Commons Release Notes (2016-07-18)

Document created by Employee on Jul 18, 2016Last modified by Employee on May 11, 2019
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In this release, Commons has added a sidebar to the Search page and has updates to Navigation and the Footer.


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


New Features


Search Page


A sidebar has been added to the left side of the Search page, displaying the Consortiums and/or Groups to which a user belongs. If a user does not belong to any Consortiums or Groups, the sidebar will not display. By clicking a Consortium or Group name in the sidebar, only resources shared within that Consortium or Group will appear in the Search Results.

     release-notes-feature-idea-icon.png This feature was originally suggested by the Canvas Community.




Updated Features


Navigation Bar

The navigation bar has been updated with a blue background. Additionally, a user avatar and drop down menu appear in the top right corner with the option to logout of Commons.



Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Help

A footer has been added to the bottom of all pages within Commons and includes links to the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and Help. Users will no longer be required to accept the Terms of Use when initially using Commons. The Help link directs users to the Commons Guides page within the Canvas Community.


Search Page

Open Resource in New Tab

Resources can be opened in a new tab by pressing Command (Mac) or Control (PC) while clicking the resource name on the Search page. Users can also right click the name of the resource to open it in a new tab.

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