Blackboard Journals

When using Journals for summative assessment, it is important to know how to ensure students’ entries

  1. can only be seen by the appropriate people
  2. are date and time stamped
  3. can be locked for editing after the deadline
  4. can be downloaded and archived for retention

When setting up the Journal under the Journal Date and Time Restrictions section, enter a Display Until date and time to ensure students cannot make further entries or edits after this date:

screen image showing the date and time restrictions option in a Blackboard Journal

Under the Journal Settings section, ensure the ‘Permit Course Users to View Journal’ option is not ticked:

screen image showing the settings options in a Blackboard Journal