Activities: Journal

Maintained by Picture of Cosmin HERMANCosmin HERMAN, Picture of Adrian SarmasAdrian Sarmas, Picture of Ovidiu MorariuOvidiu Morariu, Picture of Paul NeagPaul Neag
This module allows a teacher to ask students to reflect on a particular topic. The students can edit and refine their answer over time.
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This module allows a teacher to ask students to reflect on a particular topic. The students can edit and refine their answer over time.


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  • Picture of Sean Rugge
    Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 7:22 PM
    @Emma Did all cron jobs stop running? How were you able to determine that the journal plugin was the culprit? What were some of the symptoms?

    I ask because we recently upgraded to 3.5 and thus far haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary but this has me concerned.

    @ Herman we're also interested in an update for 3.5
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 8:54 PM
    So, yesterday I reenabled it - haven't changed much on the site except to upgrade some other plugins. No more problems with cron - have no idea why I had problems initially but very happy to have journal back up and running! Originally, cron was stalling out on me. I turned debugging on and try to run it manually. It referenced journal in the debugging so I disabled and then cron ran fine. I wonder if getting cron through one run actually resolved the issue? Sorry, don't have more details as I now cannot replicate (which is a success in my book!!)
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 11:21 PM
    Why does the view all journals view include non-enrolled users? It shows everyone who has high level access, but is not enrolled, with "No entry." This has some instructors worried that there are "lurkers" in the courses.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, Nov 6, 2018, 10:02 AM
    It has now been 11 months since you last made any changes to this plugin - it still does not support 3.5 and is missing the privacy API. You stated in May 2018 that you would look at the privacy api within the next few days but you haven't provided any further updates to reported issues in github. If you are not able to support this plugin please pass it back to the community so someone else can do it properly.
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 7:14 AM
    Because the maintainers appear to be "on vacation" I started to look for a substitute and stumbled across some of the really old postings from the days that Journal was being replaced by Online Assignments. One thing mentioned, in a few posts, was seeing something similar to the Journals "overview" page on OAs. It was mentioned that OA would have a "quick view" to accomplish this, but it was never detailed. From what I can see there is no Quick View in OA. Is there??
  • Picture of Adrian Sarmas
    Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 4:51 PM
    We have released a new version that is compatible with Moodle 3.5.
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 1:24 AM
    Adrian, do you know what code to change to get the list of entries to include only the students of a course and not the Teacher, Manager and site managers as it currently does? I'm willing to go an change code on my own, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to know what needs to change. I've even looked at other plugins that show only students on a review page and I cannot figure it out. I've submitted a bug tracker, but it's not getting any attention.
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 7:53 AM
    I have figured out a Bandaide solution to this: change the mod/journal:addentries access so that only the student role is set to "allow."
  • Picture of Mathieu Pelletier
    Tue, Jan 22, 2019, 5:36 PM
    The version numbers indicated are not consistent with what appears in the source code repository. I cannot find Build 35, nor does it appear in the GitHub repository. The file available via the direct download is also build 34, not build 35. Could this be fixed?
  • Picture of Dave Foord
    Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 4:28 PM
    I love the journal activity - its simplicity and ease of use being its main attraction. I am using the Journal activity on one project where I want to 'lock' the users responses - I want them to still see their entries, but not be able to edit them (or start a new one). I don't seem to be able to do this though, either by changing the settings or the permissions. Is there a way that this could be done? Thanks in advance.
  • Picture of Wrina Iamwe
    Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 1:46 AM
    Loading error for 3.6
  • Picture of Filippos Kolovos
    Fri, May 31, 2019, 10:46 PM
    Hello Sir,

    I am in the process of upgrading to moodle 3.7+ and I would like to ask
    if there will be an upgrade of this excellent plugin for moodle 3.7+, or can I simply use the 3.6 version? Thank you very much.
  • Picture of Filippos Kolovos
    Wed, Jun 5, 2019, 3:47 PM
    Hello Sir,

    Do you know if there will be an upgrade of this excellent plugin for moodle 3.7+, or can I simply use the 3.6 version? Thank you very much.
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:54 AM
    Hi Filippos, I am using the 3.6 version in Moodle 3.7. The only problem I see, is that if a user records a video, In their view it shows as center aligned. When the teacher sees it in the report view it is right aligned. Depending upon the theme used, some of the video may be hidden on the right side.
  • Picture of Filippos Kolovos
    Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 12:11 AM
    Hmm, ok! Thank you very much for your reply!
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