Create a Course Using a Template

Cengage template courses contain ready-to-use assignments for the selected textbook. You can modify the course by adding your own assignments later.

Some textbooks offer multiple templates.

  • Chapter Assignments: students complete multiple activities for each chapter; activities are grouped by question type.
  • Laddered: students complete activities that focus on a distinct topic and contain a variety of different question types including multimedia, mastery, and end-of-chapter questions.
  1. Sign in to the Instructor Center at login.cengage.com/ssoinstructor/mydashboard.htmfaculty.cengage.com.
  2. If you have not already done so, add the textbook or product you want to use to your library.
    1. Enter a title, author, ISBN, or keyword in the search bar.
    2. Optional: Sort and filter your search results.
    3. Click a title.
    4. Click + My Library.
  3. Click My Library and locate your textbook.
  4. Click Manage Course.

    OWLv2 opens to your home page.

  5. From the Courses page, click Create a New Course.
  6. Click Copy an Existing Course > Modify a template course designed by Cengage Learning > Continue.
    Note If you see an error message that your product has been retired, you can no longer use that product. Contact your Cengage representative for assistance.

    If your product will be retired soon, consider using a more recent edition.

  7. If more than one Cengage template course is available to you, select a template containing the title of your textbook.

    Some textbooks offer multiple templates.

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

  8. 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.
  9. Optional: Adjust all assignment dates for your new course.
    1. Select Adjust all assignment dates based on moving the start date of the first assignment to.
    2. Set the new date and time for the first assignment.

    All assignment dates for your new course are shifted relative to the specified date and time.

  10. Optional: Provide a link to your syllabus to make it available to your students from your course.
  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.