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How do I share a course to Commons?

How do I share a course to Commons?

You can share your Canvas course to Commons and make it available to other instructors.

Resources should be complete before they are shared.  To modify an existing shared resource, learn how to update a resource previously shared 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.
  • Updating a previously shared course in Commons can replace constituent resources within the dependent course, resetting or replacing important settings, course design, and even resources like assignments. Please use caution when updating courses via Commons.
  • 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.
  • The file size limit for uploaded content is 500mb.