If your instructor has decided to use journals in your class and if they have created the journals, you will be able to make entries. Journals, like blogs, can be public to the class, or private to the student and instructor. More often than not, instructors use journals as a private form of communication between students and instructors. Journal entries can include text, images, links, multimedia, mashups and attachments. Students are encouraged to use journals to explain their understanding of the course materials to the instructors, voice their opinions, and to voice any concerns about the course.
Journals can be owned by an individual student or can belong to a group of students. If a journal belongs to a group, each student in that group is able to post in the journal. To access a journal, click on the journal title in the content area in which it is stored.