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


Resources in a course should be completed before they are shared to Commons.  To share a course to Commons, please follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the course you wish to share to Commons.
  • In the Global Navigation, select Settings.
  • In the sidebar on the right, click on the 'Share to Commons' link.
  • A course shared through Commons retains the published/unpublished status of when it was originally shared.  If you share a published course, when others import that course, it will be published.
  • Choose a Sharing Option. (this can be shared directly to a specific group)
  • Choose Content License.
  • Add Metadata (Title/Description/Tags/Image)
  • Add Grade level of course.
  • Select the Share button to complete the upload to Commons.


It may take up to 30 minutes to process a resourced.  The preview of your course in Commons will not be available while the resource is processing.