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Getting Started with your course in Blackboard


[First & Last Name]



  • “I love the check your work option. Really, when you’re having a hard time figuring out an answer, sometimes working backwards is the best way to understand conceptually what you’re doing wrong.”

    • Brad Duncan

    • University of Utah

Have the tools you need to be successful

A variety of tools are available in CengageNOW, all combined in one easy-to-use resource designed to improve your grades. Some resources get you prepared for class and help you succeed on homework, and others show you specific areas where you can work to improve.


Access Your Campus LMS

Log in with your username and password.

** The login page will vary by campus.


Access Your Course

Your course will include a combination of links to content provided by your instructor and Cengage Learning.

You will need your access code (or have the ability to purchase access) the first time you click on one of the links.

Cengage Resources are identified with a Cengage Logo.


Payment Options

Option 1: Purchase online

Option 2: Already purchased an access code? Redeemyour code here

Option 3: Or buy later and start your trial access (available for a limited time after class start date)


Payment Option 1

Enter your 14 digit access code that you received with your textbook bundle, or purchased from a course- specific website.


Payment Option 2

Purchase online with a credit / debt card or PayPal account.


Option 3:

Go directly to your course and pay later.

Once the grace period ends, you will need to enter an access code or pay online.


Welcome to CengageNow

After completing one of the three payment options, you will be taken directly into your course materials. Please be aware that these resources will open in a new tab or window, so you will want to make sure that you allow popups.



CengageNOW assignments offer a variety of opportunities for practice and often provide feedback and problem-walk-throughs to help you if you get stuck.

Your instructor may also provide links to specific activities from your Learning Management System.


Study Plan

The CengageNOW Study Plan provides opportunities for you to test your knowledge of chapter materials. After completing a Pre-test you will be presented with a variety of learning materials to help you master course concepts.


Access your eText

CengageNOW also includes a digital version of your textbook. You will have access to a variety of tools to help you study.

You can take notes, highlight, access key terms and more.


  • Don’t see a Technical Support Link in your Course?

    Notify your instructor and ask them to add the LMS Technical Support link.

    You can contact Technical Support outside of your campus LMS by visiting www.cengage.com/support

    If submitting from outside your LMS, please choose MindLinks as your product.

  • Need Help?

    Begin by Submitting a Support Case via the Cengage Technical Support Link in your Learning Management System

  • Once your case is submitted, you’ll receive a case ID and access to 24/7 email or live chat!

  • Or you can speak with an agent by calling the phone number provided upon your case submission.

  • Phone Support:

  • Monday through Thursday:

  • 8:30am to 9:00pm (EST)

  • Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm (EST)


We’re Here to Help!


Tracking your Support Request

You can return to the link in your course and then click Home to access details of your support request at any time. If you click on the Case ID, you will also have access to our 24x7 chat. Please provide your Case ID to the support agent if you initiate a session.

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