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welcome to instructional development

Instructional Development is a service organization supporting the instructional mission of the campus. Its activities directly address the major goal in the campus' formal Academic Planning Statement, "Ensure Excellence in Both Undergraduate and Graduate Instruction". The mission of Instructional Development is to foster a climate for excellence in instruction, which parallels the climate for excellence in research, within the context of a world class institution of higher education. The mission is addressed by following a model which has evolved over the past two decades. The organizational structure and functioning of Instructional Development reflects the model. The organization has a substantial impact on the quality of instruction offered at UCSB. It is able to address comprehensively and effectively the needs of a faculty which teaches a tremendous range of subject matter, using a wide range of teaching philosophies, methods, styles, and technologies. The key elements required to address effectively this diversity of faculty needs include: instructional consulting and evaluation; technical media production support; and technical media display support. All are provided by Instructional Development.

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The schedule of GauchoSpace Winter/Spring Workshops is available now. Click HERE, to see the schedule.

UCSB Access to Lynda.com.

As a UCSB employee, you can access your UCSB account at Lynda.com from on or off campus. Just point your browser to https://it.ucsb.edu/services/lynda and click the "Continue" link in the Log in Here box: you'll be taken to the UCSB Identity Passport screen where you can sign in with your UCSBNetID and password.

Once you're logged in, check out courses by subject or by software brand, or simply search for a topic that interests you. Clicking on a course title shows you the complete table of contents, and gives you direct access to all the corresponding videos. Where applicable, downloadable exercise files are included so you can try out new skills as you follow along with the tutorials.