Canvas External Tools - How do I use Cengage MindLinks Education Tools?

This article describes how students and instructors can obtain support for the Cengage MindLinks suite of tools.

About Cengage MindLinks tools

Cengage MindLinks is a suite of learning tools used by some courses at UWM. An instructor might offer course materials, customized textbooks, self-paced or graded assignments, and student feedback through MindLinks. Typically, students pay for access to MindLinks courses by buying an access code through the UWM Virtual Bookstore. However, some courses may have special arrangements that do not require purchase. If in-doubt, refer to your courses syllabus and contact your instructor for additional information.

What MindLinks Cengage tools are available on Canvas?

  • MindTap
  • CNOW
  • Aplia
  • OWL
  • SAM
  • WebAssign
  • 4LTR Online
  • CourseMate
  • National Geographic Learning

Adding Cengage MindLinks tools to your course

  1. From any course provisioned by PAWS (e.g. a course listed in the Schedule of Classes), click the UWM Canvas Tools link in your courses navigation.
  2. Click the Request an External Tool button.
  3. Select the Cengage Products button.
    1. (For WebAssign, select Cengage WebAssign)
  4. Click the Request This Tool button.
  5. Wait for a confirmation email indicating that your tool is now available in your course.
  6. Follow Cengage MindLinks instructions for pairing your course.


Neither campus IT, teaching/learning staff nor the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning formally provide support for the use of Cengage products. The UWM Help Desk is unable to support the use of Cengage tools. Students and instructors should contact Cengage for technical support.

Addressing Accessibility Concerns

If students or staff have issues or concerns with accessing Cengage products, visit the Cengage Accessibility website to get assistance. Students should notify their instructor of the issue as soon as possible.

Keywords:cengage mindlinks MindTap CNOW Aplia OWL 4LTR Online CourseMate create support help phone email canvas instructure deep linking grade passback external tools   Doc ID:75289
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2017-08-04 09:19 CDTUpdated:2021-04-01 12:53 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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