BMCC’s OpenLab is an online platform where the College’s students, faculty and staff can come together to learn, work, play, share ideas and build community.

Open Source Software: The OpenLab at BMCC is powered by Commons In A Box OpenLab (CBOX OpenLab), free and open source software that allows anyone to launch a commons for open learning. CBOX OpenLab was created through a partnership between two initiatives based at the City University of New York (CUNY): the CUNY Academic CommonsCommons In A Box (CBOX) community-building software and City Tech’s OpenLab platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration. All have at their core the widely-used open source blogging, publishing, and social networking platforms WordPress and BuddyPress.

We’re proud to be part of an educational community committed to open source technologies.

Funding: The OpenLab is made possible in part from the Digital Pathways Project grant #p031C160132, funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Post-Secondary Education, Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program.

Membership: Spring 2019 is the first semester the OpenLab is available. While it is open to the public for viewing, initially membership and the ability to create content will be limited. As the platform matures it will eventually open to the entire BMCC community.

Need More Information? Visit the Contact Us page or Email us for more information about the OpenLab.