Sign In

Sign in to SAM at unless you are using a learning management system (LMS).

If you access SAM from a learning management system (LMS) such as Blackboard®, Canvas™, or Moodle™, sign in using the credentials provided by your institution. The first time you sign in to your LMS, you might be prompted to link your LMS account to a Cengage account.

Note You can only access SAM with one browser, device, tab, or window at a time. If you sign in and are already signed in somewhere else, your previous session will end and you may lose unsubmitted data from that session.

If you don't have a SAM or Cengage account, see Create a New Account.

  1. In your browser, go to
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Click Login.
  4. First time only: If prompted, activate your account.
  5. If you need to purchase access, enter your key code.

    Depending on your school, SAM access might be purchased by your institution or you might need to purchase access at (Latin America) or (Brazil).

    To do thisDo this
    Purchase a key code Click If you don't have a key code or go to (Latin America) or (Brazil) to purchase access.
    Enter your key code to verify purchase Type the key code and click Save.
    Continue to use SAM during the grace period Click Enter later.