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. [LOGIN] 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.

Preview - eCommons Upgrade W2016

Click here to learn about the many new features and tools that will be available in eCommons for Winter 2016. If you are an instructor and would like to test the upgrade please send an email to

Tips for Students

  • If you don't see your course in the 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 Monday-Saturday 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

Rosters Available for Fall Course Creation see our How to create a site tutorial.

Quick Links

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