Add Cengage Infuse Content in Canvas

Add Cengage Infuse reading assignments, concept checks, and end-of-chapter quizzes to your Canvas™ course.

Assignment types:
Reading assignment
A section of the book for students to read.
Concept check
A quick activity that checks if students have completed assigned readings.
A longer activity that assesses students' understanding of an entire chapter.
Note After you add the Cengage Infuse to your course, you can return to the Cengage tool at any point to add more assignments.
  1. Open your Canvas course.
  2. Add the Cengage app to your course navigation if it is not already listed.

    The app is copied when you copy a Canvas course.

    1. From the course navigation, click Settings > Navigation.
    2. Drag the Cengage app to the course navigation.
    3. Click Save.
  3. From the course navigation, click Cengage.
  4. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Canvas and Cengage accounts.

    If you don't have a Cengage instructor account, request one here or at

  5. Click Add Cengage Infuse.
  6. Search for your textbook in the search bar.
  7. Click Link to Course next to your textbook.
    The selection menu shows products matching your search. Instructors can view the eBook, view additional Cengage resources, and link the product to their LMS course.
  8. Complete the details for your Canvas course.
    Field Notes
    Course Name
    Tip Include the academic term in the course name.
    Start date

    This date is both the first day students can access your course and the beginning of your students' temporary access period. It cannot be changed after students access the course.

    End date

    To allow your students to view their grades and complete late work, consider setting this 1 week after the last day of class.

    Time Zone

    Assignment dates and times are based on the time zone you select.

  9. Click Continue.
  10. Select content to include in your course and Canvas gradebook.

    You can return to add more content at any point during your course.

    The Infuse content selector with 2 chapters selected. By default, all assignments in the chapter are selected and added to the gradebook. The number of readings and assignments that will be added to the course is shown at the bottom of the screen.
  11. Optional: To preview an assignment, click preview assignment.

    The assignment opens in a new tab.

  12. Click Continue.
  13. Set how many attempts students have for each type of Cengage Infuse assignment.
  14. Click Save.