Today the CUNY Academic Commons team is excited to release a new version of the platform headlined by a new group cloning feature. Building on our summer launch of site cloning, admins can now duplicate any of their spaces on the Commons. Whether you’re a faculty member repeating a course and hoping to avoid having […]
Dear CUNY Academic Commons Community, The CUNY Academic Commons team welcomes you back to the Fall 2020 semester. We do so with excitement about our work at CUNY, and with concern about the multiple crises we face, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the continuing effects of systematic racism in our country and our communities. As […]
Our latest release revamps how Group members can share group resources with each other and introduces a powerful cloning tool for adapting existing Sites to new uses while preserving the original. Both are well-timed to enable more efficient group collaboration and Site expansion (building off of last year’s new creation portal) as COVID-19 necessitates new […]
Commons 1.16.8, released on March 24, introduces a small but important change to group email notifications that makes it easier to see their subjects in your inbox, especially if you use a mobile device. Prior to this change, the group’s name would appear before the subject, making it hard to see what the notification was […]
The CUNY Academic Commons remains open to serve CUNY faculty, students, and staff as our community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage new and existing users to explore how the Commons can help fulfill its central mission of connecting members of CUNY to each other. As a reminder, the Commons is a faculty-led, open-source […]
The Commons Timeline documents the site’s ten year evolution and shows how new functionality is driven by member needs.
Gold and Waltzer return to The Thought Project podcast to celebrate and discuss the 10th anniversary of Commons, which achieved their goal to establish a generative platform that enhances the intellectual life of CUNY. Tune in to hear about their plans for the next 10 years. –Thought Project News – Episode 75
Teaching continues to drive substantial growth on the Commons, so we’re excited today to launch new features for searching and discovering the rapidly-increasing number of courses in our community. Our revamped Courses Directory now boasts a hero slideshow of rotating course highlights, a new filter bar for finding Courses based on a variety of configurable […]
Driven by intense interest across the CUNY system in using the Commons as a teaching platform, our 2018-2019 Annual Report shows how our site continues to provide a generative platform to showcase the intellectual life of the entire university.