Copy a WebAssign Course to a New Blackboard Course

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

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

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

  1. Open your Blackboard course.
  2. Add WebAssign content to your course.
    Blackboard Original
    1. Click Content > Build Content > Cengage Content.
      If the Cengage tool is not shown under Build Content, see Can't Find Cengage Content in Blackboard.
    Blackboard Ultra
    1. Click + > Content Market.
    2. Click Cengage Content under Institution Tools.
      Important If you see a Cengage tool shown under Content Market, do not select it. This is an outdated version of the integration that will be removed soon. Only add the Cengage tool under Institution Tools.

      If the Cengage tool is not shown under Institution Tools, see Can't Find Cengage Content in Blackboard.

  3. 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, click Create Account.

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

  4. Click Add Homework Platform.
  5. 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 WebAssign results, click Filter and set Filter By to WebAssign.
    • 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 WebAssign course creation and linking options.

  6. Select the course to be copied.

    To copy your own course:

    1. Select Copy from my existing WebAssign course.
    2. Select the course or section to copy.

    To copy another instructor's course:

    1. Click Copy from another instructor's WebAssign course.
    2. Enter the Course Key for the course you want to copy and click Verify.
  7. Complete the details for your WebAssign 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.

    Time Zone

    Assignment dates and times are based on the time zone you select.

  8. Click Continue.
  9. Click the link to your WebAssign course and verify that it's set up how you want.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.