What types of document and media files can be shared to Commons?

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Learn about what types of document and media files can be shared to Commons.

Notes:

  • To enable Commons in your Canvas instance, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
  • Commons is available in all Free for Teacher (FFT) accounts. Free for Teacher users are limited to finding, importing, and sharing public resources.
  • Not all files supported in Commons are supported in Canvas.

Supported Document Types

The following document files can be shared to Commons:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .ppt
  • .pptx
  • .pdf
  • .xls
  • .xlsx
  • .rtf
  • .txt
  • .odt
  • .odp
  • .ods

Supported Image Types

The following image files can be shared to Commons:

  • .jpg
  • .png
  • .gif
  • .svg

Supported Video Types

The following video files can be shared to Commons:

  • .asf – Windows Media
  • .mov – Apple Quicktime
  • .mpg – Digital Video Format
  • .avi – Digital Video Format
  • .m4v – Digital Video Format
  • .wmv – Windows Media
  • .mp4 - Digital Video Format
  • .3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format
  • .flv – Flash Video

Supported Audio Types

The following audio files can be shared to Commons:

  • .mp3
  • .wav
  • .mp4
  • .aac
  • .aif
  • .ogg
  • .webm
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