You can use Commons to search for and import content into your Canvas courses. You can also share resources to Commons from your Canvas courses.
In Global Navigation, click the Commons link.
A resource in Commons can be a course, module, quiz, assignment, discussion, page, document, video, image, or audio file. Each resource type has a unique icon. Look for these related colors and icons when searching for resources. To find resources in Commons, use the search field . You can search for keywords such as author, institution, or title. You can also search by outcome, consortium, or group.
To sort search results by Most Relevant, Latest, Most Favorited, or Most Downloaded, click the Sort by drop-down menu .
To apply search filters to your search, click the Filter button .
Based on your selected filters, the number of results are displayed in the page . To search everything available to you in Commons, leave the search field and filters blank.
You can also view featured content in the results page . Featured content includes high quality content that is featured in the Commons search page. Featured content can be imported or downloaded like any other content in Commons.
Note: Depending on the account settings set by your Canvas admin, you may be unable to view and/or share public content.
To narrow your search, or to search by filter, use one or more of the filter options:
In search results, resource details are displayed on content cards. Each card displays the following details:
To preview a resource, view more details, or import a resource, click the resource title.
The content overview page loads the Preview tab by default. The sidebar contains further information and links:
To preview resource content, click the Preview tab. The Preview tab is shown by default.
In the Details tab, you can view a summary of the resource and related information:
When you are ready to import a resource, click the Import/Download button and select a course.
Note: Not all resources will display all details. Listed details depend on the type of resource and information provided by the author.
To view any updates made to the resource, click the Version notes tab. Updates are sorted by date and time and may include a description of changes made.
To view a list of helpful Commons guides, click the Guides link.
To access all the Commons guides, click the Canvas Commons Guides link . To access a specific Commons guide, click the link of the corresponding guide .
Note: You can only embed guides in Canvas courses. Embedding on other sites is not supported.