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GauchoSpace Course Management System

GauchoSpace is the preferred course management system supporting learning and teaching at UCSB.

GauchoSpace supports lectures, discussion sections and groups with the following tools:

  • Information delivery (files, website links, text and web pages)
  • Communication with section groups, TAs, and individual students (News Forum, PeachMail)
  • Mid-quarter feedback on instruction (Feedback tool)
  • Quizzes (Quiz tool)
  • Assignments (online assignment upload/s, online text)
  • Gradebook
  • Discussion (live Chat, threaded discussion topics using Forum tool)
  • Collaborative peer writing and editing (wiki, discussion forums)
  • Student opinion polls (Choice tool)

Need training or help with Gauchospace?

If you are a UCSB instructor that has never used GauchoSpace, you are required to complete an Orientation to GauchoSpace training session, either online or in person. (TAs please refer to GauchoSpace for TAs.) 
Register to take the online training here. Our Instructional Consultants conduct face-to-face orientation sessions by request only.  

For technical help:
  • go to the Collaborate Faculty Resource Center in Kerr Hall 1110 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)
  • submit an online Help Request
  • refer to the GauchoSpace FAQ.

Extension Instructors: please contact Kim DeBacco for training, (805) 893-4943 or kim.debacco@extension.ucsb.edu.  


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
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall


Laurel Shaddixoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915