Add Cengage to Your Course


  • These instructions include tutorial videos from Cengage. It is highly recommended that you read the steps and watch the videos before performing them.
  • LSC-Online does not have access to your Cengage account. For integration issues, please contact your Cengage representative.
  • The Cengage representative is Lauren Gordon, please contact her at, you can also set up a Zoom appointment with her.

Cengage Office Hours for instructors to obtain assistance with rebuilding their Cengage links are available on the following dates and times:

Adding Cengage 1.3 to Your Course

  1. Create a new module and name it [Cengage 1.3].
    Click on [Add Existing Activities] -> [Add Cengage Content].

    NOTE: You may have to enable pop-ups on your web browser for the Cengage Content window to appear.

  2. Click on [Add Homework Platform].

  3. You can find your textbook In the Search field below. Use a generic word for phrase for a proper search.
    Once the textbook is found, select [Link to course] next to your textbook.

    NOTE: To find the correct textbook, you DO NOT want to input a specific name, such as part of the title or the author’s name.

  4. On the following page, you'll be presented with the following options:

    1. [Create a new course] – Fill in the required fields as shown: Course Name, Start date, End date, Time zone.

    2. [Copy from an Existing Course] – Allows you to copy a course from a course that you previously built.

    3. [Copy from a Course Key] – Select this if your department has a master course to copy from. This requires a Course Key from the master course creator.

    4. [Link to existing course] –Links the D2L course to an already existing Cengage course. For example, if you have already made a copy of your Fall course in the Cengage website to use in Spring, then you can link the D2L course to the newly created Spring course in Cengage. It is important to note that you cannot link to an existing Cengage course if the Cengage course already has students in the course.

      Click [Continue] to complete this step.

      1) The last three choices here (B, C, D) can only be selected if there are no students in the Cengage course yet. If there are students, select [Create a new course].
      2) The Course Name will be imported from D2L. Feel free to change it if necessary.
      3) The chosen Start and End date only controls student access to Cengage. Students should access Cengage content through the D2L course.

  5. Select [Add activity score] to allow Cengage to add grades to multiple D2L grade items. (Highly Recommended)

    Select [Add overall scores] will cumulatively add the entirety of Cengage grades into one single D2L grade item. (Not Recommended)

    NOTE: Cengage WebAssign does NOT have an [Overall Score Option]. Only [Add Activity Score] is available.

    Click [Continue] to finish establishing the course.

  6. The newly added D2L Content link now goes to the Cengage homepage.
    Click the link and you will then see a tour screen. After linking the course you can customization your course here.

    NOTE: Faculty can change the link name from D2L content.

How to Deploy a Cengage Assignment into D2L

NOTE: Make sure your Quiz grade totals in Cengage are correct before deploying grade items into the gradebook to avoid mismatches between Cengage and the D2L's gradebooks.

  1. Select [Add Cengage Content].

  2. Click [Select Content] next to your textbook of choice.

  3. Expand the folders to find chapters or parts of the textbook.

    1. The left checkbox will add the selected item to the Content Module.
    2. The right checkbox will add the selected item to the Gradebook. After making your selections click [Continue].

    3. Items added to the Content Module will look like this:

    4. The items added to the Gradebook from Cengage are automatically exported and matched to the D2L grade item.