What does Cengage Unlimited mean for instructors' Blackboard courses?

Video created by bp0040135 on Sep 5, 2018

    Have you heard about Cengage Unlimited? It’s a first-of-its-kind subscription service that students can purchase in bookstores and online. With one Cengage Unlimited subscription, a student will have access to all of Cengage's ebooks, digital learning platforms, opportunities for print rentals, and more -- all for $119.99 per term. Students and instructors alike are pretty excited about it, so you might get some questions coming your way. We want to make sure that you’re prepared when you get them!


    What does Cengage Unlimited mean for instructors and LMS admins?

    Cengage Unlimited doesn’t change how the Cengage integration works with Blackboard so you can keep on keeping on! That’s because Cengage Unlimited is mostly a purchase option, not a new platform to integrate. It gives access to the library of Cengage assets to students who subscribe.


    The only detail instructors and admins will want to think about is keeping the student experience a seamless one when using Blackboard. If a student subscribes to Cengage Unlimited, they’ll need to leave Blackboard and head to cengage.com to access any resources that are above and beyond what the instructor has placed in their Blackboard course. That’s why you’ll want to place the new link to the Cengage Unlimited Student Dashboard into their course so everything can be all in one spot.


    How do you add a Cengage Unlimited link to a Blackboard Learn course?

    If you’ve set up a Cengage integrated course before it’s as easy as placing a deep link to an assignment. Just look for the link titled “Cengage Unlimited Student Dashboard” at the bottom of the Content Selector. Check out the quick video above for a step-by-step guide.


    For even more information about Cengage Unlimited, join the discussion on Cengage's community site.