How can I make individual blogs on Blackboard private?

Blogs do not have the option to be made private. If the students need to have private blogs, the best tool to use would be 'Journals.' Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with the instructor.

To make sure the journal is set to private, please do the following steps:

  • On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and click Journals.
  • On the Journals listing page, click Create Journal on the action bar.
  • On the Create Journal page, type a name and optional instructions. Make the journal available.
  • Make sure the check box Permit Course Users to View Journal is not checked. If selected, the journal becomes public. All users can view all journal entries made to the journal topic. Otherwise, it is set to private.

Please refer to the following link for more information about creating and editing Journals:


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