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Is there a way to report inappropriate content in Canvas Commons?Namely, one of our instructors found an ad masquerading as a discussion resource. The ad was selling "green xanax bars", but we could not find a way to report this content.

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I am checking on my inquiry from yesterday.  What is the status?Mildred Savannahmsavannah@etbu.edu

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Can I create modules for later use if I don't have any active classes? I want to create some modules for use next year. I was going to create them in last years classes while they were still up and then share them in commons. But since the grading pe...

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Should I store my contents in Commons or my Google drive? Can you provide advantages/disadvantages?

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Is it possible to alphabetize my courses in my school-specific group in the Commons?  We have over 100 courses and the teachers are complaining that it is hard to find the course they need.

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Dear Community, as a teaching assistant I would very much like to create a space in which both students and teachers can post videos, articles, blogs and pictures related to the program they are following. What is the best way to do that? I would lik...

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I created a quiz using the New Quizzes tool and shared it via Canvas Commons and also via the Send to option. I then imported the quiz to a Course Shell that has New Quizzes Disabled. However, I was able to view/edit/preview the imported quiz (create...

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I have been reviewing the various API docs for Canvas LMS, Canvas Commons, and so on. I am trying to find an API that will utilise the "Share to Commons" feature for courses that I have created. Does such an API exist?

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I want to delete the imported course in MTH 154 Spring 2022. but it is not working. In Setting, there is no reset course section. 

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Hello! I have a resource in Commons that has been imported into around 40 courses. I updated the resource today and expected to see all 40 of those courses available when I went to "push" the update out, but only a handful of my courses appeared.  Is...

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Hi, I have developed an LTI tool that integrates well with Canvas. We can create deep linking assignments and they work without issue. I then tried to share one of these assignments to "Commons" and shared only amongst the school that was already usi...

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^^^ That's all. It took me 45 minutes to send a shared page to EACH module I had to enter it to. Forty-five.  Is there a hidden way to do that? I searched  here, and couldn't find a way.  If there isn't a way, could we puleeeeeze figure out a way to ...

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I saw the Template option when submitting a module to the Commons.  I thought that would make a module template that I could repeatedly import for different modules.  I have some HTML on each page that I would like to reuse instead of reformatting it...

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Hi, we are implementing our Canvas instance and going live at the end of November. We had a soft launch with some test users and realised that adding users to a group in Commons was a manual task. Not only that, but only users who had already logged ...

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Canvas Admin here... I'm average at best with the Canvas API endpoints. We have about a dozen tasks I've created for us that utilize the API, and I can usually do what I need to do. I've never tried to use the Canvas Commons API before, but I have a ...

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Good Evening, I am trying to find out how I access the rich content editor, can't seem to find where I do so.  I need to upload a video for my assignment.

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I use New Quizzes in my courses & have many questions in Item Banks. In early September, one of my students informed me that one of my quizzes wouldn't allow students to take the quiz. When I looked at the quiz, I found that one of my item banks (wit...

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Just raising this issue:  - created a quiz in the blueprint/master course, using New Quiz format. - synced then checked the derivatives > quiz not copied. (it will show a loop animation and the message "Making a copy of ...") - eventually it times ou...

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Is it possible in Commons to group uploaded content? I want to give teachers access to a range of page templates. If I upload them as a course the teachers can only download as a course, not individual pages so I'd prefer to upload as pages, but to g...

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With Unicode 13.0.0 https://unicode.org/versions/Unicode13.0.0/ having come out in March 2020, I was surprised that when trying to include the creative commons license symbols (such as U+1F16D, i.e. 🅭) that they did not render. I know that Ca...

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Last school year our district had us save our courses to commons so that we can reuse the content each year.  I imported my course from last year and none of the embedded documents from word or pdf docs will open on the student side at all.  In stude...

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I have the perfect homepage in one course - how do i copy it to my 16 other courses? I want it exactly the same - i've tried copying  and importing from, neither work.

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On the right hand side of the screen are multiple choices: Import Existing Content Import from Commons How do I change the look and only see the ones I want up there? Chris Jensen

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I have seen videos where teachers create an assignment through Canvas (or Savvas) and it is linked to Canvas so the grade automatically shows up in the gradebook on Canvas.  How am I able to get the app on my courses?

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I have quite a few courses uploaded to Canvas, which I need to export to Commons. Each course consists of about 7 modules. Not only will this take a long time, but I fear it will be very confusing, they will aI have to be able to export each course's...

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I have imported Commons it shows 16 times and it is still not showing up in the course that I copied it to.  How can I located this?

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Hi,  I access Canvas via both:  https://thalescollege.instructure.com/ and https://thalesacademy.instructure.com/ but cannot sign-in to download:  https://lor.instructure.com/resources/a166e918280b4905976aa0d4d0092edf?shared and https://lor.instructu...

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I would like to play with the templates linked below because a faculty member has expressed interest but I cannot login to see what options there are to get them. I cannot find these in Commons either. New to the role looking for some help.  There is...

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First Look at Our Latest Improvements Over the Past Few Weeks

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Commons is making a comeback and we need your input! Share your feedback, ideas, and suggestions to help shape the future of our platform. Let's revolutionize education together! Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to be part of something extra...

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EU, Canada and APAC regions could experience some inconsistencies while we are performing the migration for Commons from 9AM CET until 4PM CET on August 19th, 2023.

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In order to make this collaborative space more inclusive of regional privacy needs, Canvas Commons is “going global” with multi-region hosting for the Canvas Commons learning repository.

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Importing bright illustrations or educational images into your Canvas courses is a key contribution to the personalization and quality of your Canvas courses.   Unsplash, a free service formerly incorporated into Canvas, will no longer be available w...

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Since I’m over my first month here, at Instructure, I guess it’s time to write my official introduction. So, hi everyone, my name is Kata, and I’m a Product Manager for Catalog and Commons.

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From the first moment when COVID19 hit the entire world, we saw that sharing information and its significance has increased. Three ways that we are helping users are by making sharing available outside the United States, allowing instructors to creat...

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With the last Canvas release, we released a survey on the Commons Search page. Please help us fill it out!

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With Monday’s Canvas Beta release, we released an improvement for importing favorite course objects from Commons to Canvas. 

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We are happy to let you know that a Beta environment version of Commons is available. 

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To support educators in teaching Swift Apple's powerful and intuitive open-source programming language, a new Develop in Swift Professional Learning course from Apple is now available on the Canvas Learning Management System.

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Get answers to questions such as, what is the history of Commons?

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We’ve had a few questions about the removal of the rating system in Commons, and we wanted to provide you all with some insight into our thought process.

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You guys! We invented a thing!   Well, more specifically, our brilliant engineers invented a thing! Why? Because you asked us for it!

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The following FAQ document will be helpful in answering some of your questions related to 'Groups' feature in Commons.

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When creating/managing Groups in Commons consider the following suggestions and examples for group creation and management in Commons.

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Closing out this month's National Poetry Month theme, we thought we'd conclude by highlighting vocabulary quizzes. What budding poet wouldn't want to take the time to learn more words, right?! Check out these shared K12 resources.

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Let's take a bit of a departure from our monthly theme of 'poetry' and focus on Earth Day (which is April 22, 2016). If you're looking for ways to leverage Earth Day activities in your courses or just want to get inspired by photos of our beautiful, ...

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In continuing the spirit of National Poetry Month, we wanted to dedicate this week's blog post to love. Many times, poetry is written as a means to demonstrate and describe feelings of love. Well, there's certainly no shortage of love in Commons publ...

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April is National Poetry Month, so we thought it would be 'poetic' to feature Commons resources that align with this theme. From rhyme to rhythm, here were the resources that stood out.

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If you search Commons (public) for Canvas training materials, you'll get a solid array of resources!

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What is the total number of public shares to date?

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Search the term 'vocabulary' and you'll discover many publicly-shared resources in Commons - from quizzes that increase topical understanding (i.e., Genetics quiz) to general language-building (i.e., English, Spanish quizzes). For K12 students, new w...

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We can all use constructive feedback on our course content and teaching materials. Whether it's a technical comment about settings or a qualitative thought about design, every little bit helps refine our resources. If you are interested in leaving re...

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When winter storms start rolling in, we all know that could lead to SNOW DAY!! Missing school due to weather can put a halt to learning or even slow down the momentum of a lesson or unit. While it may be snowing outside, it's not snowing in Canvas. S...

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In light of National Poetry Month, check out these poetry resources in need of your review.

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February is dedicated to a month-long learning about the African American icons, leaders, activists, and inventors who have made significant impacts on American history. And what better way to integrate these topics into Canvas courses than importing...

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Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources with the public (or within their institution). Come here for all your news, resources and questions related to Commons.

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We want to encourage educators to collaborate on projects together in Canvas and share it publicly in Commons! When people work in groups or in tandem, the course materials and teaching resources developed has no bounds!

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​Any user can review content in Commons. But we want to prioritize giving feedback to users who actually want it! So, when sharing publicly, you will be prompted to tag a resource with 'Community Review' to actively request a review. Users can filter...

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Canvas Commons Release Notes

Learn about the latest releases, updates, and bug fixes for Canvas Commons

In this Commons release (August 19), Canvas Commons provides multi-region hosting and support for the Canvas Commons learning repository.     Feature Update   Commons Regionalization Canvas Commons provides multi-region hosting and support for th...

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In this Commons release (January 23), Unsplash is no longer available within the Commons platform.     Feature Update   Unsplash Deprecation   Unsplash, a free service formerly incorporated into Canvas, is no longer available within the Commons p...

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In this Commons release (February 5), iTunes U course data can be incorporated into Commons to allow users to search, preview, and import course data.     New Feature   iTunes U Course Import  iTunes U course data can be incorporated into Commo...

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Commons releases take place as determined by the product team and deploy new code to the production environment.  Commons Release Notes (2023-08-19) Feature Update Commons Regionalization Commons Release Notes (2023-01-23) Feature Update Unsplash D...

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