A Journal is generally used as a reflective tool, where students might report their progress or learning experiences, and while it can be shared with other students, the journal is usually shared with the instructor only.
Creating a Journal (mov)
A Blog can be set up for individual students or for the entire class. This tool allows students to make and comment on posts. Posts can be organized by topic, entry date, and tags. The Blog tool allows grading.
Creating a Blog (mov)