Scott Voth

Cornering in on the edTech stuff, with wikis and blogs...

Community Facilitator / Wiki Wrangler for the CUNY Academic Commons. Interests include libraries, history, digital humanities, and open source software. During the day, a software developer for a telecommunications firm, using Java, jQuery, and HTML5.

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Education

MLIS – Queens College – Library Science
MA – University of Buffalo – Literature and Writing
BA – High Honors in English – Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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  • Community Facilitator / Wiki WranglerCUNY Academic CommonsCUNY Graduate Center
recent posts
  • The marquee feature of Commons 1.8 is the Events Calendar, a site-wide plugin developed by the Common Dev Team that supports […]>>
    4 June 2015, 2:05 am
  • In addition to our new Events Calendar feature, Commons 1.8 has a few more fantastic updates to make your heart go […]
    26 May 2015, 7:41 pm
  • Now available on the Commons, the Meta Slider plugin is simple to use and lets you choose between four different “types” of sliders – Flex, Nivo, Coin, and Responsive.  Each type is responsive, and gracefully changes sizes for different types of devices, and offers various features for layering and transitions.  You can easily swap between the four types to find the one that suits you.
    If your theme does not include functionality for a slider, you previously had only three choices:

    Rotating Post Gallery – this is the plugin the Commons uses on its Home page.  It has many great features, but it has several drawbacks: it is not responsive, and it is a widget-only plugin – you need a widgetized area to […]>>>

    2 November 2014, 1:17 pm
  • Scribd bills itself as a “personal digital library” and provides both a premium monthly subscription plan (with access to over 400,000 books) and free access to user uploaded content. Many Commons members in the past have taken advantage of the free upload and storage Scribd offers, and have embedded content such as CVs, research, syllabi, or the first couple chapters of a book directly into their WordPress sites using the Simple I-paper plugin.
    Several months ago we began getting reports that the Simple I-Paper plugin wasn’t working anymore. Actually it turned out the plugin was working fine – Scribd had changed its interface.
    A workaround involved installing the JetPack plugin and using the embed codes Scribd now provides for WordPress, but some members were not willing to hook up this large set of plugins on their site or go through the hassle of opening up an account on WordPress.com which JetPack requires.
    Commons Dev Team Solution – New for Commons 1.7
    Dan Jones is a new member of the Dev Team, and one of his first projects was to create a Scribd WordPress shortcode that eliminates the need for JetPack. His new shortcode is not a plugin and you don’t need to install anything to use it – it is active on all Commons WordPress sites. But you’ll need two parameters: doc and key. These are readily found in the […]>>>>>
    16 October 2014, 10:54 pm
  • Our recent release of Commons 1.6 introduced a number of enhancements to Member Profile Pages that we hope will help […]>
    22 April 2014, 11:57 pm
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