I have been working with several Open Education initiatives here at Wayne State lately. I noticed that when searching in Commons, I can filter by item type, grade level, group, etc. However, it is currently missing an option to search based on the copyright/license of the content.
However, when uploading content it does ask for this information and it is displayed in the bottom-right hand corner of each Commons entry.
I would like to propose that a filter be added to Commons which allows you to search via the license/copyright. This would be immensely helpful for identifying content that is licensed under Creative Commons and could go a long way towards helping faculty identify and implement open content into their courses. It would also be helpful to avoid implementing copyrighted content into your courses unintentionally.