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  • Manual Commons Guide
  • Updated on: Jul 17, 2020

    How do I manage Consortiums in Commons?

    As an admin, you can manage (create, edit, and delete) consortiums for your account. A consortium is a collective of several institutions, which is different than a Commons group.

    You can also accept or decline invitations to consortiums and leave consortiums you have joined.

    Manual Commons Guide
  • As an admin, you can manage (create, edit, and delete) groups for your account. A group is a subset within an institution, which is different than a consortium.

    As part of managing groups, you can add group managers. Group managers can change the group's name, add or remove group members, make other members group managers, and edit or delete resources shared to the group.

    Manual Commons Guide
  • Manual Commons Guide
  • As an admin, you can manage (search, view, edit, remove) your account's shared resources.

    Manual Commons Guide
  • Updated on: Jun 19, 2020

    How do I bulk upload files to a course?

    If you have a lot of files to add to your course, you can bulk upload them.

    Notes:

    • You can also bulk upload files by dragging and dropping the files into Canvas from your computer. However, sometimes too many files can cause problems. If you have more than 50 files, try zipping the files and uploading the ZIP file into your course.
    • If you are using Usage Rights, you must set the file usage rights before the files can be published.
  • You can use Microsoft Office 365 to create a collaboration with a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file. You can select¬†individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.

    Notes:

    • If you cannot create a Microsoft collaboration, this feature has not been enabled for the course.
    • Once you invite a user to a collaboration, the collaboration is available to the user in the user's Microsoft OneDrive. Uninviting the user or deleting the collaboration does not remove access to the collaboration once a user has been added.
  • You can use Microsoft Office 365 to create a collaboration with a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file. You can select¬†individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.

    Notes:

    • If you cannot create a Microsoft collaboration, this feature has not been enabled for the course.
    • Once you invite a user to a collaboration, the collaboration is available to the user in the user's Microsoft OneDrive. Uninviting the user or deleting the collaboration does not remove access to the collaboration once a user has been added.
  • Admins using Windows can use PowerShell to import data to Canvas and set up an automated data integration between Canvas and your SIS. PowerShell is typically installed natively on the Windows operating system.

    Note: If you already have PowerShell installed with a version older than 3.0, remove the old version before installing PowerShell 3.0.