Yorkshare Blogs and Journals
Blogs and journals can be group or private spaces for instructors and students to reflect and share resources. The interface of these tools is the same, except blogs are visible to all users on a module by default and are generally used for group activities and discussion, whereas journals are private by default and can be used for more reflective writing that is seen only by the tutor and individual student. Students and instructors can use the comments function to provide feedback on posts and blogs and journals can be marked via the Grade Centre. The guides below explain how to set up a blog or a journal within your module site.
Continuing the Seminar Discussion
Facilitating students’ ongoing discussion and reflection using blogs
Using the Journal tool to provide a private space for student reflection.
- Create a Blog [help.blackboard.com]
- Edit and Manage Blogs [help.blackboard.com]
- Create a Journal [help.blackboard.com]
- Privacy/Sharing Options on Journals [Google Doc]
- A quick look at the journal interface [YouTube]
Teaching staff can provide links to these student guides within their VLE site or show the videos in class.
- Using Blogs and Journals in the VLE (Student video guide) [YouTube]
- Editing Blog, Journal, Wiki and Discussion posts on Yorkshare [YouTube]
- Using Blogs (Student Guide) [help.blackboard.com]
- Using Journals (Student Guide) [help.blackboard.com]
Using blogs for student reflection, content generation and just-in-time feedback
Dr Graham Low, Education
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