Commenting on a Journal Entry

This guide will demonstrate how to comment on an existing journal entry.

Only instructors can comment on journal entries. If you wish to have students interact with other students' work, use either the Blog or Discussion board tools.

Image of the course menu with the Journals optioon outined

To access the Blog tool, click on the Journals link in the course menu

Accessing the Journal

You will then be taken to the Journals page, which lists all the course journals.  To access a journal, click on the name of the journal.

Reading and Commenting on a Journal Entry

You will now see a screen similar to the one above with the title of the journal appearing at the top.

  1. Click on the drop down menu on the right portion of the screen to access journals from other students.
  2. Index: Use the index to select the desired journal entry to view.
  3. The journal entries will appear on the left portion of the screen.
  4. To view existing comments on the journal entry, click on the number of comments listed in the bottom left corner of the journal entry.
  5. To comment on a journal entry, click the Comment button at the bottom of the journal entry.

Creating a Comment

Image of the comment box with the following annotations: 1.Comment: Type your comment in the textbox provided.2.Click on the Spell Check button (the icon with abc and a green checkmark) to check for spelling and grammar issues.3.When finished, click the Add button to publish the comment. The comment will then be added to the blog entry.

You will now see a screen similar to the one above.  To enter a comment:

  1. Comment: Type your comment in the textbox provided.
  2. Click on the Spell Check button (the icon with abc and a green checkmark) to check for spelling and grammar issues.
  3. When finished, click the Add button to publish the comment. The comment will then be added to the blog entry.