Integrate an Existing MindTap Course With Brightspace

If you already created the MindTap course you want to integrate with Brightspace® — and no students are enrolled — integrate your existing course.

Note Course masters, courses with student enrollments, and courses that are already linked to an LMS can't be linked.
  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

  6. Select the textbook or product you want to use from the available course content.
    • To filter the list by platform, click Filter Results and select a platform from the dropdown.
  7. Select Link to an existing course or section.

    Your unlinked courses and course sections with no student enrollments for the selected title are listed.

  8. Select the course or section you want to link and click Continue.
  9. 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.

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

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.