How do I add and manage Favorites in Commons?

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In Commons, you can add a resource to Favorites to help you curate helpful content. Favorited content is viewed and managed in the Favorites page.


  • 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.

Open Commons

Open Commons

In Global Navigation, click the Commons link.

Find Resource

  Find Resource

Locate a resource by searching or filtering in Commons.

Open Resource

Open Resource

Click the resource title.

Add to Favorites

  Add Favorite

Click the Add to Favorites link.

View Favorites

  View Favorites

You can view and manage your favorited content in the Favorites page [1].

To search in Favorites, type keywords and phrases in the search field [2].

To sort content by Most Relevant, Latest, Most Favorited, or Most Downloaded, click the Sort by drop-down menu [3].

To filter search results by approved content, type of content, grade/level, and sharing settings, click the Filter link [4].

To remove an item from Favorites, click the Favorites icon [5].

Remove from Favorites

Remove Favorite

To remove a resource from Favorites, open the resource, then click the Remove from Favorites link.

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