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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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Group Forum Improvements

The backbone of the CUNY Academic commons is our Groups feature. Whether you use it as a graduate class platform, a research group, or a place to store and discuss department and committee concerns,  you know how useful it can be. (And if you’re at the starting point, please read our How to Create, Join and Maintain Groups page to begin.) […]

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RFP: CUNY Academic Commons Faculty Fellowships, Spring 2017

The CUNY Academic Commons (CAC), in collaboration with the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), requests applications for up to five CUNY Academic Commons Faculty Fellowships for the Spring 2017 semester. CAC Faculty Fellows will have the opportunity to teach a course using the CUNY Academic Commons during the Spring 2017 semester with dedicated […]

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The Commons Releases Two New Open Source Plugins

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 […]

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Sunset of the Wiki

Early in the life of the CUNY Academic Commons, an important space for collaborative writing and for the sharing of open content was our Wiki – powered by MediaWiki . In recent years, users have preferred newer areas of the Commons – Sites, Group Docs, Social Paper – for this kind of functionality. As a result, we have decided to remove […]

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HETS Commons Is Up And Running!

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 […]

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WP Tavern Recognizes Commons Registration Plugin

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 […]

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Browse the Social Paper Hub

Social Paper a networked writing environment that enables you to compose, manage, archive, and share all of your writing within a single digital work space. Instead of scattering your writings across a variety of platforms, Social Paper provides a durable networked space where you can develop your writing with helpful feedback from the community. This common space benefits not only […]

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