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Creating a Journal

  1. From the Control Panel click on Course Tools
  2. Click on Journals
  3. Click on Create Journal
    Create a journal
  4. Enter a name for the journal, followed with instructions or description of its purpose.
    Journal name and instructions
  5. Set the journal availability, date and time restrictions and settings based on your needs. (Note: Typically, and by default in Blackboard, a journal is private between the instructor and the student, so the last setting, "permit course users to view journal", is seldom chosen.)
    Journal availability
  6. Enable grading and enter possible points, due date and rubric if you wish to have grading for the journals. If not, leave journal set to no grading.
    Journal Grade Settings
  7. Click on “Submit”.