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Cengage Learning

Blackboard and Cengage Learning have partnered to streamline access to digital solutions and content within Blackboard Learn™. Together, we are making it easier for faculty to access Cengage Learning’s brand name digital products inside their Blackboard Learn courses.

Simple. Intuitive. Efficient. Accessible within your Blackboard Learn workflow.

The “Link” to Powerful Cengage Learning Solutions


Cengage Learning is proud to offer MindLinks, a service that allows for deeper integration between Cengage Learning and Blackboard Learn. Instructors and students can now access Cengage premier digital solutions directly within the Blackboard Learn platform1. Enjoy seamless access and the ability to design your Blackboard course with direct links to learning activities, ebooks, graded assignments and more! And best of all, you can choose to have assignment scores automatically synch to your grade book.

Click on the links below to explore our available solutions:








This is just the beginning. MindLinks serves as the delivery mechanism for Cengage’s ongoing strategy to integrate even more digital products into Blackboard Learn.

1Available for Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1, Service Pack 5 and up.

Creating Dynamic Courses Just Got Easier

The Cengage Learning MindLinks Building Block, built by Blackboard, provides seamless access to Cengage Learning’s rich digital learning solutions and content directly within Blackboard Learn, creating a simpler and more intuitive experience for both instructors and students:

  • Single sign-on provides easy and immediate access to a wealth of Cengage digital content and tools.
  • Grade synchronization ensures grades from Cengage assignments automatically appear in the Blackboard Learn grade book, allowing instructors to focus on teaching and learning instead of manual grade entries.
  • Access to Cengage content and tools directly within the course content area makes it easy for instructors to find and integrate content into their courses within their normal workflow.
  • Cengage Learning MindLinks Tools section within Blackboard Learn enables users to access and efficiently manage all content and tools in one place.
  • Compliance with student privacy standards such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ensures student data is protected and secure.

Download the Building Block

The free Cengage Learning MindLinks Building Block is available now on the Extensions Catalog for U.S. higher education institutions that license Blackboard Learn 9.1, Service Pack 5 and higher.

Download the Building Block today on Behind the Blackboard.


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