Canvas (myCourses): Searching Canvas Commons


This article describes how to search Canvas Commons.


Task: This article describes how to search Canvas Commons


Canvas Commons 

Canvas Commons is a learning object repository (LOR) that allows faculty to search for resources, import resources to their course, and publicly share their teaching resources with other faculty.

A resource in Commons can be a course, module, quiz, assignment, discussion, page, document, video, image, or audio file. Resources can be filtered by type, grade level, and shared with, which will allow you to filter results by publicly shared resources, in your account, in a group, or in the consortium for your institution. 

Searching for Resources

  1. To open Canvas Commons, click the Commons icon in the Global Navigation menu. The first time you access Commons, you will be asked to authorize your account. 
  2. Type your search criteria into the search bar at the top of the screen. You can sort your results using the Sort By drop-down menu and the Filter button. 
  3. Preview the resource by clicking the resource title. 



After this article, users will be able to search Canvas Commons

Further reading:

For more information on searching the Commons, see How do I use Commons? 

For more information on previewing resources, see How do I preview resources in Commons?


Need additional help?


Please use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information.  Use the “Submit a Question” for your campus to enter an online support request.  



Article ID: 3207
Mon 12/14/20 10:58 AM
Tue 6/18/24 3:16 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)