We are new to Canvas (running pilot this Fall) and we are a bit concerned about updating commons items. It seems when you accept an update from Commons, it over writes anything you have modified. Our instructors are wanting to use commons to help with course development (templates) and to help ease the burden when trying to manage multiple sections while being unable to combine them (FERPA). Our idea was to have instructors privetly share their course to commons and then import it into their other section. Then as they complete or change modules or pages, they can update them. But if this is going to replace everything, that won't really work (will it replace student activity as well?)
Is this working as designed?
How do you manage updates to "master courses" or resource pages for your school?