The Commons Annual Report for 2019-2020 is now available to download! Released roughly six months later than usual due to the disruption of the pandemic, the report highlights the importance of the Commons to so many who are adapting to the world of remote teaching and learning. We have added 4,600 members since June (a […]
The CUNY Academic Commons team is pleased to announce a series of updates focused on the use of the platform for open educational resources (OER) and academic conferences. This release is not the official software version milestone we usually hit each semester, as we’re continuing to adjust to the impact of the pandemic on our […]
Commons Community, We hope you join us on Monday, April 26th from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM for our first official installment in a series born out of our commitment to social justice and anti-racism work within our community. The Commons team is excited for this to be the first of many open virtual events […]
Today the CUNY Academic Commons team is excited to release a new version of the platform headlined by a new group cloning feature. Building on our summer launch of site cloning, admins can now duplicate any of their spaces on the Commons. Whether you’re a faculty member repeating a course and hoping to avoid having […]
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 […]
Our latest release revamps how Group members can share group resources with each other and introduces a powerful cloning tool for adapting existing Sites to new uses while preserving the original. Both are well-timed to enable more efficient group collaboration and Site expansion (building off of last year’s new creation portal) as COVID-19 necessitates new […]
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 CUNY Academic Commons remains open to serve CUNY faculty, students, and staff as our community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage new and existing users to explore how the Commons can help fulfill its central mission of connecting members of CUNY to each other. As a reminder, the Commons is a faculty-led, open-source […]
The Commons continues to see strong growth in members, sites, and groups. The three charts above attest to the vibrant community it continues to foster.
The Commons Timeline documents the site’s ten year evolution and shows how new functionality is driven by member needs.