What is the Commons tool?

Commons tool a simple communication tool that allows students to have short conversations with their peers and their instructor. It may be used as an alternative to other communication tool options, such as Comments in Lessons, or Forums.

Note: Commons does not support grading or other more advanced Forums features, such as threading discussions, group permissions, availability dates, etc.

To access this tool, select the Commons link to the Tool Menu of your site.

Note: Commons is not one of the default tools in a site. See How do I course which tools will be available within my course site.