How to create a journal on Blackboard, and how to make it accessible to students

Creating a New Journal

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select Module Tools from the Control Panel

Select Journals then Create Journal

Enter a name for the journal and add any instructions

Leave the Journal availability as Yes

Add time and date restrictions if required

Update journal settings as required

Click Submit

Making the Journal Accessible

The make the journal accessible to the students you can either add a button to the menu or add a link to a content area.

To add a menu button

Select the + button at the top left of the module menu

Select Tool Link

Enter a name and select Journals from the Type drop down menu

Ensure the Available to users box is ticked

Click Submit

To add the journal to an existing content area

Select the area from the module menu

Select Tools then Journal

Select the journal to be linked to

Click Submit

More information on Blackboard Journals can be found on the Blackboard Help pages here.