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HETS Commons Is Up And Running!

Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) has added a social layer to its site based on the CUNY Academic Commons model. The purpose of HETS Commons is to provide a social-networking platform that seeks to establish and provide a space for collaboration and exchange of ideas, knowledge, and best practices among all HETS member institutions. HETS appreciates […]

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WP Tavern Recognizes Commons Registration Plugin

Sarah Gooding, writing for WP Tavern, one of the largest WordPress news blog, praised our BP Restrict Signup by Email Domain plugin: “The plugin was created by BuddyPress contributing developer Ray Hoh for the CUNY Academic Commons. It’s part of a suite of plugins recommended by the Commons In A Box (CBOX) free software project. The university […]

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Welcome to WordPress 4.4!

Hello Commons WordPress Users – WordPress 4.4 is now active on the Commons! It offers a bunch of new features, including the new Twenty-Sixteen theme and some revolutionary under the hood functionality for developers. Commons members should be aware of two other great improvements: You can embed an excerpt from another WordPress site by simply […]

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Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness

“Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness” Scholarly and Research Communication, Vol 6, No 4 (2015) – Erin Glass Glass’ article in Scholarly and Research Communications lays out the initial concepts and goals that later framed Social Paper, the marquee feature of Commons 1.9. Of first importance to SP is the facilitation of student “ownership” of the ongoing […]

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Christian Wach to Present at CiviCon

Christian Wach, a member of the Commons Development Team, will present at CiviCon on October 8th.  If you happen to be in London, check him out at the CIVICON Conference, which runs the whole weekend. Christian will discuss a suite of CiviCRM plugins he has developed, in conjunction with the CUNY Academic Commons, and show […]

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Commons Team Develops New Digital Research Tools Plugin

The CUNY Academic Commons collaborated on an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant  to make  Berkeley’s Drupal-based Digital Research Tool repository (DiRT) accessible to other WordPress sites via custom-built APIs. The Commons was the pilot site for this project, and members can now tap into DiRT without leaving the Commons.  Follow this link for more information […]

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Ways to Use the Commons

Members can use the CUNY Academic Commons to establish their online presence. We provide an assortment of widgets to help design attractive CVs to list academic interests, publications, positions, and educational background. With our free web hosting, members can create as many WordPress Web sites as they want.  We support domain mapping and non-standard customizations for […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.7

Commons 1.7 is out!  This is a major feature release of the Commons and includes a number of new improvements and some important, behind the scenes upgrades, as well as the release’s marquee feature, “My Commons.” My Commons – Your New Personal Homepage When you are on the Commons “Home” tab and log on, you […]

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