March 18, 2021

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The following is being sent on behalf of the Instructional Support Team

Dear Colleagues, 

As we head into Spring quarter, a few reminders from the IS Team:

Reminder: GauchoSpace end-of-quarter update
GauchoSpace will be unavailable on Wednesday March 24, 2021 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for end-of-quarter maintenance, following the grade submission deadline. More info can be found at the Roadmap and Recent Updates help page.

Core Router Migration Project Update 
On March 25, 2021, from 12:01-7:30 a.m., new software will be installed on all the new core routers to address software defects and improve service stability. This will affect the entire campus network at various times during the scheduled window, with each building experiencing up to three disruptions of up to five minutes. Additional post-migration cleanup activities will take place at this time as well.

Learning Outcomes in GauchoSpace
Following the update to GauchoSpace on March 24th all courses will have an “About this course” block added to them which will include course information including the type of course, department, units, GE subject area (if applicable), and a space for instructors to input the Learning Outcomes for the course. 

GauchoSpace Pre-Spring Quarter Workshops
In the lead up to Spring Quarter GauchoSpace will be offering a workshop on setting up assignments and quizzes (3/22 - 2pm) as well as a workshop on gradebook setup (3/25 - 2pm). Please RSVP here. For personalized assistance with your course please contact to schedule a consultation Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

Find out about your students’ learning and technology needs for Spring quarter
Consider using or adapting the Remote Learning Survey template in GauchoSpace to learn about your students and their technology access for Spring quarter.

Looking for course policies or other information to build your Spring quarter syllabus? See the Creating a Syllabus web page for examples of syllabus policies, a template, and a checklist. It also has information on learning outcomes, assessments, and how to align lecture and section

We’ll be back next week with more!

The Instructional Support Team