Course Cartridges


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Systems Supported

Operating Systems


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Is this compatible with my LMS?

The course cartridge works with many of the recent versions of learning management systems including Blackboard, Angel, Moodle, Desire2Learn, and Canvas. The learning management administrator/instructional technologist at your school can confirm if you have the latest system.

Compatible learning management systems:

  • Angel 7.4, Service Pack 5 and above
  • Blackboard Learn 9.1, Service Pack 4
  • Canvas
  • Desire2Learn 9.2 and above
  • Moodle 1.9 and above

How do I access my course cartridge?

Course cartridges are featured on our Instructor Teaching Sites. Visit the Instructor Teaching Site for your book and login with your user name and password. If you do not have a user name and password, follow the instructions on the web page to obtain one.

Once logged in, go to the Course Cartridge page using the menu on the left hand side.

Go to the Course Cartridge page on the Instructor Site using the menu on the left hand side.

Download the course cartridge that matches your system. The tutorial videos and documentation on this page will help you upload it to your learning management system.

How do my students access the course cartridge?

Your students can access the course cartridge once you load it into your Learning Management System. They do not have access to the download page.

Who do I contact for tech support?

Often your instructional technologist on campus can assist with your learning management system.

How long do I have access?

Course cartridges are available for download for the life of the edition of the book. Once installed, they will remain indefinitely and, depending on the learning management system, are reusable.

What are the main features of the product?

Our common cartridges feature all the assets you’ll find on the Instructor Teaching Site. Assets are loaded in an easy to edit format to help you build your course in your learning management system. The assets are organized by chapter so you can pick and choose what you would like to use.  The test bank is populated into the testing function of your LMS for secure test generation.

Is there anything else I should know about the product?

Yes, course cartridges allow you to create your course just the way you want, whether you are teaching on a quarter system or semester system.

Course Cartridges with Student Study Site Materials 
Select course cartridges include assets found on the Instructor Teaching Site and the Student Study Site, as well as a bonus quiz. Course cartridges with these resources are available for titles published after November 2014. 

Instructors can hide bonus quizzes within the LMS until they’d like to make it available for students. 

Instructions for hiding and unhiding the bonus quiz 

Below are instructions for the various versions of Angel platforms:

ANGEL 6.3 

  1. Select the 'edit' option of a particular quiz/item as shown below:
    Course cartridges_Angel 6.3_ edit question banks
  2. Under "Normal" mode in the 'ACCESS SETTINGS' tab, select 'YES' in the Hidden option to hide that particular quiz / item as shown below:
    Course Cartridges_Angel 6.3_hide question bank
  3. Select 'NO' option to unhide that particular quiz / item as shown below: Course Cartridges_Angel 6.3_unhide question bank


ANGEL 7.2 through 8.0 

  1. Select the 'settings' option of a particular quiz/item as shown below: 

    Course Cartridge_ANGEL 7.2 through 8.0 _bonus quiz settings

  2. In the "Normal" mode under 'Access' tab, check the radio-button "Do not allow users to view this item" if you want to hide that particular quiz/item. Uncheck the same if you want to unhide it as shown below:
    Course Cartridges_ANGEL 8 _ Bonus Quiz View Restrictions

To hide the quizzes in Canvas, the Instructor needs to "Un-Publish" the quizzes as shown below:

  1. Go to the "Quizzes" section on the right panel and click on the Canvas Published symbol_green cloud symbol of the quiz  you need to hide. This will un-publish that particular quiz. Please have a look at the below screen-grab:

    CC Canvas Unpublish a quiz

  2. Once that quiz is unpublished, the symbol will appear as Canvas unpublish symbol_gray cloud and students can't attempt that quiz.


To 'hide'/'unhide' any particular quiz, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow button of any quiz, select 'Edit' option as shown:

    D2L Drop-down arrow to Edit a Module

  2. Under the "Restrictions" tab, check the radio-button of the option "Hide this topic" under the 'Hidden' section if you want to hide that particular quiz. Uncheck the same if you want unhide it as shown below:

    D2L Hide this topic to hide a quiz

  3. Finally, click on 'Save and Close' button.
  4. In D2L, if your quiz is hidden, the closed eye D2L Closed eye symbol will appear after the quiz. If unhidden, there won't be any symbol.

To hide/unhide the Bonus Quizzes please follow these instructions:

  1. When you log into any BB course using your Instructor login, click 'Control Panel' on the left panel. Click 'Course Documents' in the "Content Areas" section. Go to any chapter whose Bonus Quizzes you need to Hide/Unhide. For example: Go to Chapter 1. An Introduction to Sociology in the Global Age >> Bonus Quiz Ch01 then click on "Modify". 

    Blackboard Modify Bonus Quiz

  2. Then click on "Modify the Test options"

    Blackboard Modify the Test Options

  3. Under the "Test Options" page:
    • Click radio button Yes in 'Make the link available' under 'Test Availability' if you wish to unhide any quiz to students.

      Blackboard Make the link available

    • Otherwise, click No in the same window if you wish to hide any particular quiz to Students. 
  4. Finally, click on 'Submit' and then 'OK'.

In Moodle 1.9 servers, you can 'hide' any Quiz as follows.

  1. When you log into any Moodle course using your Instructor login click the "Turn editing on" button present on the top right of the course homepage.
  2. Then  click on the 'open eye' Moodle open eye symbol button available on the label of the Quiz to HIDE the quiz from Students. After clicking on this, the open eye button will turn to a closed eye button Moodle closed eye symbolas shown in the screenshot below:

    Moodle hide course documents

  3. Click again on the 'closed eye'Moodle closed eye symbolbutton. The quiz is again visible to Students i.e. the quiz will be UNHIDE.

For additional technical support, complete a Technical Support Form or contact us.

Download a PDF copy of these instructions

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