Blackboard: Publisher Tools

Publisher Tools

You can now connect your course to content provided by a number of textbook publishers, including:

  • Cengage
  • Pearson
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Wiley
  • Acrobatiq

These tools let students access readings and exercises. Results from these textbook assessments can also be synced with your course grade center.

Textbook tools can be linked from the course menu, or you can create a link within a content area. In order to use the tools, you first need to turn them on:

  1. In your course, go to Control Panel -> Customization -> Tool Availability
  2. Locate the publisher tools you want to use in your course (contact your publisher representative to find out what they have to offer).
  3. Check the boxes next to the tools you want to use in your course, and click submit.

Adding the tool to your course can be done via the course menu:

  1. Click the “+” button at the top of the course menu.
  2. Click “Tools”.
  3. Enter a name for the link, select the publisher tool you want to link to, and check the box to make it available to students.

It can also be added by placing it in a content area:

  1. Go into the content area where you’d like to create the link
  2. Click on the Tools button, then click “More Tools >>”
  3. Click on the link to the desired publisher tool

Once the link is created in the course, you’ll need to follow the publisher’s instructions to complete the process. Your publisher’s sales representative will be able to provide you with these details.

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