Is there a way to pre-view a course on the Commons before you import it? Right now, I just see a still picture of the courses but no button to view it.
Tracie Bosket, no, you can't preview a course in Commons. You would need to download it to one of your courses in Canvas to view the actual content. Here is a feature idea for this that you might be interested in checking out - Preview Commons Content Before Importing
Oh bummer, but I did go vote it up, well at least I left a message since the vote is archived.
Tracie, there's a newer feature idea Canvas Commons Preview which is in Gathering Info status, and which is still accepting votes.
Got it, thanks ☺
Also for full disclosure, there is a guide that states - How do I preview resources in Commons?
Upon further investigation of this you can preview the basic outline of what Modules are in the course and a list of assignments, pages, quizzes, etc. Yet, you can't see any details or real information about (for example) what's in each Module or what are the directions for the assignment? Here's an example of what would be shown/previewed for Modules - and none of the Modules are clickable. What you see is what you get.
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