Copy a SAM Course to a New Moodle-Integrated SAM Course

If you have a previous SAM course you want to reuse in Moodleâ„¢, copy it to a new Moodle-integrated course.

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 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. 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.

  7. 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 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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

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

  12. Click the link to your SAM course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.