Adding McGraw-Hill Connect to Your D2L Course

Getting Your Course Set Up with Connect

  1. Optional Setup Step - Create a Sandbox for Content Only
    This sandbox would act as a master course template, since copying sections that have been integrated with McGraw-Hill Connect is not recommended.
  2. Send an email to VTAC@lonestar.edu or start a chat using the VTAC-Live Chat tool.
    • Include a list of the courses, complete with section numbers and terms, in which you wish to use McGraw-Hill Connect.
  3. Copy your sandbox content into your D2L course.

Adding McGraw-Hill Connect Content to Your D2L Course

NOTE: This article assumes that your course has already been built in Connect.


  1. Enter your D2L course.
  2. Click on Content on the navbar.
  3. If you have not already added a Module, create one by typing in the Add A Module area under Table of Contents and hit Enter on your keyboard.
    New Module
  4. Choose your new module. Click on the Add Existing Activities button and choose External Learning Tools.
  5. Click on the "McGraw-Hill Campus Gateway Connect" link that appears.
    Created Link
  6. Determine if you agree to the policy and click Get Started.
    Terms of Use
  7. Enter the name, author, OR ISBN of your textbook and click FIND NOW.
    Find Textbook
  8. Once you find your textbook, click SELECT under the listing.
    Select button
  9. When your book appears, click Connect.
    Connect button
  10. Select that you are an existing user.
    Existing User
  11. Log in to your Connect account using your email address and Connect password, then click Submit.
    Connect Login
  12. Click I want this for my students in the upper right.
    For Students
  13. Click Adopt.
    Adopt Connect button
  14. Indicate that you have an existing Connect course.
    Pair Course with Connect
  15. Choose the correct course name, then select the section that corresponds with your D2L course.
  16. You will need to follow these steps for each section. Once a section is paired, you will have single sign on between the two systems and can take advantage of the gradebook sync.