Doesn't seem familiar?  Jump to journals on Blackboard Instructor app

A journal provides a personal space for you to communicate privately with your instructor.

You can use a journal as a self-reflective tool to share your opinion, ideas and concerns related to your course. You can also discuss and analyse course related material using journals.

Your instructor can grade your journal contributions or use them solely for communication. In either instance, you can make multiple entries in a journal.

Journal on Blackboard App is only available for Ultra course view. 

Access journals

You can view journals created by your instructor on the Blackboard app.

  • Click course content from the menu under the ultra-course view
  • Click on the Journal title

Adding an entry

You can add your opinion, comments, and reflections as entries on the journals shared by your instructor.

  • Click course content from the menu under the ultra-course view
  • Click on the Journals title
  • Click on Type an entry

You get a notification every time your instructor adds a graded or non-graded journal for you. You can access the journal by clicking on the notification as well.

Removing / editing your entries

After adding your entries, you can also edit and delete it if required.

  • Edit your entry by clicking on the ‘pencil’ icon on the lower right end of your entry.
  • You can also delete the entry by clicking on the ‘dustbin’ icon.

Accessing feedback and Grading details

Your instructor can initiate a graded journal with you. Once you add your entry to the journal, your instructor can grade you for the work. You can view your instructor’s feedback and grading details on the journal screen.