Commons Release Notes (2015-06-06)

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In this Commons release (June 6), sharing users can update previously shared resources in Commons and discovering users are notified of any updates to resources they previously imported. Users can also view all their imported resources from Commons.


Note: The update option is only available for resources previously shared to Commons as of June 6, 2015.


On June 16, 2015, Commons will be available for all Canvas accounts. To have Commons enabled in your Canvas account, please contact your Customer Success Manager.


  New Features


Updatable Resources

As a sharing user, you can modify resources in Canvas that you have previously shared to Commons, and can reshare the modified resource to Commons. The existing resource in Commons will be updated. Additionally, you can add version notes for the updated resources to inform others of what changes were made to the resource.



As a discovering user, located in Commons Navigation, the Updates link allows you to see updates to resources you have previously imported from Commons into Canvas. When an update is available, it will appear on the Updates page and in the notification center.



Users can also view update notifications and the full version history on the resource detail page.



On the Updates page, users can choose to either update their copy or copies of the resource or dismiss the update.



Imported Resources

Users can also view all their imported resources from Commons. Located in Commons Navigation, the Imported link allows you to see all the resources you've imported from Commons into Canvas.