If you need access to a GauchoSpace course site but you are not officially enrolled in the course via GOLD, you can try to access the course as a Course Crasher. The Course Crasher role allows students who are not enrolled via GOLD to access a course site, view materials, and participate in assignments and forums. Students on the Waitlist may also need to access course sites as a Crasher.
Instructors control whether students can access sites as Course Crashers, either through self-enrollment or as manual additions. In some cases, you may need to 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, if enabled, students may enroll themselves with or without an enrollment key.
You can see if a course on GauchoSpace is already available for Course Crashers by going to the Courses drop-down menu and selecting the current quarter, then navigating to the department and course, or by searching for the course from there.
Instructions on how to search for a course and enroll yourself to a course with self-enrollment enabled:
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".
Note: These instructions are intended for courses that have only 'Course Crasher' activated as an enrollment method. Courses that have both 'Course Crasher' and 'Guest Access' activated will have slightly different steps. Specifically, rather than being prompted with "Join this course site" in the Gauchospace course search, students will need to click on the course link to enter the site as a guest and then select "Join this course site" under the Administration block on the right.