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Create a journal


1. Introduction 

Journals can help students reflect upon their progress and achievements throughout their module, or as evidence logs for portfolio based work.


2. Create a journal within a content area

a. Turn Edit Mode ON
 
 
b. In a Content Area, hover your mouse over Tools and click Journals.
 
 
c. Select the Link to the Journal Page option if you're creating a new journal, then click the Create New Journal button.

Alternatively, if you've already created a journal, select the Link to a Journal option and click on one in the list. Then click Next.
 
 
 
d. Type a Name and some Instructions. Make sure the name is descriptive, so that it is clear what the journal is about.
Name and instructions boxes
 
e. Set Journal Availability to Yes, and enter Date and Time Restrictions if required.
Availability options
 
f. Apply Journal Settings. We recommend not allowing users to delete anything so that there's a record of all contributions. For a private journal, leave Permit Module Users to View Journal unticked. If you tick this box, the journal will be visible to all module users.
Journal settings options

g. Apply Grade Settings to allow grading of contributions if the students' journal forms part of an assessment. If so, choose the points possible. It's best to mark out of 100 and weight assignments etc. later in the Grade Centre.
Grade settings options
 
h. Click Submit. The Journal is created. 

i. Next you're asked to Link to a Journal, select the one you just created and click Next.
 
 
j. Type a Name for the link and a brief description, then set Availability to Yes if you want students to see it. You can Track Number of Views and set Date Restrictions. When you're done, click Submit.
 
k. A link to the journal is created in the current content area. Click it to view the journal. 
 

3. Create a journal via the module control panel

You can create a journal using the module management menu / control panel.

a. Expand the Module Tools section at the bottom left of the screen.

Module Tools menu

b. Click Journals.

Journals link

c. Click Create Journal.

Create Journal button

d. Type a Name and some Instructions. Make sure the name is descriptive, so that it is clear what the journal is about.

Name and instructions boxes

e. Set Journal Availability to Yes, and enter Date and Time Restrictions if required.

Availability options

f. Apply Journal Settings. We recommend not allowing users to delete anything so that there's a record of all contributions.

Journal settings options

g. Apply Grade Settings to allow grading of contributions if the students' journal forms part of an assessment. If so, choose the points possible. It's best to mark out of 100 and weight assignments etc. later in the Grade Centre.

Grade settings options

h. Click Submit. The journal is created.

Submit button

i. To add the journal to a content area, hover your mouse over Tools and click Journals.

Journal link

j. Select the Link to a Journal option and click on one in the list. Then click Next.

Link to journal button

k. Type a Name for the link and a brief description, then set Availability to Yes if you want students to see it. You can Track Number of Views and set Date Restrictions. When you're done, click Submit.

l. A link to the journal is created in the content area. Click it to view the journal.



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