The Cengage Mobile app allows students and instructors to stay engaged with courses, in-class and out. For students, the app offers offline reading, gradebook access, and notifications for key course events. For instructors, the app offers an easy way to check class grades, take attendance, and create polls that keep students engaged.
To use this app, you must be either a Cengage Unlimited subscriber with ebooks in your account, or a Cengage user enrolled in a MindTap, CengageNOWv2, or SAM course. (Note that SAM users must be either enrolled in MindTap or use SAM in conjunction with an LMS.)
The app features:
- Access to ebooks
- Flashcards and flashcard-based practice quizzes
- Activities organized by due date
Textbook Reading: Download your textbook with offline access! Browse between different chapters, search for specific pages and terms, or take notes, highlights and bookmarks. Have the book read aloud using Text-to Speech. Note: We currently support most 2015-2019 titles. Textbooks from 2014 and prior as well as international or custom titles are not supported. Annotations do not currently sync with web-based readers.
Flashcards & Practice Quizzes: Study on the go using pre-made flashcard decks. Then check your knowledge with practice quizzes. See your scores improve over time as you learn more!
Activity Lists: Stay on top of all your assignments with to-do lists! Browse all the assignments and activities in your course and view due dates.
Notifications & Reminders: Easily set up assignment reminders and get notified of grade and due date changes.
Gradebook: See your overall grade for the course as well as the breakdown of grades by various activities. You can also view instructor comments and grade changes! Access to the gradebook requires additional authentication, by either password, fingerprint, or face ID.
In-Class Polling and Attendance: Instructors can check if students are in the classroom using geolocation or by allowing remote check-ins. They can also review and edit attendance records, and export them to their preferred gradebook. Instructors can also author in-class polls, review the results with the whole class, and export those results.
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Ratings and Reviews
Update: I used Speak Screen all the time to listen to my chapters in the car or on the go. After IOS 12 update, speak screen will not load anymore for MindTap. Now I have to sit at PC in order to listen. Speak Screen works just fine on all my other apps tho. Also the app doesn't sync with the desktop version so when you open the app to finish reading on the go, you tap on the chapter but it opens another chapter entirely so you have to search through all the pages to find where you left off. It just keeps getting better!!
Don't download. Read the reviews. You can't do assignments, can't even read the textbook because the ereader is not functional with any version of iOS. I have an iPhone 7 plus and an iPad Pro 10.5 and the app doesn't work on either device. Thousands of dollars go to Cengage for books and the students can't even use the app that professors FORCE them to use. And Cengage's responses in the reviews are just years of apologies but no fixes. Shame on you Cengage. Students: Do yourself a favor and get Chegg.
Update: Their response below is to contact support but it's the same prob that all iOS users have reported for years with the e-reader: white screen while attempting to open the book. And no assessment compatibility is ridiculous in 2018. No thanks, Cengage. I'm not wasting more of my limited time with support.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for your honest feedback. While we don’t support assessments in the app at this time, we are concerned by your comment that the reader and app are not working for you; both should be functional for the devices you described. Can you please email firstname.lastname@example.org OR update your review with your book ISBN so we can look into this for you? The white screen issue you report is fixable as long as we know which book is having issues. Thanks.
The ebook experience is just the worst. The app “loads” the chapter you are on, but if you swipe left or right if attempts to “load”
the next section/chapter and you lose what you were just working on. Extremely frustrating attempting to go from the lesson and exercise question for math. Try to page through the exercises, sure there are answers but no steps so you can’t actually learn if you aren’t sure what to do in a specific situation. So you try to go back a few pages to the lesson... which has to load. Honesty, this app is a waste of time and energy in its current state. Most of the problems could be fixed with a decent “find” ability because then I could snap to what I wanted to see rather than dealing with laggy and slow loading screen roulette. Which section did you swipe to? Not the one you wanted, guess you can wait another 2 minutes to load what is hopefully the right section!
I was ok the first couple of chapters- sort of*. But got to my 3rd chapter and tables aren’t displaying on my iPad. Really? Who wants to read a book on the computer? Or have to log in through a browser- what’s the point of the app, then? I’d like the ability to take the downloaded book on the go/to work without having to connect to read a dang ebook.
*I despise the scrolling chapter. It’s not page by page but one long scroll. You can’t bookmark where you left off - it just creates a bookmark on the chapter so I have to scroll through to find where I left off.
Also, the header pop up while I’m reading is annoying. And don’t even bother trying to do assignments- they don’t work on the app. Which is fine - it’s a programming class and I expected to have to use the computer for assignments. So just leave them off the app if they don’t work.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.