| This idea has been developed and deployed to Commons|
Currently, Commons looks at the user account hierarchy in Canvas to determine sharing rights. We would like to request a way to share according to the courses hierarchy as well. So if an instructor is in a Liberal Arts course, they would be able to get to shared content for Liberal Arts in the hierarchy. We create most of our users at the top level and only admins and courses are placed in the hierarchy.
For more information, please read through the Commons Release Notes (2016-06-12)