Create a New Blackboard-Integrated WebAssign Course

If you have not created the WebAssign course you want to integrate with Blackboard®, create it from Blackboard.
  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 This is an outdated version of the integration that will be removed soon.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 Create a new WebAssign course.
  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.