Create a New Brightspace-Integrated MindTap Course

If you have not created the MindTap course you want to integrate with Brightspace®, create it from Brightspace.

  1. Open your Brightspace course.
  2. Open the Course Builder tool.

    In the Content tab, click Related Tools > Course Builder.

  3. If you have not already done so, create a module in your course.
    1. Drag Create a module from Build Outline to the course outline.

      Alternatively, click Create a module and select the module location.

    2. Enter a name for your module, such as MindTap.
    3. Optional: Enter a note for your students.
    4. Optional: If the MindTap component of your course has a different start or end date from your course in Brightspace, enter those dates in Restrictions.
    5. Click Create.
  4. Drag New Cengage Learning from Add Content to your module.

    Alternatively, click New Cengage Learning and select your module.

  5. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Brightspace and Cengage accounts.

    If you don't have a Cengage instructor account, request one here or at login.cengage.comcengage.com/loginlogin.cengagebrain.com.mx/cb/login.htmlogin.cengagebrain.com/cb/login.htmau.cengage.com/student/.

  6. Select the textbook or product you want to use from the available course content.
    • To filter the list, type a search term.
    • To filter the list by platform, click Filter Results and select a platform from the dropdown.
    • To filter the list by license type, click Filter Results and set the dropdown to Student Purchase Required or Inclusive Access.
    • To select an item, click Link to Course.

    The selected title is shown with MindTap course creation and linking options.

  7. Select Create a new MindTap course.
  8. Complete the details for your MindTap course.
    Field Notes
    Course Name
    Tip Include the academic term in the course name.
    Course 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.

    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.

    Course Days/Times

    Optional: Include the days and times of class meetings.

    Section

    Optional: If you teach multiple sections of the same course, specify the section here.

    Time Zone

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

  9. Click Continue.
  10. If prompted, select whether to synchronize the overall course score or individual activity scores to the Brightspace gradebook.

    This option is not available for all courses.

    Note Category scores can not be synced to Brightspace.
    1. Click Continue to confirm your choice.

    A link to the integrated MindTap course is added to your Brightspace course.

  11. Click the Content tab.
  12. Click the link to your MindTap course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.