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.
The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (GCTLC) and GC Digital Initiatives (GCDI) are pleased to announce the hiring of two Open Educational Technologists who will support open pedagogical projects at the GC and throughout CUNY. Their work will primarily center on support for teaching with the CUNY Academic Commons, Manifold Scholarship, and Vocat, three […]
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 […]
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.
After moving from City Tech to Hunter College last year, I was tasked with migrating the web presence I had built for myself on City Tech’s OpenLab. Unfortunately, Hunter College does not currently have a web application quite like OpenLab, which allowed for the creation of portfolios for both students and instructors. Fortunately, however, the […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“DiRT receives grant for partnerships with Commons In A Box, DHCommons” DiRT – Digital Research Tools – May, 2014 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 […]
“Commons in a Box wins 2013 Award for Best Digital Humanities Tool or Suite of Tools“ Digital Humanities Awards – Highlighting Resources in Digital Humanities, 2013 We are proud to announce that Commons in a Box received the “Best Digital Humanities Tool or Suite of Tools” award from Digital Humanities Awards – Highlighting Resources in […]