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Need replacement lecture ideas?

The recent natural disasters and road closures have made it difficult for faculty to lead in-class lectures.  If you or your students need an alternative way of attending class, consider utilizing GauchoCast and Zoom to put yourself and your lecture materials in front of your students.  We provide step-by-step instructions and videos for making the most of these innovative teaching technologies.  

How to get set up with your classroom technology

New instructor?  New classroom?  Stop by Media Equipment in Kerr 1160 to set up a login and password for general assignment classroom computers; check out a lectern key; and arrange for an Instructional Development staff member to do a "meet and greet" orientation to the equipment and lighting controls in the classroom(s) in which you will be teaching.  

Check out our Resource Library

We have a collection of over 400 books and guides on a variety of instructional topics.  Stop by Kerr Hall 1130 to browse our selection and check out items of interest! 

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GauchoSpace Training

Collaborate now offers Online Training for GauchoSpace! For individual training with a GauchoSpace expert, call 805-893-2208 or drop in to the Faculty Resource Center at 1110 Kerr Hall M-F 10am-4pm.

EVENTS Winter 2018

Creating Engaging Slide Presentations


Date/time: Thursday, February 15, 11-12:30pm

Location: 6020 HSSB - McCune Conference Room

RSVP: http://apps.id.ucsb.edu/registration/faculty-workshop-reg/


We have all experienced enthralling slide-based presentations, and others that we find ourselves struggling to stay awake through. This workshop will explore ways to design engaging presentations that are enhanced by digital presentation software (e.g PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Google Slides, etc.), rather than using the software simply as a teleprompter. By learning best practices for planning the flow, style and visuals of your presentation, you will leave this session prepared to keep your audience captivated and to help them remember the key messages that you are communicating.


Please bring a print version of one of your slide presentations; you will have a chance to apply ideas from the workshop to your presentation, with help from the facilitators and other presenters.  Cookies and drinks will be provided by Instructional Development.





Facilitating Connections to the Campus Community: 

Students as Participant Researchers


**Co-sponsored by Instructional Development and the UCSB Library**


Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00pm in 6020 HSSB - McCune Conference Room

RSVP: http://apps.id.ucsb.edu/registration/faculty-workshop-reg/


This presentation focuses on innovative pedagogy that facilitates connections between first year college writers and their academic, social, and political communities by engaging with artifacts from campus archives and commemorative sites. Presenters will share a series of research and writing activities that invite students to see themselves as members of their community and as participants in its history and memory making. 


Melissa Barthelemy (Ph.D. candidate, Public History) will speak on how her research into commemorative practices relating to the May 2014 tragedy in Isla Vista models for students what participant research is and how they can better understand the process through which professors, archivists and librarians collaborate on research ventures.


Kathy Patterson (Lecturer, Writing Program) will speak to the ways in which this project has resulted in transfer and engagement that extends beyond the classroom to the choices students make about how they engage in their community as scholars and as participants who share in and contribute to its institutional (or collective) memory.


Cookies and drinks will be provided.



TA Development Program: Pedagogy Workshops

For UCSB Graduate Students interested in honing their teaching skills and attending to the nuances of TAing sections.  Includes tips and tricks for better instruction, discovering your teacher identity, CCUT preparation assistance, and workshops for international TAs.  RSVP here



Note: Materials and links for all our Brown Bags can be found in Instructional Development's Changing Instruction, Changing Times site in GauchoSpace.

1. Navigate to http://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/
2. Enter your UCSB NetID and password (same as used for e-grades).
3. If you are not already enrolled in the course, go to the Courses link and click on Project Sites.
4. Type in the search box: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.
5. Click the course title and then click Join this course site.
6. Scroll down to My Courses click on the "course" entitled the site Instructional Development: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.




consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
Aisha Wedlaw ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall
Breana Barakoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915