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Browse the Social Paper Hub

Social Paper a networked writing environment that enables you to compose, manage, archive, and share all of your writing within a single digital work space. Instead of scattering your writings across a variety of platforms, Social Paper provides a durable networked space where you can develop your writing with helpful feedback from the community. This common space benefits not only […]

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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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Events Calendar: What Can You Do With It?

The marquee feature of the new release of CUNY Academic Commons is the Events Calendar. There are lots of different ways that your group might choose to use this new tool. To get you thinking, we offer here some illustrative examples of how to leverage the Events Calendar.   Lectures and Meetings Many groups, such as […]

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Events Calendar for Groups

Our newest feature is the Events Calendar. As we told you in our previous post, you can create Events as an individual or as a group.  This week we will take a closer look at creating events in a group context.   Calendar Navigation Find the Events link on the navigation bar on the left […]

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Introducing Commons 1.8!

The Commons Development team has just released Commons 1.8! With a special focus on helping groups communicate, Commons 1.8 delivers some great improvements, including its marquee feature, the Events Calendar. We hope you enjoy all the new functionality, described in more detail below. Events Calendar One of the most requested features by members has been a site-wide […]

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