Whether you're teaching with CengageNOW for the first time or simply looking for resources to get your students up-and-running, we offer a wealth of tools to help.

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Instructor Resources

General Product Training

On-Demand Webinars

CengageNOW: Mastering the Gradebook

Facilitated by: Elizabeth Yoke, Technology Service & Training Consultant

Date Recorded: 05/19/2011

This hour-long session is ideally suited for anyone who is currently using or has used CengageNOW. Join us for this free seminar to learn more about:

• Using the gradebook to identify low-performing students
• Using the gradebook to track assignment/grade trends
• Using the gradebook query tools
• Using the gradebook to email students

Current Users: Creating Assignments in CengageNOW

Presenter: Leann McArthur, Implementation and Training Specialist, Cengage Learning

Date Recorded: 07/30/2014

This training session is designed for current users who wish to learn more about creating assignments in CengageNOW. This training session will walk you through the process of creating homework & test assignments, study tool assignments and external assignments. This training session will also provide a detailed overview of the assignment and grading options.

Current Users: What's New in CengageNOW

Presenter: Leann McArthur, Implementation and Training Specialist, Cengage Learning

Date Recorded: 08/13/2014

This hour long training session is designed for current users who would like an overview of changes in CengageNOW prior to the start of Fall courses. In this training session we walk through what's new, with ample time for your questions.

Getting Started with CengageNOW

Facilitated by: Kim Grzybala

Date Recorded: 2/18/15

Get up and running with CengageNOW quickly! In this hour long session, you'll learn how to log into the system, create your own course, learn to set up assignments, and more.

Using CengageNOW to Hold Students Accountable

Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider - University of North Georgia

Date Recorded: 03/22/2013

Join Jennifer Schneider from Gainesville State College for this free one-hour interactive webinar and learn how she uses the technology of CengageNOW in her course to optimize the student learning experience and produce desired outcomes. Discover how she structures her courses and assignments online in CengageNOW to keep her students on track.

Jennifer will discuss how through trial and error she has crafted a system of in-class and homework assignments that hold her students accountable for their coursework and ensure they are meeting desired outcomes. She will share various content and assignment options she finds to be the most useful as well as feedback & utilization from the students' perspective.

Discipline-Based Training

ACCOUNTING: Elevate Student Thinking in Accounting

Facilitated by: Kristen Quinn, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia

Date Recorded: 03/12/2014

Are you challenged by getting students engaged in the course material? Are you frustrated with students not coming to class prepared? Do your students struggle when it comes to higher levels of thinking? These are common issues we hear from instructors time and time again. Kristen Quinn and Jennifer Schneider, Accounting instructors and CengageNOW Technology Power Users, will discuss how they use CengageNOW to help motivate students for class, facilitate meaningful application, and promote higher-level understanding and critical thinking. During the session Kristen and Jennifer will discuss how they use CengageNOW in their courses, share best practices for course set-up and assignment options, and answer your questions about CengageNOW.

TAXATION: Doing More with CengageNOW for Tax

Presenter: Perry Sellers, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lead Faculty for Accounting at Lone Star College

Date Recorded: 8/25/15

This session will focus on how you can elevate student thinking in tax. We'll discuss how CengageNOW addresses each phase of the student learning process and helps students achieve the mastery/ critical thinking skills they need for the real world.
User Guides

Creating and Managing CengageNOW Assignments in MindTap

This guide explains how to manage, add and use CengageNOW assignments as MindTap Activities.

Instructor User Guide for CengageNOW

This user guide, created specifically for instructors, explains key topics including course creation, assignment management, and using the gradebook.

Instructor User Guide: Cengage Learning General Ledger

This comprehensive guide is a complete and detailed catalogue of everything you need to know to get started in CengageNOW as an instructor.
Self-Training Videos

Changing Assignment Due Dates

Learn how to modify your assignments.

Copy a Course

Learn how to copy a course in CengageNOW.

Create a Course Section

Learn how to create a course section in CengageNOW.

Create a New Course

Learn how to quickly create a new course in CengageNOW.

Create and Modify Assignments

Learn how to create and modify assignments in CengageNOW.

Manage the Gradebook: Overview

An overview of the CengageNOW gradebook.

Managing Students

Learn how to manage students in CengageNOW.

Managing the Gradebook: Analytics

Learn how to access analytics.

Understanding the New Student Registration Process

Learn how students will register for your CengageNOW course using a newly simplified registration process.
Additional Resources

Getting Students Started with CengageNOW PowerPoint Deck

This brief PowerPoint deck walks students through the steps of registering for and logging into your CengageNOW course.
LMS Resources

LMS Integration Resources

Use the links below to access resources designed to support your use of CengageNOW within a learning management system.
Using General Ledger

For Instructors: Bank Reconciliations in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how students will complete bank reconciliations in General Ledger (CLGL).

For Instructors: Completing Assignments in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how students will complete transactions and post in General Ledger (CLGL).

For Instructors: Correcting Mistakes in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how students can investigate an error and correct mistakes in General Ledger (CLGL).

For Instructors: Grading in General Ledger (CLGL)

Overview of how General Ledger (CLGL) grades student work.

For Instructors: Special Journals in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how students will use special journals in General Ledger (CLGL).

Student Resources

User Guides

Student User Guide for CengageNOW

This user guide, created specifically for students, explains key topics including registration and sign-in, assignment completion, and how to monitor their progress.
Quick Guides

Student Quick Guide for CengageNOW

This quick guide shows students how to register for CengageNOW and enroll in your course.
Self-Training Videos

Accessing Your Grades

Learn how to access your grades in CengageNOW.

Bank Reconciliations in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how to complete bank reconciliations in General Ledger (CLGL).

Completing Assignments in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how to complete transactions and post in General Ledger (CLGL).

Completing Course Assignments

Learn how to complete course assignments in CengageNOW.

Correcting Mistakes in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how to investigate an error and correct mistakes in General Ledger (CLGL).

Registration and Login

Learn how to register for CengageNOW and log in to your course.

Special Journals in General Ledger (CLGL)

Learn how to use special journals in General Ledger (CLGL).
Additional Resources

Getting Students Started with CengageNOW PowerPoint Deck

This brief PowerPoint deck walks students through the steps of registering for and logging into your CengageNOW course.

Purchasing CengageNOW After the Trial Period

This one-page document outlines the purchasing process so that students can easily continue to access their CengageNOW course materials once their trial period ends.
LMS Resources

LMS Integration Resources

Use the links below to access resources designed to support your use of CengageNOW within a learning management system.