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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Our annual report shows how the Commons continues to integrate into the life of the university by offering opportunities to every campus, faculty member, and student.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been a busy year on the Commons and our annual report highlights site stats and accomplishments.
We are excited to announce the release of two new plugins that can be used by the whole WordPress community: ScholarPress CoinS 2.0 and BP Multiple Forum Post. Built by Dan Jones, Assistant Developer, these tools are the first free-software work he has done since joining the Commons’ Development Team. Congratulations Dan! ScholarPress COinS 2.0 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We first introduced the Commons Events Calendar in May of 2015 with Commons 1.8 , and it has proved to be a powerful tool for getting the word out about upcoming conferences, seminars, and other CUNY-related events, especially for Commons groups. In our first iteration, we allowed any member of a group to enter an […]