Copy a WebAssign Course to a New Brightspace Course

Copy an existing WebAssign course to a new Brightspace® course. You can copy your own WebAssign course or another instructor's course.

To copy both your Brightspace course and WebAssign course at the same time, see Copy Your WebAssign-Integrated Course in Brightspace.

To copy another instructor's course, ask the instructor for the class key of the course to be copied.

  1. Open your Brightspace course.
  2. Open the Course Builder tool.

    In the Content tab, click Related Tools > Course Builder.

  3. If you have not already done so, create a module in your course.
    1. Drag Create a module from Build Outline to the course outline.

      Alternatively, click Create a module and select the module location.

    2. Enter a name for your module, such as WebAssign.
    3. Optional: Enter a note for your students.
    4. Optional: If the WebAssign component of your course has a different start or end date from your course in Brightspace, enter those dates in Restrictions.
    5. Click Create.
  4. Drag New Cengage Learning from Add Content to your module.

    Alternatively, click New Cengage Learning and select your module.

  5. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage instructor account to link your Brightspace and Cengage accounts.

    If you don't have a Cengage instructor account, request one here or at webassign.net/login.html.

  6. Click Add Homework Platform.
  7. Select the textbook or product you want to use from the available course content.
    • To filter the list, type a search term.
    • To only see WebAssign results, click Filter Results and set Filter By to WebAssign.
    • To filter the list by license type, click Filter Results and set the dropdown to Student Purchase Required or Inclusive Access.
    • To select an item, click Link to Course.

    The selected title is shown with WebAssign course creation and linking options.

  8. Select the course to be copied.

    To copy your own course:

    1. Select Copy from my existing WebAssign course.
    2. Select the course or section to copy.

    To copy another instructor's course:

    1. Click Copy from another instructor's WebAssign course.
    2. Enter the Course Key for the course you want to copy and click Verify.
  9. Complete the details for your WebAssign course.
    Field Notes
    Course Name
    Tip Include the academic term in the course name.
    Course Start Date

    This date is both the first day students can access your course and the beginning of your students' temporary access period. It cannot be changed after students access the course.

    Course End Date

    To allow your students to view their grades and complete late work, consider setting this 1 week after the last day of class.

    Time Zone

    Assignment dates and times are based on the time zone you select.

  10. Click Continue.
  11. Click the Content tab.
  12. Click the link to your WebAssign course.

    If prompted, read and accept the service agreement.