Commons Pros and Cons

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You can use Commons for yourself and for groups. I am trying to share with our faculty the pros and cons of using Commons vs. other methods of sharing content. 

Why would they use Commons for themselves and not simply Copy to from one course to another? What's the advantage or appropriate use of Commons vs. Copy To? Why wouldn't they just keep content in a sandbox and Copy to the new course instead of sharing it to Commons to themselves? 

Same question about Groups. Say I create a Group for a department and all the faculty are members. Why should they use that Group in Commons instead of a sandbox course in which they are all teachers? In the course, they could just Copy To the new course.

Thanks for any insights!