What is Commons?

About This Content

This content is intended for UCF faculty members. Remember, you can always contact Webcourses@UCF Support for additional assistance.

Commons for Sharing Course Content Outside of Your Course

Commons is an optional learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into an online course. You are not required to use Commons content in your online course or share your own original content. However, this is one way to share content between classes in your department or program.

Note: There is currently no review process for content shared in Commons, so review any content you import carefully for quality. You can also Remove Your Content from Commons at any time.

What can I do with Commons?

  • Create a personal learning object repository.
  • Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other users.
  • Create a name for yourself and your institution as a subject matter expert.

Find Resources in Commons

You can find resources by searching for a specific keyword, author, institution, or title.

Import to Webcourses@UCF

Import a resource into a course. Once the import is complete, you can start using and customizing your resource.

Learn how to view resources you’ve imported from Commons.

Share to Commons

Share resources you create with other users, colleagues and groups at your institution, or only with you (personal repository).

Learn how to view resources you’ve shared to Commons.

Update Resources

If you modify a resource (learning activity) that was previously shared to Commons, you can reshare the modified resource to Commons and the existing resource in Commons will be updated.

Learn how to update resources previously shared to Commons.