Welcome to Fall 2017

Welcome back OpenCUNY Community! OpenCUNY has some exciting things on the docket for the upcoming academic year, and we’d like to take a moment to share some of them with you! In June we said farewell to recent graduate, Dr. Chrissy Nadler (though she will forever be a part of the OpenCUNY team) and hello …

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OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

Join us on May 11th for our Spring event titled, OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future  At this event, we will lead a lively discussion about OpenCUNY’s role in the dynamic digital ecology that has developed at CUNY in the last decade. When OpenCUNY began in 2008, it was the only WordPress installation serving …

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Scott Dexter: Intersections of CUNY History & Open Source Tech.

Since the beginning of the academic year the OpenCUNY community has been discussing the politics of being “Open” as we envision what OpenCUNY can be in the future.  In the Fall semester, on a grey day following the election, we kicked off that discussion with a wonderful talk by Dr. Scott Dexter, Professor of Computer …

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Five Student Sites on OpenCUNY (Spring 2017 Edition)

In this roudup of interesting sites on OpenCUNY we draw attention to discounts you can get from being a GC student, two students who are showing what you can do with a professional site and even draw attention to a GC program that’s going above and beyond their official GC site.

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11/9 Event: CUNY History & Open Source Tech

“Free” and “Open”: Intersections of CUNY History and Open Source Technology Free tuition. Open enrollment. Free and Open source software. On November 9th, OpenCUNY will welcome Dr. Scott Dexter (Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center) to discuss connections between the history of the Free Academy and the policy of open admissions at CUNY and the politics of …

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Welcome to Fall 2016!

OpenCUNY would like to welcome you to the Fall 2016 semester! We would also like to welcome Paul Hebert as our new Coordinator for Education and Support. This past year Maggie Galvan completed her PhD (Congrats, Maggie!) and has moved on to new and exciting opportunities. Over the summer, Paul transitioned into his role and …

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How to Organize Documents on Your Site

Step 1. Activate the WP Document Revisions plugin You can use the WP Document Revisions plugin to host and organize document files. I like to think of it as a Media Library for documents. As the plugin page notes, it can also be used as a tool for collaboration.

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Adding a Contact Form to your Site

There are two main options to have people contacting you through your OpenCUNY site. Both options are plugins: WP Jetpack and Contact Form 7. With either option, the end result is an email generated to you. (of course, you could always go with posting an email address instead of a form, and if you want …

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Plugins 101: Setting Up Jetpack

Jetpack is a plugin that activates various WordPress.com functionalities on a wordpress.org OpenCUNY site. We recommend Jetpack  because it adds features and functionalities such as social media integration, site statistics, contact forms, custom CSS, and more. To install Jetpack you will need to follow 2 steps. First, navigate to the “Plugins” area in your Dashboard using the black sidebar menu to the …

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DSC Job Announcement: OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education & Support

Dear OpenCUNY Participants, We are hiring a new OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education & Support. Applications are due by May 2 to ccsa@cunydsc.org. Read and download the full position notice below. If you have any questions about this position or about OpenCUNY, please email info@opencuny.org. Job Announcement from the Doctoral Students’ Council OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education …

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