Journals are a private place for students to post their thoughts. These can be thoughts on course material, personal thoughts, ideas, criticisms, etc. Journal assignments may be created.
Journals are a self-reflective tool offering students an opportunity for developing critical thinking and writing skills in a non-threatening manner. Although private in nature journal entries can be shared enabling communication between students. Journals provide instructors with a sense of how well students understand, remember, and apply course concepts and material.