Archive | News

css.php
Commons-Illustrations-02

New Year, New Commons!

Welcome to the 1.19 Release As the CUNY Academic Commons enters its 13th year, we’re thrilled to unveil a cornerstone for the years to come – a new homepage with a visual and functional overhaul that will eventually transform the entire platform. A quick visit to commons.cuny.gc.edu should give you an idea of what’s now […]

Continue Reading 2
Commons-Illustrations-01

New Features: OER Metadata and Editing Instructors

In addition to our homepage overhaul, today we’re also launching a few targeted improvements in how we catalog and display the fast-expanding number of courses on the Commons. As we increasingly open up education on the Commons, it is now possible to mark your Group and/or Site, including a course group or site, as one […]

Continue Reading 0
cc-licensed image "Close up of the amazingly colorful feathers of a Scarlet Macaw parrot" by David Clode on <a>Unsplash</a>

Introducing Block Widgets

There is a big change in the way widgets are handled with the release of WordPress 5.8. Previously, Commons members added widgets to “widget areas” (sidebars, footers, etc.) by going to Appearance>>Widgets or to Customize>>Widgets. There they found an array of widgets, some provided by WordPress, some provided by the theme, and some provided by […]

Continue Reading
Cracks Canyon in Utah

CUNY Academic Commons Annual Report 2019-2020

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 […]

Continue Reading
colorful abstract

Version 1.17 Released: Group Library and Site Cloning Features

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 […]

Continue Reading
I want your email t-shirt

Changes to Group Email Notifications

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 […]

Continue Reading
Need help with the Commons? Visit our
help page
Send us a message
Skip to toolbar