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

*(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 7.3.56

This release includes compliance with tracking transparency for iOS 14.5 and fixes a notch issue for iPhones 11 and 12.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
451 Ratings

451 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.

ccccooolllllleeee ,

Almost Useful

This is so so close to being somewhat useful. It’s almost reasonable to take this app and use it in a pinch (like studying on a plane or something), but it’s just not quite worth it. I downloaded this app on my phone to use the audiobook feature while I drive or travel, but the player is absolute garbage. The voice is choppy and difficult to understand if you’re not reading along, and you can’t even change it to a better voice. You can’t pick a spot to start reading, just like the website reader, but this doesn’t even have a scrub bar! There isn’t even that terrible feature where the reader starts at the top of your screen, it starts at the beginning of THE CHAPTER. You can’t rewind and you can’t jump to a different section. To their credit, you can at least set the reading speed to 2x, but that just makes everything less understandable.

I also like the search feature, it’s pretty nifty. Really my only complaint is the absolute garbage reader.

whovianelite ,

Can’t log in

So I assume that an app made for mobile devices will make reading a text book on said device much easier than trying to use browser controls. The problem I ran into is that I cannot log in to the app at all, I guess because all my courses are concave through blackboard. It’s absolutely absurd that I can take 10+ classes using cengage, but if I want to read on my phone I have to make a new account and pay for something I’ve already paid for. If there is a way to log in using my blackboard credentials then spending a half hour searching forums and the cengage support page should have uncovered something. This app is nothing but a money grab!!! If this is representative of the company’s value system then cengage needs to be replaced by a company that cares about the education of the students they supply! After reading other reviews it seems I’m lucky that I couldn’t log in to see the disaster that the app really is.

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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