Welcome to the Empire State College Commons blogging system! Here faculty, staff and students can create, manage, and experiment within the WordPress platform.

Any news relating to the Commons system will appear below this welcome post. This will include announcements about system updates, scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, and new training material announcements. All these posts will be searchable in the sidebar and categorized.

Before you begin working in the Commons, take a moment to read about the goal of the Commons on the About tab, linked to in the navigation bar above and the sidebar. Then, take a look around our Commons Learning Center, which provides FAQs and guides to help you work in the Commons successfully.

If you have questions about how to accomplish something in the Commons, check the Commons Learning Center. If it’s not there or you find something is broken, submit an incident ticket at www.esc.edu/service-desk.

Good luck!

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Deactivating Commons Sites

11/3/15 ITS will be deactivating Commons sites that have not been updated in the past six months, in accordance with the Commons and Individual Web Spaces policy. If your site is deactivated and it should remain live, please submit an incident to the Service Desk at www.esc.edu/service-desk and provide your name, email address, site url, and the reason your site should remain active. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Public Sites Listing

If you’ve noticed, our public sites listing is no longer available in the navigation bar. We are currently working to fix how the coding is rendering. We will keep you updated on the progress.

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Ending Site Migration

Since the Commons transition in June 2014, we have been migrating sites by request from our development instance, which houses the previous version of the Commons. On January 31, 2015, these migrations will no longer be performed and the instance will be removed. If you have any questions or you still need a site migrated to the current Commons from the previous instance, please contact the Service Desk at www.esc.edu/service-desk.

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