Canvas Commons allows you to find, import, and share learning resources with other educators. When you share material through Commons, you can choose to make it available to:
- Only yourself,
- All Canvas users at an institution, or
- Canvas users worldwide.
In Commons, you also can find templates to import into your own course. Templates are a quick way to get started building a course in Canvas and can provide a consistent learning experience for students if used in multiple courses across a program.
You can search for and import one of the following templates to help you get started:
- MU Quick Start Course Template
- UMKC Quick Start Course Template
- Keep Teaching at UMSL — Canvas Template for Pivoting to Online Instruction
Each of these templates includes common elements for an introductory module and a framework for additional content modules including sample discussion boards and assignments. Once imported to your course, you can edit the various items to suit the needs of your course.