Integrate an Existing MindTap Course With Schoology

If you already created the MindTap course you want to integrate with Schoology® — 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 Schoology course.
  2. If you do not have a default grade category in your Schoology course, create one.

    A default grade category is required to sync grades between Schoology and MindTap.

    1. Click Grade Setup.
    2. In Categories, click Add.
    3. Enter information for your category and click Create.
    4. To use this category for MindTap assignments, click Set default category.
  3. On the Materials tab, click Add Materials > Cengage LMS Integration.
  4. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Schoology and Cengage accounts.

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

  5. 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.
  6. Select Link to an existing course or section.

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

  7. Select the course or section you want to link and click Continue.
  8. If prompted, select whether to synchronize the overall course score or individual activity scores to the Schoology gradebook.

    This option is not available for all courses.

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

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

  9. Click the link to your MindTap course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.