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Announcing Version 1.14: Improving the Commons for OER Teaching and Research

Welcome to Release 1.14 Our new 1.14 release offers an array of enhancements to the Commons that respond to recent usage patterns and expanding interest in the Commons as an open solution for CUNY’s teaching, research, and scholarship. Our 1.13 release made it easier to add users to sites and groups on the Commons by […]

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Announcing Commons In A Box OpenLab

The Commons In A Box team is delighted to announce the public release of Commons In A Box OpenLab, a free open-source software platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration.   Over the past two years, we have partnered with the OpenLab team at New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) to develop a […]

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Open Educational Technology Specialists

The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (GCTLC) and Digital Initiatives (GCDI) teams are hiring two full-time Open Educational Technology Specialists who will help move forward our shared commitment to supporting homegrown, open source tools for teaching, learning, research and scholarship, including the CUNY Academic Commons and Manifold Scholarship. These positions are made possible by funding provided as […]

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Teaching on The Commons

The Commons Team is constantly striving to make The CUNY Academic Commons a more robust platform for teaching. In the spring we released our new invitation system that makes it much easier to bring an entire class onto a to your course site. We have also published a guide, Commons Basics, for faculty new to the Commons. […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.13 !

The marquee feature of this spring’s release is our new invitation system. We have centralized the process of inviting colleagues or students to the Commons and to specific groups and sites. Invitations can be initiated from various places on the Commons: by hovering over your avatar in the top right corner and clicking on “Send […]

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The Commons Plugin Director

Confused about what our over 330 WordPress plugins do? Our new Commons Plugin Director can help.  It provides the plugin’s name, a description of what the plugin does, the version, the author, and the plugin site URL. All these fields can be accessed using keyword searches. For example, enter “slider” if you are looking for […]

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Making Group Discussions Easier

One of the great things about Groups on the Commons are the Forums which provide a space to share in-depth discussions about important topics. Better yet, new posts to the discussion generate email notifications, so that you can easily keep up with what people are saying. But what if you want to contribute to the […]

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