Add Links in Brightspace to WebAssign Activities and Resources

After setting up your WebAssign course, create links from Brightspace® to activities or other content in WebAssign. Linked graded activities are included in the Brightspace gradebook unless you choose to exclude them.

This feature is not available to instructors using the old Brightspace integration.
Note Category scores can not be synced to Brightspace.

Before adding links to WebAssign activities, make sure your WebAssign course is set up the way you want it.

  • Add and organize the assigned activities and course materials for your WebAssign course.
  • Configure assignment settings such as grading, attempts, feedback, time limits, due dates, point values, and grade categories.
Best Practice Use consistent assignment settings and a consistent schedule for due dates and times.

Links created in this way are sometimes called deep links because they are not just web links but allow data to be exchanged between Brightspace and WebAssign.

  1. Open your Brightspace course.
  2. Open the Course Builder tool.
  3. Drag New Cengage Learning from Add Content to your module.
  4. Select a location to add your new links.
  5. Select activities to include in your course.

    By default, when you include a graded activity it is added to the Brightspace gradebook.

    If enabled for your school, due and available dates set in your WebAssign course are synced to your Brightspace course. Any changes you make to due and available dates in your WebAssign course sync to your Brightspace course.

  6. Configure grade syncing with Brightspace.
    Note Depending on your course and Brightspace configuration, some of the following options might not be available.
    To do thisDo this
    Add a graded activity to the Brightspace gradebook Select Add to Gradebook for the activity.
    Exclude a graded activity from the Brightspace gradebook Clear Add to Gradebook for the activity.
    Add a graded activity to the Brightspace gradebook without adding the activity link
    1. Select Add to Gradebook.
    2. Clear Add to Course.
    Sync only the overall course score and not individual activity scores
    1. Click Activity Scores > Course Score.
    2. Click Synchronize Overall Course Score.
    Sync individual activity scores (after previously choosing to sync the course score)
    1. Click Course Score > Activity Scores.
    2. Click Synchronize Individual Activity Scores.
  7. Click Continue.

The content page displays all the links you have added to your WebAssign course and activities.

If needed, you can reorganize the links in Brightspace.