Five Student Sites on OpenCUNY (Spring 2017 Edition)

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info 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 …

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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

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info 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 …

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Adding a Contact Form to your Site

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info 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 …

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Plugins 101: Setting Up Jetpack

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info 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 …

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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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Reportback & Resources from Preparing for the Job Search: Building Your Website

On Thursday, March 10th OpenCUNY hosted an event, Preparing for the Job Search: Building Your Website, focusing on the basics of how to create an academic website with a bio and CV. The event was divided into three parts. First, Jennifer Furlong from the GC’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development walked us through the …

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Professional Website Basics: Posting Your Academic Bio & CV

–Post originally created by Margaret Galavan for OpenCUNY.info This post will guide you through the basics of publishing your academic bio and CV on your own OpenCUNY site. In this tutorial, you will also learn how to activate and use plugins, format a custom menu, and change your basic website settings. At the end, you’ll …

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OpenCUNY Spring 2016 Welcome; Get Your Program or Organization Connected!

In our welcome to Spring 2016, we’d like to introduce you to some initiatives for this coming spring, as well as remind you of existing support. Academic website-building workshop on Thurs., 3/10, 6-7:30pm. We will be hosting an event in collaboration with Jenny Furlong of The Graduate Center’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development about …

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