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Embedding Library Content into Canvas: Canvas Commons & Ready To Go

Canvas Commons and Ready to go: easily import library resources and more right into Canvas classes

Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.

Meet Canvas Commons! Upcoming Commons Workshops at the Jerome Library

Do you have a Canvas role of Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Course Designer? Join us for an informational session about Canvas Commons, a new tool that will enable faculty to share learning resources with other users at BGSU and to import learning resources shared to Canvas Commons from hundreds of other institutions.

By Appointment
Contact Vera Lux (; 419-372-7897)


Accessing Canvas Commons

Access Canvas Commons on the global navigation menu inside Canvas.  You will be prompted to grant Commons access to your account--go ahead and authorize access.


Arrow pointing to Canvas Commons on the Canvas home screen

Download the Ready to Go Images

Departments and organizations affiliated with BGSU may use these logos for their Canvas Commons materials.  Logos may be modified to include/replace department/organization logos.



Introducing Canvas Commons

Library Modules in Canvas Commons

The following modules can all be located within Canvas Commons. Simply head to the Commons through MyBGSU (instructions to the left) and then search "BGSU" to return content created by BGSU faculty and academic support offices.