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Commons: bring back "Shared With" filter

Commons: bring back "Shared With" filter

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Commons

 

In the Canvas Commons, there used to be a "shared with" filter that allowed users to view anything that had been shared with a specific sub-group. With the new search features in Commons, this filter has been taken out.

 

Faculty were using this specific filter to see what resources had been shared in their department. In other words, often faculty went without a specific item they were looking for, but rather just to see what had been shared. To not be able to see all the shared items within a subgroup by choosing one simple filter is very frustrating... especially when it used to be a feature and has now slowed progress of sharing. Here are the release notes and discussion that followed about this feature disappearing: Commons Release Notes (2016-02-09)

 

  Comments from Instructure

 

For more information, please read through theCommons Release Notes (2016-07-18) under 'Search Page - Sidebar'

 

8 Comments
Community Member

I agree completely. Not everyone goes to Commons to search for something specific. The 'Shared With' filter was perfect for browsing content and demonstrating how Commons was being used for a certain school or department.

Learner II

Thank you for making this a feature request! I think it would be a great idea to bring back the "Shared with" filter.  It's rather confusing now and if a lot of faculty share content, it will become difficult for faculty to find the documents they are looking for.  We "sold" this as a way for faculty to share within their department, but to faculty this now looks broken since all materials display by default. Searching is not as useful, if you just know Faculty A dropped a sample module in the Commons.  If it was shared just with the department, it's a much smaller list.  We also wanted to encourage sharing course or discipline specific documents within the department to prevent the all university Commons from becoming too cluttered.

Community Team
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Community Coach
Community Coach

185635_pastedImage_6.pngWe appreciate you, and the submission of your idea. Your dialogue helps our product teams prioritize feature development. Unfortunately, this idea has been archived because it did not meet the 100-vote threshold within the 3-month voting period. Learn more at: How does the voting process work for feature ideas?

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Community Member

FYI, for those that are wanting to see this happen... looks like the idea is up for vote again.

Community Coach
Community Coach

This filter is back, albeit in slightly different form. But it's back! It includes filter by groups (formerly sub-accounts) and consortiums, too! Check out: Commons Release Notes (2016-07-18)

Community Coach
Community Coach

Kelly - the feature idea you're referencing is slightly different than this one. This one is merely a filtering option in the user interface to be able to filter resources by sub-account. The other request is a way to tie sub-accounts sharing to groups.

Community Coach
Community Coach

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Thank you to kdscholl@indiana.edu for submitting this idea, as well as, tiffany.lemaistre@nsc.edu and brendaa@stedwards.edu for your contributions. Your investment in this idea helped refine a feature which is now part of the Canvas Commons! Smiley Happy