Please read our article on Single sign-on first.
Also, please ensure that your LMS administrator has configured Brightspace with the authentication secret and key. If not, you’ll require these items when creating a link to the zyBook.
NOTE: Linking assignments to an LMS is not required for zyBook class use. (1) Assignments are not even necessary; instructors can simply announce due dates and then run reports to generate a csv that can be uploaded to an LMS gradebook. (2) Assignments, if desired, are created in zyBooks, which also generate csv files that can be uploaded. We recommend starting with the reports approach and considering assignments in a subsequent term (many are happy with and stay with the reports approach). Then, if assignment integration is desired, one can read on.
Step 1 - Creating the link in Brightspace
Begin by going to your course content. Go to Add Existing Activities and then choose External Learning Tools:
Choose the zyBooks external tool that you or your system administrator created and named earlier:
A new assignment is now created. Click on the newly made assignment link and it will open zyBooks within the Brightspace platform. You can click on the arrow next to the assignment name to edit the assignment title.
Step 2 - Configure the link on the zyBooks website
The zyBooks window that will open will ask you to choose which zyBook you are linking to:
Within the zyBook you choose, you will need to select "Create or link assignment":
You will have the option to create an assignment or choose an existing one you created earlier. If you need help creating an assignment, you can follow along with our "How to create an assignment" article.
Next, in the Assessment box of the page that appears at the bottom of the page, click the plus sign:
Set a name for the assignment and choose a point value. Click Create when you are done. Click Save in the Assessment box and your assignment is now linked.
Once created and linked, students will be able to see the assignment in their zyBook and submit to Brightspace for reporting purposes.