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Copy a SAM Course to a New Blackboard Course

Copy an existing SAM course to a new BlackboardĀ® course. You can copy your own SAM course or another instructor's course.

To copy both your Blackboard course and SAM course at the same time, see Copy Your SAM-Integrated Course in Blackboard.

To copy another instructor's course, ask the instructor for the course key of the course to be copied.

In the SAM course, the course instructor can click ? > SAM LMS Integration CourseKeys to see the course key.

Important You can copy LMS-integrated SAM courses only.
  1. Open your Blackboard course.
  2. Open the Content Market.
    1. Go to a content area in your course.
    2. Blackboard Ultra: Click + > Content Market.
    3. Blackboard Original: Click Partner Content > Content Market.
  3. On the Content Market page, click Cengage in the list of providers.
  4. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Blackboard and Cengage accounts.

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

    This window might not be shown if your browser does not allow pop-ups for the Blackboard domain.

  5. Click Add Homework Platform.
  6. Select the textbook or product you want to use from the available course content.
    • To search the available content, type a search term.
    • To see only SAM results, click Filter and set Filter By to SAM.
    • To filter the list by license type, click Filter 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 SAM course creation and linking options.

  7. Select the course to be copied.

    To copy your own course:

    1. Select Copy one of my existing Cengage/SAM courses (including its assignments).
    2. Select the course or section to copy.

    To copy another instructor's course:

    1. Click Copy a colleague's existing Cengage/SAM course (including its assignments).
    2. Enter the Course Key for the course you want to copy and click Verify.
  8. Complete the details for your 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. Click the link to your SAM course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.