eCommons, UCSC's Education Commons and Collaborative Learning Environment

eCommons is a collaborative learning environment (CLE) that consists of a suite of integrated web tools that can be used to support a class or project.  It is based on an open source application, Sakai CLE. eCommons allows faculty and staff to create websites for courses, projects and collaboration. Within those sites, they choose from the many tools that meet their needs for managing their activities and participants.

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Faculty Instructional Technology Center (FITC)

In Person & Phone Consulting

Phone: (831) 459-5506
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM
Location: 1330 McHenry Library, First FloorGet Help

Tips for Students

  •  If you don't see the course in your Quick Links try clicking on My Sites to show all sites in which you are a member. If you are just now adding classes, it can take 24 hours for the data to update from to eCommons. We run updates M-Sat in the early morning.
  • Concurrent students (registered through University Extension) need to have a CruzID to be added to any course site. As soon as you received enrollment approval from your instructor submit an ITRequest ticket to finish the course enrollment process. Include your course number, instructor name and contact information including your existing CruzID ( address if you had one previously.

Tips for Instructors

System Maintenance

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  • Weekly Maintenance Window (for scheduled system maintenance): Thursday 10pm-Midnight
  • Standard System Restart Schedule: Sunday 4am-5am
  • Vendor Urgent System Outages: 2 hour notice to users

Scheduled maintenance and outages can be accessed on the ITS Maintenance Calendar

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