How do I share a resource to Commons?
You can share assignments, modules, quizzes, pages, and discussions in Canvas to Commons.
To modify an existing shared resource, learn how to update a resource previously shared to Commons.
- The steps in this lesson are similar for sharing assignments, modules, quizzes, pages, or discussions. The differences include opening the feature from Course Navigation and using the Settings icon on Index and Details pages. The images in this lesson illustrate how to share an assignment to Commons.
- 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.
- The file size limit for uploaded content is 500mb.
In Global Navigation, click the Courses link , then click the name of the course you want to share the resource from .
Open Feature Area
In Course Navigation, click the feature area link where your resource is located.
Locate the resource you'd like to share within the feature area page, click the Options icon , then click the Share to Commons link .
Note: If there is a rubric attached to a resource, it will be shared to Commons as part of the resource. The attached rubric will also be imported as part of the resource.
Share via Resource Details Page
You can also open the individual resource to share to Commons. Click the Options icon  then click the Share to Commons link .
Choose Sharing Option
Select a sharing option.
Note: Depending on the account settings set by your Canvas admin, you may be unable to view and/or share public content. Authors of publicly shared resources will always be able to view their resource.
Choose Content License
Select your content license from the Copyright and Licenses drop-down menu.
Add Grades and Outcomes
Select the appropriate grade level(s) using the sliders or the dropdown menus  and tag any outcomes (if enabled) .
Share to Commons
When you're done, click the Share button.
View Shared Resource
View your shared resource. A notification will display at the top of the page that indicates the resource has been successfully shared. Please note that it may take up to 30 minutes for your resource to process.
Resource Unavailable Message
If there was a problem sharing your resource, an error notification will appear on the page.