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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 side of you […]

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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 events calendar. […]

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Welcome to “My Commons” – Your Personal Homepage!

Commons 1.7, our first major release of the Commons since April, includes a number of new improvements and some important, behind the scenes upgrades, as well as the release’s central feature, “My Commons.”
My Commons
“My Commons” is a new personal homepage that highlights the network of friends, groups, and the sites you develop on the Commons and is our biggest functionality […]

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WordCamp NYC Keynote by Commons Lead Developer Boone Gorges

To kick off WordCamp NYC this year, CUNY Academic Commons lead developer Boone Gorges  gave the keynote “Free Software, Free Labor, and the Freelancer: The Economics of Contributing.”  We will post a video of his presentation when it is available.  In the meantime, here is a taste of what he had to say:
Free software patronage […]

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CUNY Academic Commons 2014 Annual Report

The CUNY Academic Commons 2014 Annual Report is now available for download!  We hope you’ll read it in detail.
Widely used “as shared space for individuals, campus committees, and academic departments,” the Commons continues to evolve, and we are proud of the growing collection of open source tools that we have developed to help foster collaboration […]

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DiRT, Commons in a Box, and DHCommons Receive Mellon Foundation Grant

The University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York are pleased to announce that the Mellon Foundation has generously provided a $150,000 grant to fund a partnership between the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory, Commons In A Box, and the DHCommons project directory that will develop APIs to link these initiatives, providing […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.6!

The Commons Development team has just released Commons 1.6!  This release features a number of great improvements to the site, including something everyone will love – HTML email notifications.  We have also souped up the Commons member profile pages with widget improvements (including a new Twitter Widget), and fixed a design issue that makes it […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.5!

We are pleased to announce CUNY Academic Commons, version 1.5! While this is our first major release in more than a year, to say that the Commons 1.5 milestone has been over four years in the making is certainly not an understatement*.
Though the 1.5 release includes over twenty new features, below are some highlights.
The marquee […]

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CUNY Academic Commons Launches Commons In A Box (Press Release)

New York, NY — November 19, 2012 2:00 PM EST
Contact Information:
Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, CUNY Academic Commons
The CUNY Academic Commons, an initiative of the City University of New York, is proud to release:
Commons In A Box – A free, open-source platform for community connection, […]

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Commons 1.4 — Reply By Email!

The marquee feature of Commons 1.4 is the awesome BuddyPress functionality developed by the Commons Dev Team that lets members respond to email notifications directly from their inboxes.
If you wanted to respond to a discussion forum post before Commons 1.4, you’d need to click on the hyperlink in an email notification, log into the Commons, […]

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