Textbook Publisher Tools

The applications below can be accessed from the learning management system but require faculty to work with an application or publisher account rep to gain unique link information. These applications will often also require students to create accounts and passwords before allowing access, just as they would outside of Sakai. 

Cengage MindTap

(OIT best effort support only; see vendor’s support site first)

Contact Cengage if MindTap is available for your course due to your textbook selection. They will provide a custom URL which completes the configuration of this tool. ND as a whole has no license to use this product.

Connect

(OIT best effort support only; see vendor’s support site first)

McGraw-Hill Education’s “Connect” platform contains supplemental textbook resources for you and your students. As Instructor, you add the “Connect” tool, and map your textbook to your Sakai site by ISBN, by title or otherwise. Your students will be given the opportunity to create an account and input their textbook code, which ever after will log them straight into Connect. Grades are synchronized back to the Sakai gradebook. For more information, see your McGraw-Hill textbook representative.

Sapling

(OIT best effort support only; see vendor’s support site first)

Sapling Learning is owned by Macmillan and may be available to you because of your textbook choice. Notre Dame does not have a general license. Contact your textbook rep for further information. Configuration in Sakai is dependent upon a unique URL they will give you.

WebAssign

(OIT best effort support only; see vendor’s support site first)

Cengage owns WebAssign. If you selected a textbook from them, you may also have access to digital resources. Contact Cengage for the special URL you will need to connect to Sakai.

PlaceU

(OIT best effort support only; see vendor’s support site first)

PlaceU is a product of WebAssign. They have placement exams for math, such as calculus, and perhaps others. Please contact the vendor before adding this tool to your site.