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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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CUNY Academic Commons OER Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The CUNY Academic Commons (CAC), in collaboration with the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and the Graduate Center Library, seeks applications for up to ten CUNY Academic Commons Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Teaching Fellowships for the Spring 2018 semester. Full-time, adjunct, and Graduate Teaching Fellow faculty who will be teaching at a […]

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Announcing Version 1.11

We are pleased to announce the new release of CUNY Academic Commons featuring our new Help Center and some slick new options for participating in discussions with your Group. Help Center The Help Center offers a single, simple-to-navigate page for finding solutions to technical challenges on the Commons. In addition to answers to FAQ’s,  you […]

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Spring 2017 CAC Faculty Fellows

The CUNY Academic Commons is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 CAC Faculty Fellows. Selected from more than two dozen applicants, this group of faculty will teach undergraduate courses on the Commons during the upcoming semester with dedicated support, and will share reflections on the process with the team that will be used to make […]

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Social Paper Improvements

Already using Social Paper, a great tool for modern academic writing? We have made some changes for the better as part of our 1.10 release of the Commons. We’ve improved the group paper directories. The number of Social Papers that linked to a group is now visible: If there are no papers linked, that is […]

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