This guide gives specific guidance on using Journal on mobile devices. It covers how to login to your Journal and locate the correct site, how to upload images, videos and edit posts. It also covers how to create a desktop link on your mobile directly to your journal.
- Logging into Journal, adding and editing posts
- Creating a direct desktop link to your Journal on your phone
- Further Support
Logging into Journal, adding and editing posts
Journal can be used on the mobile effectively for a lot of simple functions like adding a post with photos or embedding videos in your journal. We do not recommend that you perform more complex tasks like editing pages or editing photos on your mobile due to the screen size and limited functionality. See our guide 'Journal short course for Students' for using Journal on a desktop. The following video gives an overview of how to login to your Journal site and add and edit a post with media like images and external URL videos.
Logging in to Journal using your mobile
Open up your browser of choice and go to http://journal.falmouth.ac.uk. Tap 'Log In' in the top left hand corner of the phone. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password.
Go to the correct journal site
Once you are logged in you will see three little houses in the top left hand corner of your screen. Tap on this icon and all the sites you are part of will appear in a dropdown menu. You can then tap on the correct site and another drop down menu will appear. Choose the option which says 'Visit Site'.
Adding a new post
Once on the correct Journal site tap on the '+' icon at the top of the screen. A dropdown menu will appear. Tap 'Post'.
Adding a block to your post
Adding an image to your post
Adding a video to your post
Creating a direct desktop link to your Journal on your phone
If you’re using Journal on any of your modules, you can save yourself loads of time by creating a desktop link directly to your individual or collaborative class journal on your phone. This has a lot of potential benefits, for example you can easily upload photos directly from your phone with a couple of clicks, or you can edit and access your Journal when you’re not near a computer. You might find it useful to create a similar link on the desktop of your computer.
iPhone video guidance:
Android video guidance
Android or iPhone?
This guidance works for both Android devices and iPhones, but we have created two videos as we use different internet browsers on each. In our guidance, the Android video uses Chrome to create a desktop link, and on iPhones we use Safari.
Note: If you use a different internet browser on an Android device, you will probably be able to follow these steps and fill in the gaps. However on an iPhone, Safari is the only browser with permissions to create desktop links.
Navigate to your Journal on your phone
1. Go to http://journal.falmouth.ac.uk
2. From here, click 'Log In' in the top left corner of the screen.
3. Login with your normal username and password. Not your email address.
4. Click ‘remember me’ so you don’t have to sign in every time.
5. Now you’re logged in you can view all the Journals you have access to by clicking the 3 houses icon in the top left.
6. Select the Journal you want to create a link to. If it’s an individual journal, it will probably have your name and the module code. If you have multiple Journals this term, there's nothing stopping you from creating a direct link to each Journal.
7. If you get an additional drop down menu, click ‘visit site’ to go directly to the site.
Create a desktop link to the URL
8. Now you’ve found your Journal;
- in Safari click the share button from the bottom bar, and select ‘add to home screen’.
- in Chrome click the three dots in the top right corner, and select ‘Add to Home screen’ from the drop down menu.
9. Call the link whatever will be most helpful to you. We recommend the module code and Journal, eg 'FMK230 Journal'.
10. When you click 'Add', the link will be created on the desktop of your phone. When you click it, you’ll go directly to your Journal, and you should already be logged in.
For further support on Journal, or to report any issues with this guide, please get in touch with the Digital Learning Team via firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please refer to the numerous help guides found on our Knowledge Base.