In Canvas, how do I get started with Cengage MindLinks?

Cengage MindTap is a cloud-based, interactive tool designed to increase student participation and understanding. Instructors can integrate this content with their Canvas courses via the MindLinks tool. When MindLinks is added to a Canvas course, instructors and their students can use Cengage's interactive instructional materials, including homework, quizzes, readings, and more. MindTap Analytics also provides instructors with data on student and class-wide engagement within a course. For more, see Cengage Learning.

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For instructors

Adding Cengage to your Canvas course

Cengage is a global LTI app in Canvas; however, by default, it is hidden. To add the tool to your course navigation menu, see How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?

Note:
The Cengage tool will not be visible to students in the course navigation menu. Instead, students will need to access the Cengage tool within specific Canvas modules. See the "Module Link" section of the Instructor Quick Start Guide (PDF) in Canvas for instructions on integrating Cengage MindTap with Modules.

Linking your Canvas account and setting up your course

Before you can use Cengage MindTap, you must first link your Canvas user account with the application and set up your course. For instructions, see the Instructor Quick Start Guide (PDF).

For students

To use Cengage MindTap, you need a CengageBrain account. For more, see the LMS MindTap Student Brief Start Guide (PDF).

In lieu of an access code, you may be asked for a course key. This refers to a string of numbers and letters that identifies the Cengage materials needed for your course. Your instructor should have provided this to you.

Additional resources

At Indiana University, if you need help setting up or using Cengage MindTap, contact your campus Support Center.

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