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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 […]

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Version 1.16 Released: Revamped Courses Directory

Teaching continues to drive substantial growth on the Commons, so we’re excited today to launch new features for searching and discovering the rapidly-increasing number of courses in our community. Our revamped Courses Directory now boasts a hero slideshow of rotating course highlights, a new filter bar for finding Courses based on a variety of configurable […]

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Announcing Commons In A Box OpenLab

The Commons In A Box team is delighted to announce the public release of Commons In A Box OpenLab, a free open-source software platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration.   Over the past two years, we have partnered with the OpenLab team at New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) to develop a […]

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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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Commons 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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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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