View the Commons presentation from the SUNY Technology Conference that took place in June: SLC Beyond the Pilot
Thursday, May 23, 8:30-9 a.m. (Room: Donovan G152)
The SUNY Learning Commons (SLC) is an online portal for virtual communication and collaboration of SUNY faculty and staff throughout the system. SLC’s vision is to provide access to the SUNY community for scholarly and instructional resources, as well as a wide range of learning opportunities. It allows us to leverage campus-based innovative teaching and learning practices by promoting and sustaining SUNY groups with common interests across curricula and support services, called “Communities of Practice.”Join the SUNY Learning Commons (SLC) Project Team as they provide an update of the SLC Pilot, its growth and development. Learn about how groups are using the commons and how the Project Team has incorporated user feedback into the next phase of development. The team will discuss functionality, system upgrades, and its transition to the new cBox environment. Plans for a large-scale full-implementation will be discussed.
Join members of the SUNY Learning Commons (SLC) Project Team to find out how the Commons is being used to build Communities of Practice throughout SUNY. Learn what is available to new communities and how to join in this virtual collaboration space. Presenters will demonstrate the Commons functionality and showcase how SUNY Groups are using the commons, and share some lessons learned that could be helpful to new groups and users. SLC Policy development and user guides will be highlighted.
SUNY Learning Commons update webinars took place on March 18 and March 27.
Attendees learned about the latest and most significant upgrade to the SUNY Learning Commons.
The sessions were recorded; click on the following link to access the recordings:
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Thank you for your interest!
The SUNY Learning Commons is being upgraded to provide added functionality and enhanced features to the Commons.
To perform the upgrade, the Commons will be down Monday, March 4-Monday, March 11, 2013.
A Guide to Interface Changes will be shared and webinars are scheduled March 18 from 10-11 a.m. and March 27 from 1-2 p.m. to review the new interface features. Webinar information will be shared separately.
Thank you for your support of the Commons and for your patience during the upgrade.
January 23, 2013
Dear Commons Users,
We are excited to share some important news regarding the SUNY Learning Commons, including a system upgrade and creation of a Commons Implementation Advisory Group.
Our team installed and has been testing CBox (CUNY in a Box), an upgrade to the existing Commons interface. Based on added functionality and enhanced features, we are performing a system upgrade in early March 2013.
Prior to this:
To perform the upgrade, we anticipate the Commons to be down for about one week and will provide ample notice about this.
We know that usability is going to be a factor of success in the implementation of the Commons and there will be an opportunity for user perspective to drive some of the decisions we will have to make as we expand the implementation of the Commons to the broader SUNY Community.
A Commons Implementation Advisory Group is being established to provide that user perspective and we hope some of you, as current Commons users, will volunteer to join this group. The anticipated time commitment for participation in the group is 10- 20 hours over the next few months via 2-3 synchronous meetings. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kim Scalzo at by February 4.
Thank you for your support of the Commons!
The SUNY Learning Commons Project Team
Community Team: Lisa Raposo, Kim Scalzo
Development Team: Doug Cohen, Amelia Manders, Victoria Ossenfort
Project Manager: Kathleen Gundrum
The SUNY Learning Commons Planning Group wants to hear from Commons users to help us plan for the next phase. If you have not taken the survey yet, please go to survey. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete and will remain open through November 30. We greatly appreciate your involvement; it is a key component in the future development of the Commons.