Create a New Canvas-Integrated SAM Course

If you have not created the SAM course you want to integrate with Canvas™, create it from Canvas.

  1. Open your Canvas course.
  2. Add the Cengage app to your course navigation if it is not already listed.

    The app is copied when you copy a Canvas course.

    1. From the course navigation, click Settings > Navigation.
    2. Drag the Cengage app to the course navigation.
    3. Click Save.
  3. From the course navigation, click Cengage.
  4. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Canvas and Cengage accounts.

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

  5. 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.
  6. Select Create a new Cengage/SAM course (I will add assignments later).
  7. 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.

  8. Click Continue.
  9. Click the link to your SAM course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.