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 […]
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 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
As the CUNY Academic Commons grows faster than ever, and is used by an increasing number of community members for a diverse range of projects, our latest release makes it easier to set up new spaces for collaboration and sharing. Today we are introducing a Creation Portal that will be a one-stop launch point for […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]