Don't get me wrong: I love Commons! But imagine my surprise when I learned that linked pages weren't being included when sharing pages or modules to Commons.
Here's the scenario: I created a module consisting of pages that I share across different courses. Several of these pages contain links to sub-pages. The sub-pages do not appear anywhere else--just as a link in the primary page. For example, I create a page and in that page, I link to another course page--a sub-page. Why? The primary page provides context and direction for using the linked sub-pages.
When I share this module to Commons, however, only the primary pages are being copied into Commons. None of the linked sub-pages are copied.
When I include a linked PDF file in the primary page, however, the PDF file is part of the copy to Commons; no problem. But pages are more accessible than PDF documents, so I use pages.
So why are linked pages handled differently than linked PDF files?
If I use the Copy To feature on the module instead of sharing it to Commons, the module primary pages and sub-pages are copied to the destination course. No problem. But this means I need to repeat this step for each course, whereas if Commons worked as expected, I could copy the content into multiple courses at once. And using Copy To, I miss the central library feature that Commons is wonderful for.
So here's my idea: Please make sharing pages with linked pages to Commons work the same as sharing pages with linked PDF documents. I believe all linked or embedded content that is being shared at the top level should be part of the copy to Commons.