Journals

A Journal is a self-reflective tool for students. Only the student and the subject coordinator are able to add comments to Journal entries. However, the subject coordinator has the option to make Journals public so all enrolled users can read all entries made to a Journal topic. Group Journals are also available and the entries can be read by all Group members and the subject coordinator.

When a subject coordinator creates a Journal, he or she has the option to allow students to be able to edit or delete entries as well as whether the Journal is to be graded.  If the Journal is to be graded, a column is automatically created in the Grade Center.

Note:  If a student is removed from the course, the student’s Journal will be deleted. All Journal entries and comments are deleted.

To create a Journal: From the Control Panel click Course Tools > click Journals > and Create Journal in the adjacent content frame.

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Note: When an individual journal is created by the subject coordinator, an individual journal becomes available for all enrolled students.
That is, when the journal tool is turned on, it creates a space for each individual student to record their reflections, viewable by the student and the instructor.
It is not viewable by other users unless the subject coordinator makes the journal public.

Note: Blogs are always public, only journals can be private. In Interact 2 (unlike Interact), blogs cannot be made private (ie. entries can be read by other students).
The journal tool must be used if you wish to create private entries (ie. entries which only the lecturer and individual student can see).

Note: Individual journal entries can only be made by the owner of the journal; comments can only be made by the student and the subject coordinator.

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