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
- Notifications
- Activities organized by due date
- Grades
- Videos
- Attendance
- Polling

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.

What’s New

Version 4.0.5

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
539 Ratings
539 Ratings
Chainedyetadrift ,

Absolute trash

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 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.

MikeL328 ,

Can not view material

I downloaded the help in hopes of accessing the book to read during work. I have downloaded the book 3 times now and still pulls up a white screen every single time. I can access the chapters and descriptions but when it takes me to the book I get a white screen or error message saying book not found. Running the most up to date IOS system. No problem accessing from safari or my laptop but cannot access from the app. Seems like a recurring issue from the developer as previous reviews state the same issue.

Update: Took me 5 times to download the book before it finally worked. Not a good first start for the app but will utilize and comment again once class is completed.

Jessica Mor ,

Don’t even bother downloading this app!

First of all, this app feels like it was developed by a student in the first year of college, not a real developer.
Some of the quizzes either don’t show the questions for you, only the answers and then you have to pick any random answer to be able to move forward and try reading the next question.
Same thing happens with the flashcards! Some of them only show one side, which makes the whole learning process pointless and incomplete.
The voice to text feature bumps you from chapter one to chapter 25 or any other random chapter before you are finished with it and for NO absolutely reason.
In fewer words, absolutely NOTHING works the way it is supposed to trying to use this app feels like a huge waste of time!


Cengage Learning, Inc.
76.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Cengage Learning, Inc.


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