CUNY Academic Commons is designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use(s) of technology in teaching and learning. It is a Wordpress installation, which is free, open source software. Faculty at CUNY can create an account on the Academic Commons in order to create a website.
CUNY Manifold serves as a free publishing platform for the CUNY community, where you can create projects to house either your own scholarship or custom classroom versions of texts and textbooks that are openly licensed or in the public domain. Group annotation of texts is a key feature.