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Blogs, Journals, and Wikis

Overview Associated Help Files

Blogs provide a place where students can post entries which will appear in reverse chronological order. Blogs can be open to the whole class, or blogs can be created for group use.

To add or view comments, the “Comments” button below the post is used.

Instructors may elect to create blogs that will be graded.


Journals are essentially personal blogs. By default they are private and can just be viewed by the student and the instructor, but for some activities the instructor may choose to set the journals to be public which will enable the class members to see each others journals.

Instructors may elect to create journals that will be graded.


Wikis provide a shared space for creating and editing “pages”. They can be set up by the instructor for the whole class to access or access can be limited to groups.

Coming soon:

Viewing other students blog posts

Viewing other students journal posts

Viewing grades for journals and blogs

Blackboard YouTube Tutorials:

Creating a Blog entry

Creating Journal entries

Creating and editing Wiki pages

Using the Content Editor