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Category: Teaching And Learning

  • How do I create a Post?

    In order to post, you must have a Commons account and be an Author on the site where you will be posting. You must be logged in to post. Log in to the Commons and go to site where you … Continue reading →

  • Building Accessible Sites and Groups

    The Commons, and the underlying WordPress framework that runs the platform, adheres to  W3C accessibility standards. The Commons team completes regular audits to ensure that  the platform is in line with the best practices laid out in W3C’s Web Content … Continue reading →

  • What is my CUNY email address?

    If you are a CUNY student and don’t know your email address, please find your college in the list below for resources that can help you figure out your CUNY email. Remember: your CUNYFirst login is not actually an email … Continue reading →

  • Password Protected Pages and Private Posts

    There are various strategies for managing your privacy on the Commons and different levels of privacy for sites and groups.  Sometimes you might only need to hide a single page, or make a certain post private. Directions for these more … Continue reading →

  • Managing Privacy on the Commons

    The CUNY Academic Commons can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, but some content is purposefully hidden from sight. The sections below show how members and groups can control privacy by using the granular adjustments available on the … Continue reading →

  • Privacy Settings for Groups and Sites

    Groups and sites have various privacy settings that determine who can view the group or site. Group Privacy Settings Group visibility is established when a group is launched, and can always be changed by visiting Manage > Settings in your … Continue reading →

  • User Roles for Students on Sites and Groups

    Typically students are added as Authors on sites and/or Members of groups. This gives students the ability to create blog posts or contribute to discussion but not the ability to change the site or group in any way. Site User … Continue reading →

  • Open Educational Resources on the Commons

    Open Educational Resources (OER) have taken off at CUNY and the Commons has developed the platform to support instructors’ teaching and use of OER. Groups and Sites on the Commons can be tagged as “OER” meaning that site or group … Continue reading →

  • Inviting Students to the Commons

    Anyone can view the public pages on the Commons. However, there are various privacy settings for Sites and Groups. If you choose a more private option, students will  need to register for the Commons. If you choose the most private … Continue reading →

  • Best Practices for Teaching on the Commons

    The Commons has been developed to support instructors teaching at CUNY. Many instructors use OER and employ open digital pedagogy strategies in their teaching. Common practices for teaching on the Commons include… Building in weekly deliverables Instructors who teach on … Continue reading →