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Create a MindTap Course Level Link

 

 

Step 1

Action: Click Content from the left navigation menu to access a content page.

Note: The default settling for a content area is Content, however your institution has the ability to edit the name of these pages. Some examples include Lessons or Modules. If you are not certain which menu item to access, please contact your campus Help Desk.

Result: The Content page display

Step 2

Action: Point to Partners Content and select Commercial Content.

Result: The commercial Content page displays.

NOTE: The content menu may differ depending on the Blackboard service pack your institution is running. If you do not see the Commercial Content Menu, refer to the Appendix: Partner or Publisher Content Menu. http://assets.cengage.com/pdf/gui_instructor-using-mindtap-bb.pdf

Step 3

Action: Click the Cengage Learning banner from the Available Partners content carousel.

Note: Click through the content carousel if Cengage Learning does not display.

Result: The LMS Integration page displays.

Step 4

Action: Link your Blackboard account with your Cengage Learning account.

Login using your credentials.

Note: This is a one-time process required for all of the Cengage integration enable courses. If you do not have an account you can create one from this page.

  • Enter your Cengage Learning Faculty Account Username and Password.
  • Click Login

Result: The Cengage Learning Account Registration page displays and redirects you to the Select Content Source Mind Links page.

Step 5

Action: Select the MindTap product to use in your course.

NOTE: This list displays content enabled for your institution. If you do not see your adopted course, please contacts your Cengage Learning Consultant.

Result: The Create Course in MindTap page displays.

Step 6

Action: The first time you connect to a product from each Blackboard course, a prompt displays to create a course.

There are three options for creating a course:

  • Create a new MindTap course: Start a new course without any customizations.
  • Copy from my existing course: Use this option to copy from one of your existing courses that contain assignments or customizations.
  • Copy from another instructor's course: Enter a Course Key from another instructor's course or course designer to get a copy of their course.

Select Create a new MindTap Course.

Result: The Create Course in MindTap Screen Displays

Step 7

Action: Fill in the following fields:

  • Course Name - The MindTap course name.
  • Course Start Date - The date students can access the course.

NOTE: The Course Start Date is the first date students can access the course and defines the course grace period.

  • Course End Date - The date the course ends
  • Time Zone - The time zone course held.

Step 8

Action:  Click Continue.

Result: The Link To MindTap Course screen displays.

Step 9

Action: Click Continue

Result: The Blackboard course home page displays.

Step 10

Action: Click Submit

Step 11

Action: Click the course link

Result: The Service Agreement page displays.

Step 12

Action: Accept the service agreement.

Result: The MindTap course cover page displays.

Step 13

Action: Click the Enter button to open the MindTap course

Result: The MindTap course displays

Deep Linking to specific Learning Activities in MindTap

Deep Linking is adding links into a Blackboard course that take students to a specific MindTap Activitiy. Adding deep links directly to a Blackboard course enables students to click a link to navigate to the Activity within MindTap, instead of needing to navigate to it within the MindTap course. If you want the scores of a graded activity to synchronize to your Blackboard gradebook, you must add a deep link to the activity into  your course.

Add Content links from a MindTap course

A recommendation is to create folders in your course to organize your content links. Base the folders on a weekly schedule, learning modules, or textbook chapters.

Step 1

Action: In this example the content is organized by chapter:

            Click on the folder Name from the course Content page.

 

Result: The folder opens

Step 2

Action: Point to Partner Content and Select Commercial Content

NOTE: The content menu may differ depending on the Blackboard service pack your institution is running. if you do not see the Commercial Content Menu, refer to the  Appendix:Partner or publisher Content Menu for more information. http:/http://assets.cengage.com/pdf/gui_instructor-using-mindtap-bb.pdf/assets.cengage.com/pdf/gui_instructor-using-mindtap-bb.pdf

Result: The Commercial Content page displays

Step 3

Action: Select Cengage MindLinks course Cengage.

Result: The Select Content Source page displays.

Step 4

Action: Click the linked tab for quick access your linked content.

Result: The Select Content page displays.

Step 5

Action: Select the course.

Result: The Select Content page display

Step 6

Action: The Content Selector replicates the MindTap Learning Path including any customizations  you have made.

Click the Horizontal triangle to the left of the content folders.

Result: The folders expand to display content.

Step 7

Action: Click the check box next to the content to add.

Result: the content selected for import displays in blue.

NOTE: Each item that includes ADD TO GRADEBOOK automatically creates a link in your Blackboard course and an associated gradebook column. If you want to link the assignment but not have it synchronized to the Blackboard, deselect ADD TO GRADEBOOK.

Step 8

Action: Click the Confirm Selections button at the top of bottom of the screen.

Result: The Confirm Selections screen display listing all the items selected from the Select Content page.

Step 9

Action: Click Save

Result: The Cengage Learning MindLinks Options page displays.

Step 10

Action: Confirm the Link Location and Points Possible for graded assignments and then Click Submit.

Result: The selected links are located on your content page. A gradebook column is created in the gradebook for any graded activities where you selected Add to Gradebook.

Step 11

Action: If you want to move a link to another module: Click the down arrow to the right of the link.

Step 12

Action: Select Move

Result: The Move page displays

Step 13

Action: Click Browse.

Result: The Select Location page displays

Step 14

Action: Select a folder.

Result: The Move Page displays

Step 15

Action: Click Submit

Result: The folder page displays and the content moves to the folder.

Step 16

Action: Click Grade Center from the Course Management menu.

Result: The Grade Center options display.

Step 17

Action: Select Assignments.

Result:  All graded assignments display.

Step 17

Action: Select Assignments.

Result: All graded Assignments display

Step 18

Action: Select Full Grade Center

Result: A gradebook column displays for all the graded Assignments.

Add a Cengage Technical Support Link into an Integrated Course

The Cengage Technical Support link enables instructors and students to create new support cases that will route directly to a dedicated Cengage LMS Technical Support group.

Follow the steps below to add the Cengage Technical Support link to Blackboard:

Step 1

Action: Select Content from the course menu.

Result: The Content page displays

Step 2

Action: Point to Partner Content and select Commercial Content.

Result: The Commercial Content page displays.

Step 3

Action: Select Cengage MindLinks Course Cengage.

Result: The Select Content Source page displays

Step 4

Action: Click the linked tab.

Step 5

Action: Select the course.

Result: The Select Content page displays.

Step 6

Action: Select the Cengage Technical Support link.

Result: The Cengage Technical link displays in blue

Result: The Confirm Your Selections screen displays.

Step 8

Action: Click Save

Result: The Cengage Learning MindLinks Options page displays.

Step 9

Action: Click Submit

Result: The Cengage Technical Support link displays.

 

 

Appendix: Partner or Publisher Content Menu

When linking to a Cengage Learning MindTap Course, the workflow varies depending on the Blackboard service pack your institution uses. The workflows are as follows:

    • Partner Content with commercial Content
  • From the Content page, point to Partner Content and select Commercial Content.
  • Click the Cengage Learning banner from the Available Partners content carousel.

Partner Content with Cengage Learning MindLinks

    • -From the content page, point to Publisher Content and select Cengage Learning MindLinks.

 

Summary

Cengage Learning's LMS Integration with Blackboard provides instructors and students seamless access to MindTap using their Blackboard login credentials. Links added in a Blackboard course enable students to navigate directly to a learning activity in the MindTap Learning Path. Instructors can select which graded activities they would like synchronized with their Blackboard gradebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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