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Instructor Overview of Cengage

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Cengage Learning iLrn is an all-in-one diagnostic, tutorial, assessment, assignment, and course management system that saves instructors’ time and enhances students’ language learning experience. Everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right into this online system, including an interactive diagnostic study tool, an interactive media-enhanced ebook, student activities manual (Heinle eSAM), video, partner and group voice-recorded activities, grammar tutorial videos, and more. With its easy-to-use interface, instructors can set up an entire term’s work in minutes; assign audio-enhanced tests and activities; upload, share, and rate videos and other materials via Share it!, access students’ grades; and more.

Blackboard and Cengage Learning iLrn

Cengage Learning iLrn provides institutions with a solution for a powerful language-teaching environment, while also providing a rich student centered experience. Combined with an advanced Blackboard Learn integration, the result is highly-accessible and dynamic instructional content.

Key Features include:

  • Deep integration: Single sign-on, class or chapter-level content links and gradebook integration allow instructors and students to manage all language learning processes from within Blackboard Learn.
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface: Sleek, modern display enables easy selection and sharing of instructional content.
  • Anytime, anywhere access: Web-based technology and responsive design ensure a superior experience inside and outside Blackboard Learn.
  • Security and privacy: Role-based permissions restrict access to data based on user type and context.

How do I get started?

One of the first steps requires the user to start in their Blackboard account and then log-in to (or create) their iLrn account to effect the link. This only needs to be completed one time. Any further login to iLrn from Blackboard will be “single sign on” from Blackboard. Instructors will still need a Book Key to identify the materials they have adopted for their course. Students will no longer need Course Codes, but will still need a Book Key to show they have purchased access to the materials. Both types of users will still be able to access using the Cengage iLrn site. The integration will not eliminate the instructor workflow within the iLrn Instructor Workstation.

How is the iLrn integration different than MindLinks?

Students do not need a MindLink access code to access iLrn through their BB course. They will use the same iLrn PAC that comes in their package. There will not be any deep linking of iLrn activities within Blackboard. Grade return is at the course level/chapter level, not the activity level.

What versions of Blackboard Learn will support the integration?

The integration will work on Blackboard Learn Release 9.1, Service Packs 10 and above.

Where can I find additional support materials?

Additional support resources can be found at the Cengage Training and Support site.

Who will provide technical support for the iLrn integration?

For technical support and general questions from instructors and students, call, email or visit the below:

Phone: (877)2824400, option #2

Hours: 7:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. PST