From the announcement:
The Commons In A Box team, based at The Graduate Center, CUNY (GC), has partnered with the OpenLab at New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) to create Commons In A Box OpenLab (CBOX OpenLab), a free software platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration.
Today’s public release of CBOX OpenLab is the culmination of a two-year project, Learning in the Public Square: An Open Platform for Humanities Education, funded in 2016 by a $324,502 Digital Humanities Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities.
Commons In A Box (CBOX) has been developed by the team behind the CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network for the 25-campus CUNY system. Built using the WordPress publishing platform, with BuddyPress for social networking, it is designed to simplify the process of creating commons spaces where members can discuss issues, collaborate, and share their work. Funded initially by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CBOX is being used by academic institutions, scholarly associations, and nonprofit organizations worldwide to foster community among their members.