A journal assignment is a task in which you have to write a free text related to specific questions. Your text will be published in your journal and can be commented and liked by your colleagues. When you write a journal assignment, you should comment on at least two other journal entries from your colleagues.
If you create a new journal entry you can type in a title and a text related to the journal assignment. On the right side you can choose if either the task or the preview should be displayed. You have also the option to publish your entry immediately in your journal or to save it as a draft, so that you can continue to work on your entry later at some point.
You can see all the journal entries if you click on the tab "Journal" in the navigation bar inside the course. There you can decide if you want to see all journal entries or just your own entries.