Canvas Commons & CETL Templates

The Canvas OER

Canvas Commons is the Canvas home-grown share and share alike, Open Educational Resource (OER). That means the materials in Commons are available for anyone to use, edit, remix, repurpose, etc. They are great places to find ideas, get resources, and to quickly find ways to build out your course. As a bit of a buyer beware, remember these items are free and any University, College, K-12 school, or company that uses Canvas as an educational LMS can share their content here for anyone to use. 

For more of an overview of the Canvas Commons, try these guides:

What is Canvas Commons?

How do I use Commons? 

CETL Templates in Commons

In our effort help you build faster, best-practice informed content in Canvas, the CETL team has made a series of templates for you to use. 

To see a list of what we've made, explore our Commons Template Descriptions & Summary document.

For an overview of how to access commons and bring over our templates, watch our short video.

Video: Using Commons (6:01)