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GauchoSpace Training: Schedule of Workshops

Orientation and Training for GauchoSpace
GauchoSpace Advanced Tools 
GauchSpace for TAs

Orientation to GauchoSpace Training Sessions

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. Register to take the online training here. Face-to-face training sessions are offered at the beginning and end of each quarter. The most current schedule is:

Wed, 2017/03/15, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM, Seminar Room (Phelps 1514)
Tue, 2017/03/28, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Digital Editing Lab (Kerr Hall 1126)
Mon, 2017/04/03, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM, Digital Editing Lab (Kerr Hall 1126)
Click Here To Register for a Face-to-Face Workshop

Instructors are encouraged to drop in to the GauchoSpace Faculty Resource Center in Kerr 1110 for any technical questions: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. 

Instructors may choose to delegate some of the management of a GauchoSpace site to a Teaching Assistant. Please see GauchoSpace for TAs for details.

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


Configure your gradebook to display students’ on- and off-line assignment scores,
learn how to upload grades from Excel or ParScore, and configure the gradebook
to calculate the course total correctly. E-mail Lisa Berry with requests and questions about your gradebook.

Interactive Tools: Online Discussions, Blogging and Live Chat

E-mail George Michaels with requests and questions about using discussion forums, blogs, wikis and/or live chat for online office hours.

Glossary Tool

Great for terminology, FAQs, definitions - and student discussions about definitions! E-mail George Michaels with requests and questions about the Glossary Tool.

Survey/Feedback Tool

Ideal for ongoing and mid-quarter feedback, the  feedback tool is a great way to get a "temperature reading" on your class:  what's working well, what's helping students learn, what's still "muddy".  Topics: How to set up an online feedback survey; anonymity, and making responses hidden or visible to all. E-mail: Lisa Berry or George Michaels with requests and questions about your the survey tool.

Self-grading Homework & Quizzes

Create customized homework assignments that provide instant feedback to you and your students, while decreasing TA hours needed for grading. Please e-mail Lisa Berry with requests and questions about assignments and quizzes.

Lesson Builder

Learn to use the online lesson builder to develop branching, self-paced online lessons.
Email George Michaels with requests and questions about the lesson builder.

Peer Editing

Learn to use the online interface to guide students through a structured peer-editing process. Please e-mail Lisa Berry with requests and questions.


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