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How do I add and manage Favorites in Commons?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I add and manage Favorites in Commons?

In Commons, you can add a resource to Favorites to help you curate helpful content. Favorited content is viewed and managed in the Favorites page.

Favorite content can be added to Canvas as an assignment, discussion, module item, page, quiz, or content in the Rich Content Editor.


  • To enable Commons in your Canvas instance, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
  • Commons is available in all Free for Teacher (FFT) accounts. Free for Teacher users are limited to finding, importing, and sharing public resources.

Open Commons

Open Commons

In Global Navigation, click the Commons link.

Find Resource

Locate a resource by searching or filtering in Commons.

Open Resource

Open Resource

Click the resource title.

Add to Favorites

Click the Add to Favorites button.

View Favorites

You can view and manage your favorited content in the Favorites page [1].

To search in Favorites, type keywords and phrases in the search field [2].

To sort content by Most Relevant, Latest, Most Favorited, or Most Downloaded, click the Sort by drop-down menu [3].

To filter search results by approved content, type of content, grade/level, and sharing settings, click the Filter link [4].

To remove an item from Favorites, click the Favorites icon [5].

Remove from Favorites

Remove Favorite

To remove a resource from Favorites, open the resource, then click the Remove from Favorites button.

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