We help people at CUNY connect, learn, teach, and more. What will you create?

The Academic Commons is an open platform created by and for CUNY faculty, staff, and students.

What can you do here?

  • Create a Group

    Groups are public or private community spaces featuring a discussion forum, shared files, and an email listserv. They’re ideal for class or other collaborations.

    View Group Examples
  • Create a Site

    Sites are flexible websites with several privacy options. Collect student writing, build a portfolio, showcase an event—give any project an online home.

    View Site Examples
  • Create a Connected Group + Site

    Connecting a Group and a Site creates a public presence for your initiative or class alongside a private collaborative space and discussion.

    Full Documentation

Create a Public CV and level up your online profile

The Building Blocks of the Commons

In Numbers

Active Groups

The most recently active Groups across all Groups.


Our members include students, faculty and staff. Check out our most recently active below, and register here to join the Commons.

All Members on the Commons