Promoting Collaboration on the Commons

Many people who join the CUNY Academic Commons do so because they would like to collaborate with others across the CUNY system. The impetuses behind these collaborations range from shared academic interests to university-wide committee work to networking pages for innovative programs to intellectual explorations to just plain fun. And these kinds of collaborative efforts […]

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The Future of the Digital University is Right Here!

We were honored and excited to learn that Dan Cohen, whose titles include Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, Director of the Center for History and New Media, and Emcee of the esteemed Digital Campus Podcast, gave the CUNY Academic Commons a shout-out during a recent presentation […]

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New Feature: Email Notifications of Forum Posts

We’re delighted to announce a powerful new feature of the Academic Commons that should transform its use: members of the site will now receive email notifications when new posts are made to group discussion forums. This seems like a relatively basic function, but it was something that was missing in the native version of our […]

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A New Bug-Tracking System

When the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology first unveiled the Commons back in March of 2009, one particular page on our wiki saw more activity than almost any other part of the site: the Bug-Reports page. While we weren’t happy to hear that people had problems with the site, we held fast to the belief […]

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Changes to Forum Posting Interface for Groups

This is a quick post to let members of the community know that the Development team will be working on the interface for groups over the next few days. Up until now, members of groups could post to their group forums directly through the group homepage. While this was convenient, it didn’t work very well, […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Commons Update

I hope you’ll forgive the tortured title of this post, but with Twelfth Night earning rave reviews in Central Park, I’ve got Shakespeare on the brain. Not that I’ve seen the current production — the lines are far too long for me to get in, as Joe Ugoretz can attest. (For those who fit the […]

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CUNY Academic Commons: Off and Running

The Academic Commons is still in its gestation phase — we haven’t announced it publicly, and we’ve only invited the 40-odd members of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology to join (in fact, we’ve asked several interested parties to wait before participating) — but we’re already seeing the power of the website to make connections […]

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New Blogs, New Wiki Resources

We’re still in an Alpha version of the Academic Commons, but we’ve already received some wonderful contributions to the site. Here are some of the activities we’ve noted: On the Blogs The Bleeding Edge by Bruce Naples — check out “Online Safety Tips for Facebook Fogeys,” which provides some important guidance to newbie Facebook users. […]

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