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Journals provide an opportunity for students to reflect on course content and communicate privately with the Instructor.


  • Set Edit Mode to ON
  • From the Control Panel
  • Select Course Tools
  • Select Journals
  • Select Create Journal
  • Journal Information
    • Enter a Name in the Name field
    • Enter Instructions/Content in the Instructions field
  • Journal Availability
    • Journal Availability: select Yes to make visible to students
  • Journal Date and Time Restrictions
    • Limit Availability: Choose the Display After date/time and/or the Display Until date/time
  • Journal Settings
    • Index Entries: Select the time frame, Monthly or Weekly, the list of Entry titles will be posted during the index span.
    • Allow Users to Edit and Delete Entries: If selected, users can edit and delete the entries they have created after they are posted.
    • Allow Users to Delete Comments: If selected, users can delete Comments they added to Entries.
    • Permit Course Users to View Journal: If selected, the journals is public therefore allowing all course members to view and comment on entries
  • Grade Settings
    • Grade Journal: Select the grade option and type the number of Points Possible. Once a Journal has been enabled for grading, a column is automatically created in the Grade Center.
      • (Optional) Select/Unselect the check box for Show participants in “needs grading” status after every ___ Entries.”
        • From the drop down menu select the number of entries, for example 1.
      • If desired, use Add Rubric to use a grading rubric for the assignment
        • Select Add Rubric and choose one of the following options:
          • Select Rubric
            • Select the check box next to the Rubric you want to use
            • Select Submit
            • A confirmation pop-up message appears, select OK to assign the rubric’s Maximum Points as the Points Possible or Cancel to quit
          • Create New Rubricsee detailed tutorial
            • 1. Rubric Information
              • Enter a Name in the Name field and a Description in the Description field
            • 2. Rubric Detail
              • Configure the Rubric Grid to match your feedback and grading criteria
            • Select Submit
          • Create from Existing creates a new Rubric using the existing criteria from a chosen Rubric
            • Select the check box next to the Rubric you want to use
            • Select Submit
            • 1. Rubric Information
              • Enter a Name in the Name field and a Description in the Description field
            • 2. Rubric Detail
              • Configure the Rubric Grid to match your feedback and grading criteria
            • Select Submit
            • A confirmation pop-up message appears, select OK to assign the rubric’s Maximum Points as the Points Possible or Cancel to quit
        • The chosen Rubric information appears
          • Select the red “X” icon to Remove the Rubric
          • Select the paper icon to View the Rubric
          • Select the paper and pencil icon to Edit the Rubric
          • For Type: choose either Used for Grading or Used for Secondary Evaluation
          • For Show Rubric to Students: select one of the following:
            • No (default)
            • Yes (With Rubric Scores)
            • Yes (Without Rubric Scores)
            • After Grading
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: Name of Journal created.