Add Links in Blackboard to WebAssign Activities and Resources

After setting up your WebAssign course, create links from BlackboardĀ® to activities or other content in WebAssign. Linked graded activities are included in the Blackboard gradebook unless you choose to exclude them.

This feature is not available to instructors using the old Blackboard integration.
Note Category scores and overall course scores can not be synced to Blackboard.

Before adding links to WebAssign activities, make sure your WebAssign course is set up the way you want it.

  • Add and organize the assigned activities and course materials for your WebAssign course.
  • Configure assignment settings such as grading, attempts, feedback, time limits, due dates, point values, and grade categories.
Best Practice Use consistent assignment settings and a consistent schedule for due dates and times.

Links created in this way are sometimes called deep links because they are not just web links but allow data to be exchanged between Blackboard and WebAssign.

  1. Open your Blackboard course.
  2. Go to a content area in your course and open the Content Market.
    • Blackboard Original: Click Partner Content > Content Market.
    • Blackboard Ultra: Click + > Content Market.
  3. Click the Cengage tool.
  4. Select activities to include in your course.

    By default, when you include a graded activity it is added to the Blackboard gradebook.

    If your school uses a Blackboard LTI Advantage integration, due dates set in your WebAssign course are synced to Blackboard. Any changes you make to due dates in your WebAssign course overwrite dates set in your Blackboard course. For consistency, make sure your WebAssign and Blackboard courses are set to the same time zone.

  5. Configure grade syncing with Blackboard.
    Note Depending on your course and Blackboard configuration, some of the following options might not be available.
    To do this Do this
    Add a graded activity to the Blackboard gradebook Select Add to Gradebook for the activity.
    Exclude a graded activity from the Blackboard gradebook Clear Add to Gradebook for the activity.
    Add a graded activity to the Blackboard gradebook without adding the activity link
    1. Select Add to Gradebook.
    2. Clear Add to Course.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Blackboard Original: Review the settings, select where to put your course links, and click Submit.

The content page displays all the links you have added to your WebAssign course and activities.

If needed, you can reorganize the links in Blackboard.