If you need access to a GauchoSpace course site but you are not officially enrolled in the course via GOLD, you can ask the course Instructor to allow you to enter the course site as a Course Crasher. The Course Crasher role allows students who are not enrolled through GOLD to access a course site, view materials, and participate in assignments and forums.
Instructors control the addition of students as Course Crashers into their course site. Therefore, you must contact the course Instructor for information on how to enter their site as a Course Crasher. Depending on the Instructor's preference, Course Crashers may be manually enrolled by the Instructor OR may enroll themselves with or without an enrollment key.
Note: Only UCSB students can be assigned the Course Crasher role. If you would like access to a course site but are not a registered student, then you can ask the course Instructor to add you to the course as a non-UCSB student.
If the course is not available for self-enrollment, please email the instructor directly to ask them to enroll you. If it is available for self enrollment you may search for the course from your GauchoSpace homepage and add yourself. In some cases you may need an enrollment key. Please verify with the instructor. Instructions on how to search for a course enroll yourself to a course with self-enrollment enabled are as follows:
1. Log into GauchoSpace. You will be in your Home Page. In the Navigation Menu (top) click "Courses", then select the current quarter.
2. You will be taken to a page where you can search for courses. You can either select the Department that the course is in and find the course in a list of courses or use the search menu. If you use the search menu, type in the course name as it appears on Gold then click "Go".
3. Select the course from your search results.
4. If there is no enrollment key required, you may simply click "Join this course". If an enrollment key is required, you will be prompted to enter the key in the text box, then you can click "Join this course site".