Answered By: Hayley Bommarito
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019     Views: 11

Canvas Commons is repository that allows sharing and reuse of educational resources. You can link to Canvas Commons content in your courses or publish your own content to Canvas Commons to share with others. 

Import content from Canvas Commons into an existing course.

Log into Canvas. Click on the Canvas Commons link on the bottom left of side of the navigation.

(Anywhere in Canvas you see the Canvas Commons logo canvas commons logo will get you to Canvas Commons home page) 

find canvas commons on the bottom left of the navigation

Search Canvas Commons and select content to import into your course.

search commons


Use filters to narrow results down 

use filters to narrow results


Filters include content type, education level, or internally shared vs. shared w/ entire commons. 


Filter by content type, etc.



Select your desired content to view details. On the right side, select which course to import it to and click on “Import into Course”


canvas commons item details

Select your course and import. 

select course and import

It may take a few minutes for content to populate into you course, but once complete, you are free to use the content in your course. Be sure to take note of any licensing restrictions noted in the details, and be sure to including proper attribution when appropriate.  

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