Enable Publishers Tools in Blackboard

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014 10:52AM PDT
Many academic textbook publishers now offer web-based services to accompany the digital versions of their textbooks. If you have adopted a textbook from Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, or Wiley, you can manually enable that publisher’s tools within your Blackboard course(s).
  1. From the Control Panel below your course menu, click Customization > Tool Availability.
    Control Panel to Customization
  2. Scroll down and click the publisher tool you would like to enable. The first (left-hand) column enables the tool(s) within your course. The last (right-hand) column makes the tool(s) visible to you within your course’s content areas. (Our SDSU version of  Blackboard doesn't allow Observers or Guests.)
    Tool availability settings
  3. Click Submit.
Depending upon how your textbook publisher designed the Blackboard integration, the links to your publisher’s tools will appear on the Course Tools list (under Course Management at the bottom of your course menu) or in various places throughout your course’s content folders (click Build Content or click Tools > More Tools or click Partner Content).

For instructions, training, or support on how to use the tools from Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, or Wiley, please contact your textbook publisher.