Create a New Brightspace-Integrated Keyboarding in SAM Course

If you have not created the Keyboarding in SAM 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 Keyboarding in SAM.
    3. Optional: Enter a note for your students.
    4. Optional: If the Keyboarding in SAM 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 sam.cengage.com.

  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 Keyboarding in SAM course creation and linking options.

    Note If you don't see your content, contact your Cengage representative. If needed, see cengage.com/repfindercengage.com/contact/#locations.
  7. Select Create a new Cengage/SAM course (I will add assignments later).
  8. Complete the details for your Keyboarding in SAM 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 Number Optional: Include your course number.
    Time Zone

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

  9. Click Continue.
  10. If prompted, click Continue to add a link to your Keyboarding in SAM course in your Brightspace course.
  11. Click the Content tab.
  12. Click the link to your Keyboarding in SAM course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.