Journals

Create a private online space for students to publish content viewable only by staff.

Assessing Campus Pack Journals

To see how to create and use a Campus Pack Journal, follow these guides: Creating a Campus Pack Journal, Using a Campus Pack Journal

Note: If you want to assess the journal, ensure that in the final step of creating your Campus Pack Wiki, you tick the Create a Grade Book Entry and Add a Grade Item.
Tick the checkbox beside Create a Gradebook Entry

Note: We recommend using Chrome or Firefox with Campus Pack. If you are using Safari, you will get a ‘login error’ unless you enable cookies through preferences.

Below are the steps to assessing the Campus Pack Journal:

 

Step One: Accessing your Journal


1. Navigate to the space in VU Collaborate.

2. Click on Learning Space on the main navigation bar.

 

Within the desired VUC space, click on Learning Space on the navigation bar

 

3. Find the Journal that you would like to assess and click the title.

 

Within the VUC space the created campus pack journal item is selected

 

Step Two:  Finding your data


1. You are now navigated to the Campus Pack blog within VU Collaborate. To make assessing easier, we recommend that you click this button to view your content in a popup window. full screen icon This way, you can view VU Collaborate in two separate windows.

2. Click Settings to see a drop-down menu of options. From this menu, select Assessment.

 

Campus Pack Journal screen with Setting drop-down menu selected and assessment button highlighted

 

3. This will show an Active Summary for your Journal. 

 

Active summary menu for journal

 


Step Three: Grading your Journal using this Data


1. To grade, select the participant you would like to assess.

 

Journal Campus Pack Assessment screen with student name selected

Tip: If you have a large group of students, use the CTRL + F shortcut to search the web page for the name you are looking for. 

2. Click on the name of the student then click on Evaluate Participant.

 

Journal Campus Pack Assessment screen with evaluate participant item selected

 

3. The Summary for the chosen student will appear. Enter a numerical grade in the text box and click Submit. You will return to the Assessment menu in Campus Pack once you have entered the student's grade. 

 

Student activity summary screen with grade box highlighted to be filled with the appropriate points scored

 

Step Four: Viewing Grades in the Gradebook 


1. Exit the Campus pack popup window and return to the VU Collaborate space.

2. From the navigation bar, click Assessments then select Grades.

 

Within the desired VUC space, select Assessment then Grades

 

3. Click Enter Grades.

 

Within the grades screen Enter Grades was selected

 

4. In the list of students, you will see that the grade entered in the Journal has synced to the Gradebook. Alternatively, you could manually type in the Gradebook all of the student's scores.

5. Your grading is now complete. Repeat this process for all students you wish to assess.

 


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.