Fall 2021 Series: Open Platforms for Teaching & Learning at CUNY

The Teaching and Learning Center and Graduate Center Digital Initiatives are pleased to announce a three-part workshop to support faculty who would like to learn more about or are already teaching with CUNY Academic Commons and Manifold

The first workshop will introduce the CUNY Academic Commons and Manifold, two open teaching platforms available to everyone in the CUNY community. The first workshop will present the basics of each platform, and highlight course models. 

The second workshop in the series dives more deeply into each of the platforms. Faculty working on the CUNY Commons can begin developing their course or project. Faculty working on Manifold will learn how to create a project, add a text, supplementary resources, and create a reading group for use in the classroom. Both workshops will take place in a single zoom session, splitting time between platforms. 

The third and final workshop in the series provides participants with hands-on support and offers an opportunity to share plans and ideas for teaching with these open tools.

Workshops are open to anyone teaching at CUNY. Each session will be offered twice, on Wednesday and Thursday from October 13th through October 28th.  Interested faculty can attend all sessions or a single session as desired.More information can be found in the schedule below.

Click here to register. 

If you have any questions, please email lhurson@gc.cuny.edu.

Workshop Series Schedule 

Workshop 1 –  Introduction to the CUNY Academic Commons and Manifold

  • Wednesday, October 13, 11:00am-12:15pm 
  • Thursday, October 14, 2:00-3:15pm

Workshop 2a (Commons): Building & Customizing your Course on the Commons 

  • Wednesday, October 20, 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 2:00-3:15pm

Workshop 2b (Manifold) : Creating Texts for Teaching with Manifold 

  • Wednesday, October 20, 12:15-1:30pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 3:15-4:30pm

Workshop 3: Discussion & Support Session for teaching with the Commons & Manifold

  • Wednesday, October 27, 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Thursday, October 28, 2:00-3:15pm