Journals in Ultra Course View
Status: Available with Limitations
Journals can be created by using the + menu to create content, then selecting Journal under Participation and Engagement. Learn more about Journals.
Feature Loss - You can mark a Journal for grading, which automatically creates a column in the Grade Book for the Journal. However, there is not yet a workflow for reading and grading a Journal simultaneously. This is on the roadmap for future development. For now, you can review the Journal and then enter a grade directly into the Grade Book. You could also create an assignment with unlimited submissions to serve the function of a private journal or a discussion board to serve the function of a shared or public journal.
A Journal is a self-reflective tool for students. Only the student and the faculty member are able to view or add comments to Journal entries. However, the faculty member has the option to make Journals "public" so all students enrolled in the same course can read all entries made to a Journal topic. Group Journals are also available and the entries can be read by all Group members as well as the faculty member.
When a faculty member creates a Journal, they have the option to allow students to be able to edit or delete entries, as well as whether the Journal will 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, along with all entries and comments.
To create a Journal: From the Control Panel click Course Tools > click Journals > and Create Journal in the adjacent content frame.
Last Updated: 7/9/2020
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