Welcome to Commons 1.6!
This spring’s release features HTML email notifications and some awesome enhancements to our Member Profile Pages. We’ve also made the site more mobile-friendly, and added a bunch usability tweaks for groups that you’ll love!
Coming to a Campus Near You?
Planning a conference? Host it on the Commons!
With free websites, domain mapping, and tools to facilitate publicity, planning and registration, you can create a hub to post agendas, discuss issues, aggregate tweets, live-stream presentations, share archives, and keep the conversation going.
5th Annual Accessibility Conference – April 25, 2014
The 5th Annual Accessibility Conference, intended to bring together CUNY professionals and other interested parties in the fields of higher education and disability services, will be held on April 25th, 2014 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
CUE Conference – May 2, 2014 @ LaGuardia CC
Register for the 10th annual CUE conference, taking place on May 2, 2014 at LaGuardia Community College. This conference will explore Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom with a keynote from Dr. George D. Kuh.
Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase 2014 – May 9, 2014
Join us for a very special opportunity to gather among peers and view some of the most effective classroom practices from across the three CUNY colleges in the Bronx, with a keynote by Dr. George Otte. RSVP here.
Welcome to WordPress 3.8!
The Commons just upgraded to WordPress 3.8 and the dashboard now has a beautiful new look and feel. Read about all the new features and check out the sleek and responsive Twenty Fourteen, new to our collection of almost 150 themes.
Save Time with Group Invitations
When you invite colleagues or grad students to join the Commons, your group, and (if you have one) your group’s blog, save time and do it in one process.
Creative Writing MFA News
The Creative Writing programs at Brooklyn, City, Hunter, and Queens have a group and blog on the Commons where MFA candidates share information. Check out this year's Turnstyle Reading Series and other upcoming campus readings.
Newsletters From Your WordPress Site
The MailPoet Newsletters plugin lets you pull content from WP posts and design unique newsletters using a variety of templates. Maintain lists of subscribers, and send email blasts directly from your site.
Addicted to Google Docs?
Open Educational Resources @CUNY
Frustrated by the high cost of academic materials? Check out the OER group and group blog and discover how CUNY librarians and teaching faculty are collaborating to create open resources for student learning.
Domain Mapping on the Commons
Do you or your organization have a domain of your own? Map it to a site on the Commons and take advantage of our free web hosting. You'll retain your familiar URL and be able to take advantage of all the features available on the Commons.
Short Link to Your Public Profile
Access and share your recently enhanced profile page using the new “Quick Links” feature. A short, easy-to-remember, and configurable URL (cuny.is/…) points to your public profile, and makes it easy to find interests, publications, research, and positions.
Managing Privacy on the Commons
The Commons has granular privacy settings for your profile, sites, groups and docs. Learn how to adjust them and find your comfort zone.
CUNY on Twitter
Welcome to Your New Profile!
Learn more about our sophisticated new system for user profiles, which allows members to create a primary, beautiful, easy-to-find space for their academic identity.
Six New Plugins Available
Your Group on the Commons
Make groups work for you! Find out what collaboration tools are available, learn how groups can be configured, and explore their many uses.
Designing a Site on the Commons?
Discover WordPress tips and tricks at the Commons Wiki page Tweaking Your Site and share your own ideas about how to make a good site great.
The CUNY Hybrid Initiative open access blog includes tools and materials from a host of CUNY Colleges and beyond to help faculty, instructional designers, and administrators teach and support the development of hybrid courses at CUNY.
Help Build The Commons
Why Should Faculty Blog?
Professor Anthony Picciano explains the relevance of blogging in his teaching and scholarship as an online faculty member at the Sloan ALN Conference. Explore the Commons Codex for more information about using the Commons as a blogging platform.
The CUNY Academic Commons is an academic social network created by and for CUNY – Take A Tour.