Create a New Moodle-Integrated Keyboarding in SAM Course

If you have not created the Keyboarding in SAM course you want to integrate with Moodleâ„¢, create it from Moodle.

  1. Open your Moodle course.
  2. Click actions menu > Turn editing on.
  3. Click Add an activity or resource.
  4. Select the Cengage tool and click Add.

    The Cengage tool is created and named by your Moodle administrator.

    If a Cengage tool is not listed:

    1. Select External tool and click Add.
    2. Under General > Preconfigured tool, select the Cengage tool.
  5. Under General, click Select content.
    Note The Activity Name and Tool URL are set automatically after selecting the content.
  6. First time for each Moodle course: Select the academic term and click Submit.
  7. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Moodle and Cengage accounts.

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

  8. 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.
  9. Select Create a new Cengage/SAM course (I will add assignments later).
  10. 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.

  11. Click Continue.
  12. Save your changes at the bottom of the page.

    Click either Save and return to course or Save and display.

  13. Click the link to your Keyboarding in SAM course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.