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What is the “Journal”?

  • You can work on assignments with the Journal, which can be set so only you can read it. When you're ready, you can copy the information into a Word document, make any edits, and turn it in online through the Drop Box or by emailing your instructor.

How do I make a journal entry?

  1. Click "Journal" under the eCollege toolbar.
  2. Click "+Add Entry".
  3. Title the Journal according to your assignment. Make sure you select "Private Entry" if you are just using the Journal to save your homework, threaded discussion, or paper ideas.

    If you're using the Journal for your class and need to share the entry with the instructor, check "Share Entry with Instructor". Remember, the instructor will be able to see the number or type you edit your Journal Entry.
  4. Begin typing in the textbox and when you have completed your entry, click "Add Entry".

How do I add/edit a journal entry?

  1. Click "Journal" under the eCollege toolbar.
  2. You will see a list of your Journal Entries by their titles. You can expand the entry by clicking "+" next to the Journal Entry Title.
  3. If you find one that you need to edit, click "Edit" on the far right of the Journal Entry Title.

What if I have issues with the Journal?

  • Your instructor can choose to turn off the "Journal".  Please check with them to see if they will be utilizing it for your course. 
  • If you do see "Journal" in your course and you are having difficulties, contact the eCollege helpdesk.
    • The 24 hour help desk phone number is 877-740-2214
    • Their email address is
    • Chat Help Desk is open 7am – 7pm MST. You may enter a Chat session by logging into your course, clicking on Help, clicking on Help Desk, then Chat with a Help Desk Consultant.

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