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Cindy_Masek
Community Contributor

Videos uploaded to the Commons

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I'm new to looking into the Commons and I'm not locating this specific information in the guide.

 

If I upload a video to the Commons and then wish to use it in another course, will the video copy into this second course? If so does this count towards its quota?

 

Or will the Commons provide a link to the media and have no impact on the course quota?  If it is a link, is it a streaming  video link or will the student need to download the video to view it?  Thanks!

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Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Cindy

I do have an answer for you.  The way that Commons works is you are downloading a copy of the content into your course, which does count toward the course quota.  This also means that if someone updates the content after you have downloaded it you do not have the most up to date content nor will it change your content!

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kona
Coach Emeritus

 @Cindy_Masek ​, since this is a Commons specific question (and Commons isn't available to everyone), would it be ok if I moved this to the Canvas Commons​ group?

Thanks!

Cindy_Masek
Community Contributor

Oh yes! Thank you!

 @biray ​, I tried to move this to Canvas Commons​, but apparently I don't have permission. Can you move this over for us? Thanks!

Cindy_Masek
Community Contributor

Bummer - here I thought I had an answer already!  Do you want me to just repost this there instead of having someone move it?

Sorry!! If you want, go ahead and once you get it up there I can delete this one.

I'll move it.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Cindy

I do have an answer for you.  The way that Commons works is you are downloading a copy of the content into your course, which does count toward the course quota.  This also means that if someone updates the content after you have downloaded it you do not have the most up to date content nor will it change your content!

 @Cindy_Masek ​ However, in the near future Commons will include notifications. So, when a resource you've imported from Commons is updated, you will be notified and will have the option of keeping your content the same or updating to the most recent version. Smiley Happy