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What types of document and media files can be shared to Commons?

What types of document and media files can be shared to Commons?

Learn about what types of document and media files can be shared to Commons.

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.
  • Not all files supported in Commons are supported in Canvas.

Supported Document Types

The following document files can be shared to Commons:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .ppt
  • .pptx
  • .pdf
  • .xls
  • .xlsx
  • .rtf
  • .txt
  • .odt
  • .odp
  • .ods

Supported Image Types

The following image files can be shared to Commons:

  • .jpg
  • .png
  • .gif
  • .svg

Supported Video Types

The following video files can be shared to Commons:

  • .asf – Windows Media
  • .mov – Apple Quicktime
  • .mpg – Digital Video Format
  • .avi – Digital Video Format
  • .m4v – Digital Video Format
  • .wmv – Windows Media
  • .mp4 - Digital Video Format
  • .3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format
  • .flv – Flash Video

Supported Audio Types

The following audio files can be shared to Commons:

  • .mp3
  • .wav
  • .mp4
  • .aac
  • .aif
  • .ogg
  • .webm

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Last update:
‎08-31-2020 02:18 PM
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