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 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 Timeline documents the site’s ten year evolution and shows how new functionality is driven by member needs.
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.
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 […]
The Commons Dev team recently implemented code changes to support Sutori, Padlet, and VoiceThread embeds on WordPress sites. Actively engaged with the pedagogical needs of the CUNY community, the Commons provides an open source infrastructure that integrates both proprietary and non-proprietary resources. Here is a list of custom file and content types which can be […]
Block Editing WordPress 5.0 was released in early December and features a modern, new editor called “Gutenberg” that replaces the “Classic” editor that has been around for years. Gutenberg is one of the biggest and most controversial changes in WordPress history, and the web is filled with articles, both pro and con. Gutenberg’s user experience […]
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 […]