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Commons LogoCanvas Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. Canvas Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course. Instructors can share and import modules, quizzes, pages, assignments, templates, and entire courses. Learning resources shared with Commons can be shared to your personal repository or to UAB as a whole. If shared to your personal repository, only you can access the content. Content cannot be shared outside of UAB Canvas Commons.

Note for users of screen readers: letters in parentheses in the instructions below refer to corresponding areas on example images. If you have any questions about these instructions, contact eLearning for assistance.

Canvas Commons is available on the Canvas Global Navigation page for those who can create course content. If you have a role in a Canvas Course as an instructor, TA, designer, or Canvas Administrator you will be able to access Canvas Commons from the Canvas Global Navigation Menu with the Canvas Commons (A) icon.

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Please follow the steps below if you need technical support after reviewing the information, guides, and FAQ's above.

    1. Check Status Page

      Canvas Status Page - Check to see if there any know issues before submitting a ticket.

    2. Contact Canvas Support

      Canvas Support is available 24/7 365 days a year. Each of the below support options are also available from the Help button on the far left global navigation menu when logged into Canvas.

      • Submit a Ticket - Click 'Help' then Submit a Canvas Support Ticket
      • Live Chat (Suggested for quickest response)
      • (833) 519-8477
    3. Ask eLearning

      Users who still need help after reviewing the resources on this page and contacting Canvas technical support can request support from UAB eLearning using the link below.

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