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How do I edit the details of a resource in Commons as an admin?

How do I edit the details of a resource in Commons as an admin?

Admins can edit and remove resources shared by users in their account. Admins cannot edit or remove resources that are shared privately. Admins can only modify resource details and cannot modify resource content. Admins and approved content curators can also share resources as featured content. Admins can share a resource as approved content.

Notes:

  • To enable Commons in your Canvas instance, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
  • Commons is available in all Free for Teacher (FFT) accounts. Free for Teacher users are limited to finding, importing, and sharing public resources.

Open Commons

Open Commons

In Global Navigation, click the Commons link.

Find Resource

To view all resources you can manage in your account, click the Admin link in Commons navigation [1], then click the Managed Resources tab [2].

Open Resource

Open Resource

Click the name of the resource you want to edit or delete.

Edit Resource

Edit Resource

Click the Edit Resource link.

Edit Resource Details

You can update the sharing and license settings [1], metadata [2], and the grade level [3].

Approve Content

Approve Content

To mark a resource as approved content, enable the Institution Approved Content option.

Only account admins and approved content curators can share resources as institution-approved content.

Feature Content

To feature a resource in your Commons account, enable the Featured Content option. Featured content displays at the top of search results on the Commons search page.

Only admins can share resources as featured content.

Select Content Type

Select Content Type

You can label your resource as a template or open textbook content type. Content types help users more easily locate resources when filtering search results.

To select the template content type, click the Template checkbox [1]. To select the open textbook content type, click the Open Textbook checkbox [2]. Both content types can be selected for the same resource.

Save Changes

Save Changes

When you're done, click the Save Changes button.

View Updated Resource

View updated resource details.



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