Create a Course Manually

Create a new course in OWLv2 and manually add assignments later.

  1. From the Courses page, click Create a New Course.
  2. Click Build a Course Manually > Continue.
  3. If needed, select the textbook to use for your new course from Product.

    This is needed only if you have more than one available OWLv2 product in the Instructor Resource Center.

    The Digital product student will buy field displays the name of the digital product your students will buy for the course.

  4. Enter your course information.
    1. Enter the Course Name.
    2. Optional: Enter the Course Number.
    3. Set the date and time for Course starts on.
    4. Set the date and time for Course ends on.
  5. Optional: Provide a link to your syllabus to make it available to your students from your course.
  6. Optional: Edit email settings.

    This feature lets student email you during their assignments. The email includes the student's message and a link to their assignment.

    To prevent students from emailing you during their assignments, clear Allow students to send emails to the instructor while taking assignments.

  7. Optional: Select Require students to provide a student ID on login.

    Students whose Cengage accounts do not include their student ID are asked to add this information when they sign in to your course. Use this feature if you need student IDs for reporting purposes or to distinguish between different students with the same name.

  8. Click Create Course.

    Your course information, including your Course Key, displays.

    Note Your students need the Course Key to enroll in your course.

Your new course is added to your list of Courses and Sections on the Courses page.