Moodle: Activities & Resources: Journal Activity - Students

The journal activity in Moodle gives students a private space to respond to a prompt—the work students submit is visible only to the instructor. Instructors can either limit the availability of a journal entry or leave it open so that the student can add to it indefinitely. While it is open, students can continuously edit or add to their entry.

To Submit a Journal Assignment:

  1. Select the topic the journal assignment is under and then click on the assignment.

Journal Assignment Link


  1. Here you will find the question/instruction for the journal. Read them and then click on Start or edit my journal Entry.

Journal Instructions and Start or edit my journal button


  1. Put your response in the Entry box and when you have finished you can click on Save Changes.

Journal Entry Box and Save button


  1. Once you save it will take you back to the previous page and show what you have entered. You may click on the Start or Edit my journal entry button if you need to edit it up until the close date set by the instructor.



For more information on Journal activities, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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