Cengage Mobile 4+

Cengage Learning

Designed for iPad

    • Free



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 have an active Cengage account. You can use the app to access:

- Cengage unlimited ebooks
- MindTap, CNOWv2, or SAM* courses and ebooks
- Any ebooks purchased through cengage.com

*(Note that SAM users must be either enrolled in MindTap or use SAM in conjunction with an LMS.)

Feature summary:

eBooks*: 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.

Flashcards & Flashcard Quizzes: Study on the go using pre-made flashcard decks. Then check your knowledge with key term-generated quizzes.

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. For World Languages courses, you can even do homework assignments in the app. We plan on rolling this out to more courses in the future.

Notifications & Reminders: Easily set up due date 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.

*A note on ebooks: We currently support the majority of course-related and Cengage Unlimited ebooks. Textbooks from 2014 and prior as well as international or custom titles are not supported. Annotations do not currently sync with web-based readers.

What’s New

Version 7.16.16

This release addresses some crashes and bugs observed in the app.

Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
961 Ratings

961 Ratings

Middlegagirl34 ,

Asking Professors to stop using

I am definitely speaking to my grad school professors about NOT using Cengage next semester if the app for iPad and iPhone doesn’t make some serious improvements. It’s a complete struggle and waste of my money and time. This app could definitely be improved. First, I downloaded on my iPhone. The description indicated you could read OR listen on the app. I see no way to listen. I also cannot rotate my phone to make the text bigger. The A icons at the top suggest you can change text size. That icon does absolutely nothing. I’d love to use this app, but some real improvements are needed. Second semester in a row and it hasn’t gotten any better. The app for my iPad rotates now with the new update but you still cant change text size and now wherever there are apostrophes or quotes, it leaves symbols. Makes it really hard to read. Also, at the bottom of some pages the words get cut of. The update was NOT an improvement. Please get someone to fix these issues. The cost of your digital rentals are insane for such few perks.

ResovoltOG ,

Cengage: Please just stop

Using Cengage’s e-reader, and accessing the associated “MindTap” materials is infuriating. It doesn’t have to be this way. Cengage: if you’re going to create an educational ecosystem and charge and arm and a leg for it, you better actually provide a decent product. This is unfortunately the worst experience I’ve had with an “eBook” to date. Their servers can’t handle the number of students using the service and recently had a massively inconvenient outage. Bookmarks and highlighted passages mysteriously vanish from the app, something that’s unforgivable when I’m trying to research. There’s no obvious way to identify page numbers or paragraph locations, so citing the book as a resource is almost impossible. The UI is unresponsive and occasionally crashes. I got prompted for the app to track my location—why would you need that, Cengage?! I’m taking every possible opportunity to complain about your terrible products. Let me buy the book as a PDF, load it in Acrobat, and stop wasting your engineering resources on gatekeeping knowledge. Your priorities are out of alignment with what students and teachers need, and I hope your shareholders are as ticked off as your users are. I don’t want your MindTap features, I don’t want your “flash cards,” I don’t want your app. Let me learn MY way and stop wasting resources in the pursuit of control. Put it on Kindle, give it to Openstax, let buyers get a PDF, I don’t care. Just stop this.

Tirmenovf ,

Very poorly made

I am super disappointed with this app and content itself! Firstly, the whole thing that classes in colleges require students to buy this material, is outrageous! Students are forced to buy this online books ,but not only books, also the assignments included, which adds to the price! Well, ok, I guess that is the reality we live in , and we buy this books with fool access to not only book, but to the assignments as well, but apparently the access is only for 4 months!! So, it’s not even purchase, it’ s a rental!!!!
Then, when you open the class , and read the book, the book is not formatted even! Grammar is not followed whatsoever! Hi can not even read and understand the text because of this poorly- poorly made material! I don’t even bring to the attention, that if this company- Cengage forcing colleges to switch to paperless books and provide the access online, supposedly, we live in digital time these days, but their app Cengage doesn’t even support the assignments on the iPad!!! So, what is point?! Why do i even bother to download the app, if this app doesn’t support any activity provided by the course! Very disappointed! Just because of this reason, i search for classes where material is not tight to this company in any way! Horrible experience!

App Privacy

The developer, Cengage Learning, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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