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Hi,I recently created a Free for Teacher account on Canvas. However, when I try to import resources from Canvas Commons, my course does not show up in the list and hence not letting me import any content. I also have another institutional, paid accou...

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Would it be possible to alter this message slightly?  It makes it look like the content will not work at all.  Whereas as long as we still have the contract etc. it will work when imported into a course, especially with new quizzes.     Could somethi...

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Hello,I am using Canvas Studio to add my own videos or videos with a YouTube link to build a module I intend to share to the Canvas Commons. If the module is imported from Commons by a user who has Canvas, but does not have Canvas Studio, will it mak...

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The changes I make to the Home page are not saved or appear when I click Save. Changes to past course pages work.

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Hello, I am able to log into my canvas dashboard etc. I am trying to take a course through canvas. I have the URL that sends me to it and I already bought the course. It then sends me to the login page that is grey. It is not working and is not sendi...

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When I search commons and I put in "art" 131 things show up none of them have art in the title and none of them are about art class? why? also a bunch of them I open and it has a icon saying the content is not there?? why would you have things in com...

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As far as I can see, the addition of content to Commons is from units. Is it possible to add content from within the Commons tool itself? I'm looking to add to Commons a number of images and see I can add multiple images from one unit/course. However...

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I posted a course on commons for use within our insititution. I want to update this course, but for this, I would first like to contact other teachers that have imported this course and are using it. Is there any way to find out which users imported ...

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In my University we have to agree to the terms of Service of Commons and also have the option to take our agreement back and consequently stop using Commons. What happens with content I may have uploaded to Commons. Will it disapear or will it remain...

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We would like to utilize Canvas for our student council election. We have assigned a group of students to facilitate the election process, such as creating the poll, managing the results, and displaying them to the students. We set them as teachers i...

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I have added courses from a free "Canvas for Teachers" account to Canvas Commons. The courses have quizzes which have associated question banks. When I preview the courses in Canvas Commons, I cannot preview the quiz questions. An example of this is ...

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Last year I created an assessment group with many different tasks under the one group. I want to duplicate this assessment group for this year in a different course. How do I copy one Assessment group to commons so I can import this into another cour...

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I am creating a shell course that will be available for download by all of the teachers at my school. It may also need edits throughout the semester. If I make changes in the shell course, will my teachers and students see the changes live? or do the...

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How soon until Canvas Commons becomes the place for K-12 districts go to download and use AI generated content to create and revise course content for students?  What are the implications, benefits and risks? What if the instructor is no longer consi...

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Hello,I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me out with this. I reached out to my university's tech support twice, and they told me that there is no way to fix this (?), which I believe cannot be the case.At the start of the semester, I...

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What is the role that provides users admin access in Canvas?

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We have a course on Commons and we don't know what Canvas course was shared to Commons to create it.  Is there any way for us to find out the name of the original Canvas course?

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Before Commons Regionalization (I am in EU) resouce links to Commons content looked like this: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/beb449ee5d774798be0bca50f673932f Now they do not work anymore. When I get a new resouce link it looks like this: http...

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What is the hierarchy for creating a course shell in canvas/commons? In which order should items be placed? Course, page, module etc. 

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I'm trying to download some material from a couple of different courses in Commons, and all I get is a tab that's labeled "cartridge-manager-iad............."  The download never happens. I really don't want to import the whole course into any of my ...

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We are looking to share some pre-prepared material with instructors, so that they can import into their Canvas courses to provide student support around peer evaluation. I have the materials now in Canvas Commons but I'm looking for the best way to r...

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I am leaving teaching, and soon my school account will be deactivated/archived/deleted/etc.If I publish something to the commons for others in my district to view, will it still be there after my account is gone? Or is there some other way to leave a...

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Hi everyone, For the past few days, instructors at our institution have been having problems with the tests imported from Commons, which is a big issue since we're currently in the middle of the exam period. The problem is that tests from Commons can...

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Why is Commons blank when I click on the tab to get there? 

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I would like to know if there is a way to export and import more than one course at once. I know we can go inside a course and then go to settings and export this course, but I would like to do it with several courses and then import all of them in a...

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I am retiring this month. I have both a school Canvas account and a "free" account. The free account does not have Commons. I want to save a couple of courses from the school  account so that I can possibly draw upon them to teach again. Is there a w...

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In Canvas Commons, there is a setting to 'Add Users to manage approved Content' When a Canvas user is added to this list, they are able to Share content as 'Institution Approved Content' but not 'Featured Content. When a Canvas root-Account Admin is ...

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We've removed Commons due to privacy concerns. Now I think these have been resolved, and we want to add enable Commons agains. Can't find how to do this.Best, Beate

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Canvas Commons Product Blog

Read updates from our Product teams about Canvas Commons

First Look at Our Latest Improvements Over the Past Few Weeks

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Commons is making a comeback and we need your input! Share your feedback, ideas, and suggestions to help shape the future of our platform. Let's revolutionize education together! Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to be part of something extra...

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EU, Canada and APAC regions could experience some inconsistencies while we are performing the migration for Commons from 9AM CET until 4PM CET on August 19th, 2023.

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In order to make this collaborative space more inclusive of regional privacy needs, Canvas Commons is “going global” with multi-region hosting for the Canvas Commons learning repository.

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Importing bright illustrations or educational images into your Canvas courses is a key contribution to the personalization and quality of your Canvas courses.   Unsplash, a free service formerly incorporated into Canvas, will no longer be available w...

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Since I’m over my first month here, at Instructure, I guess it’s time to write my official introduction. So, hi everyone, my name is Kata, and I’m a Product Manager for Catalog and Commons.

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From the first moment when COVID19 hit the entire world, we saw that sharing information and its significance has increased. Three ways that we are helping users are by making sharing available outside the United States, allowing instructors to creat...

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With the last Canvas release, we released a survey on the Commons Search page. Please help us fill it out!

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With Monday’s Canvas Beta release, we released an improvement for importing favorite course objects from Commons to Canvas. 

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We are happy to let you know that a Beta environment version of Commons is available. 

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To support educators in teaching Swift Apple's powerful and intuitive open-source programming language, a new Develop in Swift Professional Learning course from Apple is now available on the Canvas Learning Management System.

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Get answers to questions such as, what is the history of Commons?

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We’ve had a few questions about the removal of the rating system in Commons, and we wanted to provide you all with some insight into our thought process.

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You guys! We invented a thing!   Well, more specifically, our brilliant engineers invented a thing! Why? Because you asked us for it!

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The following FAQ document will be helpful in answering some of your questions related to 'Groups' feature in Commons.

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When creating/managing Groups in Commons consider the following suggestions and examples for group creation and management in Commons.

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Closing out this month's National Poetry Month theme, we thought we'd conclude by highlighting vocabulary quizzes. What budding poet wouldn't want to take the time to learn more words, right?! Check out these shared K12 resources.

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Let's take a bit of a departure from our monthly theme of 'poetry' and focus on Earth Day (which is April 22, 2016). If you're looking for ways to leverage Earth Day activities in your courses or just want to get inspired by photos of our beautiful, ...

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In continuing the spirit of National Poetry Month, we wanted to dedicate this week's blog post to love. Many times, poetry is written as a means to demonstrate and describe feelings of love. Well, there's certainly no shortage of love in Commons publ...

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April is National Poetry Month, so we thought it would be 'poetic' to feature Commons resources that align with this theme. From rhyme to rhythm, here were the resources that stood out.

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If you search Commons (public) for Canvas training materials, you'll get a solid array of resources!

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What is the total number of public shares to date?

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Search the term 'vocabulary' and you'll discover many publicly-shared resources in Commons - from quizzes that increase topical understanding (i.e., Genetics quiz) to general language-building (i.e., English, Spanish quizzes). For K12 students, new w...

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We can all use constructive feedback on our course content and teaching materials. Whether it's a technical comment about settings or a qualitative thought about design, every little bit helps refine our resources. If you are interested in leaving re...

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When winter storms start rolling in, we all know that could lead to SNOW DAY!! Missing school due to weather can put a halt to learning or even slow down the momentum of a lesson or unit. While it may be snowing outside, it's not snowing in Canvas. S...

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In light of National Poetry Month, check out these poetry resources in need of your review.

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February is dedicated to a month-long learning about the African American icons, leaders, activists, and inventors who have made significant impacts on American history. And what better way to integrate these topics into Canvas courses than importing...

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Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources with the public (or within their institution). Come here for all your news, resources and questions related to Commons.

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We want to encourage educators to collaborate on projects together in Canvas and share it publicly in Commons! When people work in groups or in tandem, the course materials and teaching resources developed has no bounds!

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​Any user can review content in Commons. But we want to prioritize giving feedback to users who actually want it! So, when sharing publicly, you will be prompted to tag a resource with 'Community Review' to actively request a review. Users can filter...

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Canvas Commons Release Notes

Learn about the latest releases, updates, and bug fixes for Canvas Commons

In this Commons release (August 19), Canvas Commons provides multi-region hosting and support for the Canvas Commons learning repository.     Feature Update   Commons Regionalization Canvas Commons provides multi-region hosting and support for th...

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In this Commons release (January 23), Unsplash is no longer available within the Commons platform.     Feature Update   Unsplash Deprecation   Unsplash, a free service formerly incorporated into Canvas, is no longer available within the Commons p...

Canvas Commons Releases

In this Commons release (February 5), iTunes U course data can be incorporated into Commons to allow users to search, preview, and import course data.     New Feature   iTunes U Course Import  iTunes U course data can be incorporated into Commo...

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Commons releases take place as determined by the product team and deploy new code to the production environment.  Commons Release Notes (2023-08-19) Feature Update Commons Regionalization Commons Release Notes (2023-01-23) Feature Update Unsplash D...

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