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Activating Your Cengage Access Code in Schoology

These instructions will show you how to locate your Cengage Access Code in eCampus (Southwest Tech’s online bookstore) and activate the code in Schoology.

If you have not purchased your access code, click here for instructions.  

1. Login to the MySWTC student portal and click the My Textbooks link to open eCampus.

2. Click the Textbooks link on the left side of the page and choose Digital Bookshelf from the drop-down menu

Textbooks Dropdown Menu in eCampus

3. Click the Digital Bookshelf link near the top of the page

Digital Bookshelf link in eCampus

4. Find the Cengage subscription you purchased under Active Material

 Digital Bookshelf link at the top in eCampus

5. Click the icon to Reveal the code

6. Click the I acknowledge and accept checkbox and then the Reveal My Access Info button.

Reveal My Access Info Button in eCampus

7. Click the Copy button

Click Copy button in eCampus

8. Login to Schoology (Insert instruction link)

9. Open the course that needs the access code

10. Click on the Materials Tab on the left

Click Materials Tab on Left in Schoology

11. Scroll down to open the Course Work Folder

12. Click to open the Cengage Only Directions Folder

Click on Cengage Only Directions Folder

13. In the Cengage Only Directions folder, click the Cengage Materials Link

Click Cengage Materials Link

14. Sign in to Cengage.  If this is your first time using Cengage you will need to click the Create Account link.  NOTE:  Create an account using your Southwest Tech email address and password. 

Sign in to Cengage

15. Once you are logged in to Cengage, go back to Schoology and click on the Cengage Materials link again (see #13 above for instructions)

16. Click the “Enter your access code” link on the Payment Required Screen

Enter your access code

17. Paste the access code you copied in Step 7 and click the Register button

Enter your access code

18.You should now see the screen below.  NOTE:  Close this window to go back to Schoology.  Do NOT click the Continue button.  Click the Cengage Materials link again in Schoology (see # 13 above for instructions) to open the Cengage content. 

You only need to complete this process one time.  From now on anytime you click on a Cengage assignment in the course in Schoology, Cengage will automatically open.

Final Screen

To watch a video of this process click here.



KeywordsAccess Code, Cengage, Schoology   Doc ID129664
OwnerJosh K.GroupSWTC
Created2023-07-11 13:54:59Updated2024-01-02 15:52:13
SitesSouthwest Wisconsin Technical College
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