Create a New LMS-Integrated WebAssign Course

If you have not created the WebAssign course you want to integrate with LMS, create it from LMS.

If your LTI Advantage LMS is not otherwise specified, the following steps apply to any LTI Advantage compliant LMS.If your LTI 1.0 LMS is not otherwise specified, the following steps apply to any LTI 1.0 compliant LMS. If you have not created the WebAssign course you want to integrate with your LMS, create it from your LMS.

Before you begin, your LMS administrator must have set up the Cengage tool in your LMS, and you must have received an email from Cengage containing a Cengage Course URL.

If you do not know where to find the Cengage tool, try searching the LMS help system or ask your administrator.

  1. Open your LMS course.
  2. Follow the steps for your LMS to access the Cengage tool.
  3. Confirm the Lessons tool is enabled.
    1. Select Site Info from your navigation.
    2. Click Manage Tools.
    3. Scroll down to confirm that Lessons is selected.
  4. Select Lessons from your navigation.
  5. Click Add Content > Add Learning App.
  6. Click the Cengage tool.
    If the tool is not available, contact your administrator.
  7. If you do not have a default grade category in your LMS course, create one.

    A default grade category is required to sync grades between LMS and WebAssign.

    1. Click Grade Setup.
    2. In Categories, click Add.
    3. Enter information for your category and click Create.
    4. To use this category for WebAssign assignments, click Set default category.
  8. On the Materials tab, click Add Materials > Cengage LMS Integration.
  9. Click actions menu > Turn editing on.
  10. Click Add an activity or resource.
  11. Select the Cengage tool and click Add.

    The Cengage tool is created and named by your Moodle™ administrator.

    The Willo tool is created and named by your Moodle administrator.

    If a Willo tool is not listed:

    1. Select External tool and click Add.
    2. Under General > Preconfigured tool, select the Willo tool.
  12. Under General, click Select content.
    Note The Activity Name and Tool URL are set automatically after selecting the content.
  13. Open the Content Market.
    1. Go to a content area in your course.
    2. Blackboard Ultra: Click + > Content Market.
    3. Blackboard Original: Click Partner Content > Content Market.
  14. On the Content Market page, click Cengage in the list of providers.
  15. 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.
  16. From the course navigation, click Cengage.

If you get an error message when you click Cengage, see LTI Advantage.

  1. Open the Course Builder tool.

    In the Content tab, click Related Tools > Course Builder.

  2. If you have not already done so, create a module in your course.
    1. Drag Create a module from Build Outline to the course outline.

      Alternatively, click Create a module and select the module location.

    2. Enter a name for your module, such as WebAssign.
    3. Optional: Enter a note for your students.
    4. Optional: If the WebAssign component of your course has a different start or end date from your course in Brightspace®, enter those dates in Restrictions.
    5. Click Create.
  3. Drag New Cengage Learning from Add Content to your module.

    Alternatively, click New Cengage Learning and select your module.

  4. Create a link to the Cengage tool.
    You only have to do this once.
    1. Navigate to your external tools.

      Third party content like Cengage is listed as an external tool or app in your LMS.

    2. Click the Cengage link.

      This might be named Cengage or MindLinks. If you are not sure, ask your LMS admin.

    3. In the URL field, paste the Cengage Course URL from your email.
    4. Click Save.
  5. Click the link you created.
  6. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your LMS 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 LMS domain.

  7. Click Add Homework Platform.
  8. 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.

  9. Select Create a new WebAssign course.
  10. 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 set automatically by Willo.

    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

    This date is set automatically by Willo.

    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.

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

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

  13. Click the Content tab.
  14. Click the link to your WebAssign course.

    First time only: Confirm that LMS can access your account.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.