Cengage Learning

One billion answers and counting

Aplia significantly improves outcomes and elevates thinking by increasing student effort and engagement. Developed by teachers, Aplia assignments connect concepts to the real world and focus on the unique course challenges facing students. In just 10 years, more than one billion answers have been submitted through Aplia, representing millions of students who have come to class more engaged and better prepared.

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Elevate Thinking

Move students up the levels

Aplia guides students through assignments that move them from basic knowledge and understanding to application and practice. These challenging and interactive activities are designed to both engage and reinforce important concepts.

Foster critical thinking

Activities ultimately guide students to think critically and put theory into practice.

Easily Set Your Course

Make it yours

Create a course that matches your teaching calendar. Easily change and edit assignments, upload your own course materials, and share best practices with other Aplia instructors.

Promote Better Outcomes

Get a better picture of your students

Stay informed about participation and progress to ultimately help drive success.

Visual reports and analytics identify who is at-risk and where the class needs to focus to be successful.


“I can devote more time to active learning since students are better prepared.”

Miren Ivankovic, Clemson University

“Aplia drastically reduces my workload. It made tracking student progress easy. It saved me a lot of time and energy on grading problem sets, which allows me to spend more time on prepping active classroom activities.”

Hillary Sackett, Westfield State University

“Aplia has a long track record that over the years has become almost flawless in dependability and teaching skills. It is a turnkey package that allows you to set it once and watch it go.”

William Aldridge, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

“[Aplia] causes them to understand the concepts at a higher level.”

Jacquelyn Jacobs, University of Tennessee


Aplia helps to improve student learning outcomes in microeconomics course

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Aplia leads to higher grades and success rates in logic courses

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Tanya Stanley's integrated reading & writing students derive big benefits

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Instructor Support

Training Resources

Access user guides, brief how-to videos, and additional training resources.

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Technology Power Users

Exchange success strategies, best practices, and implementation experiences with faculty across the country using Aplia.

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Technical Support

Your adoption of Aplia includes technical support for you and your students.

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LMS Integration

Canvas by Instructure
Desire to Learn
Other LTI compliant LMS

Let Aplia link you to a simple and engaging experience for instructors and students. Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration for LMS administrators, instructors, and class participants. This integration noticeably reduces the time and energy required to set up courses, sign into the system, find the right set of materials for the current unit or assignment, correct online assignments, and post grades for those same assignments.

For more information on how to integrate with these leading LMS platforms and others, please contact your Learning Consultant.

Learn more about each platform at our LMS integration website.

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Origin of Aplia

Paul Romer knew from his own classroom experience the need to better engage students in their homework while streamlining the instructor's workflow. The result: Aplia, the "learn by doing" solution that today counts more than 1 million student users and 1 billion homework submissions.