What is Canvas Commons?
- Canvas Commons is a crowd-sourced educational content/learning object repository.
- Learn more about Canvas Commons.
Who uses Commons?
- Professors and teachers using Canvas use Commons. These include K-12, higher education institutions, and independent ‘free-for-teacher’ accounts.
What can I do with Commons?
- Create a personal learning object repository. (This provides an alternative method to transferring content from semester to semester.)
- Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other Canvas users.
- Gain a reputation as a subject matter expert and content creator.
- Find resources by searching for a specific keyword, author, institution, or title.
- Import resources into a Canvas course. Once the import to Canvas is complete, you can start using and customizing your resource.
- Optionally share content with others. You can share with other Florida Institute of Technology instructors or with EVERYONE who uses Commons.
How do I use Commons?
- Log into Canvas and find the link to Commons in the top navigation bar.
- You will need to agree to Terms of Service before proceeding.
- Learn more about using Commons.
Who should I contact if I need help using Commons?
- Canvas Support can answer questions about Commons.
- You can reach Canvas Support 24/7 via the Help link in Canvas.
How do I preview resources in Commons?
- You can preview course and module content as well as document, image, video, and audio files before importing the resource into your Canvas course.
- On the search results, you can preview video and audio files for up to 10 seconds.
- Learn more about previewing resources in Commons.
How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?
- Find and import a resource from Commons into one of your Canvas courses.
- Imported resources will retain their original published or unpublished status, will not contain student data, and will have all due dates removed.
- Learn more about importing and view a Commons resource in Canvas.
I want to share content with others. What do I need to know?
- When sharing a resource to Commons, you will need to add details about the resource, select a content license, and choose a sharing option.
- Learn more about sharing content with others.
What about Copyright?
- Per the Terms of Service, content is the sole responsibility of the originating party.
- You are responsible for the content you share, and you should only share content that you have the right to duplicate.
- Content is not pre-screened.
- Read the complete Terms of Service.
No, my Copyright. What types of content licenses are available in Commons?
- When sharing content, you must select a content license that fits how the content can be used by others.
- Options include full Copyright, Public Domain, and Creative Commons.
- Learn more about the content license options available in Commons.
- Learn more about Creative Commons and how to choose a CC license.
What other documentation is available?
- See the full list of Commons documentation.