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Wiki Pages: CreateJournal

***Updated for Fall 2011***

Journal

1.) Enter your course.

2.) Look to the top right and ensure that your Edit Mode is ON. (Click once if off.)

3.) Click on the area of the course where you wish to place the students’ journal access, such as Assignments (or perhaps a new area that you create called Journal).

4.) Hover over or click on the Add Interactive Tool menu. Choose Journal from the drop-down menu.

5.) Select the Link to a Journal radio button. Then click on the Create New Journal button.

6. )In the new Create Journal page, enter a name for the journal and in the larger text field type instructions for student use of the journal (optional).

7.) Choose availability and date and time restrictions.

8.) Next, choose your journal settings and whether to assign a grade to the journal.

Note: Assigning a point value to the Journal will generate a corresponding column in the Full Grade Center.

9.) Click Submit. You will now return to the original numbered page. Notice that the new journal is now listed on this page, and it is should be highlighted to show it is selected.

10.) Click the Next button at the top or bottom right.

11.) In the Link Name line, type the name you want to give to the link to the journal. It could be the same name as the journal itself. In the larger text box, you may add descriptive text about the journal you are linking to.

12.) Click Submit. You have set up the journal.

13.) From the Course Content Area, click on the name to enter the journal, and then click the Create Journal Entry button at the top of the page to post an entry. (Note that you can change the position of the Journal by sliding the arrows on the left. By default, new materials are added to the bottom of a page.)

14.) Type your entry and use the buttons much as you would in a word processor. The third row of buttons will help you place and embed media in the journal entry. The button in the second row that looks like a globe is the Hyperlink button for inserting URLs. Note: If you do not see the text editor buttons, change the option for Text Editor to "ON".

15.) When done, click on Post Entry or Save Entry as Draft.

 

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