Commons Release Notes (2015-12-18)

Document created by Employee on Dec 18, 2015Last modified by Employee on May 11, 2019
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In this Commons release (December 18), outcomes can be enabled, allowing users to search for and tag resources with outcomes. Additionally, there have been updates to Grade/Level selection when sharing resources, and the Update Share Page text has changed.


For Canvas users, to have Commons enabled in your Canvas account, please contact your Customer Success Manager.


New Features



Users can now search for and tag resources with K12 Federal or State outcomes, which Commons leverages through the Academic Benchmarks API. As an Admin, you have the ability to enable standards and outcomes in your Account Settings.



As a sharing user, if your admin has enabled Standards & Outcomes and if the Grade/Level you have selected is between Kindergarten through 12th grade, you can tag resources with outcomes when sharing or editing a resource. You will have the ability to filter taggable outcomes to view Federal Outcomes libraries, State Outcomes libraries, or both.



As a discovering user, you can search for resources by outcome. Resources with associated outcomes will be indicated by the target icon.


Additionally, when you open a resource to view details, you can see a full description of the outcome by hovering over the outcome name.




Updated Features


Shared Resources

Grade Level Range Slider

When sharing or editing a resource, users will see a range slider when selecting a Grade/Level (previously checkboxes).


Update Share Page

Text Change

When updating a shared resource the update text has been changed from "This is an update to a previously shared resource" to "Is this an update to a previously shared resource?".