Timeline & Accomplishments

Future Plans and Recent Achievements

We evaluate available technologies for potential implementation, seeking innovative ways to provide enhanced instructional tools that serve our community of scholars. 

If you are interested in a pilot project, or have suggestions for other technologies, please contact us help@collaborate.ucsb.edu.

2015 - 2016

Enterprise Box Online Storage: Over 5000 accounts, with over 80 TB storage used

Departmental Classroom Projects: 16 teaching spaces, 9 unique departments

Collaborate Funded Wireless Enhancements: 17 locations

GauchoSpace: Registered one million page visists in an average month with over 1300 course sites created each quarter

Faculty Resource Center:  Served approximately 300 instructors and faculty and hosted weekly GauchoSpace training sessions

Instructional Labs: Renovated 5 labs

Student Support Center and Software Workshops: Answered approximately 1500 help tickets per quarter and offered 16 workshops

Key Collaborate accomplishments during the first five years

2014 - 2015

Departmental Classroom Projects: 15 rooms, 10 unique departments

Collaborate Funded Wireless Locations: 16 locations

GauchoSpace: 3,533 GauchoSpace course sites were created (Fall: 1157; Winter: 1213; Spring: 1163)

Faculty Resource Center:  Newly-Remodeled, Fall 2014. Provides a centralized drop-in support for faculty, with a focus on instructional applications.

2013 - 2014

Departmental Classroom Projects: 22 rooms, 10 unique departments

Collaborate Funded Wireless Locations: 16 locations

Virtual Computing Lab (VCL): Completed Fall 2013.  Provides remote access to select academic software via GauchoSpace.

2012 - 2013

Departmental Classroom Projects: 22 rooms, 11 unique departments

Collaborate Funded Wireless Locations: 17 locations

General Assignment Classrooms Wireless Project: 2012 (29 locations)

Instructional Labs: 16 instructional labs and 3 open access labs became operational in support of computer-based teaching and learning.

PrintSpot: Summer 2012. Sustainable instructional printing services provided for enrolled students.  Printing costs subsidized by Collaborate funding.

2011 - 2012

Departmental Classroom Projects: 19 rooms, 15 unique departments

Collaborate Funded Wireless Locations: 20 locations

GauchoSpace: 1150 instructors and TAs received GauchSpace training

2010 - 2011

Departmental Classroom Projects: 30 rooms, 18 unique departments

Collaborate Funded Wireless Locations: 25 locations

Instructional Labs: Three new instructional labs available in the SSMS Buidling

Digitization: Supports the creation of instructional digital materials for use in classroom presentations and on GauchoSpace course sites for Letters & Science courses.

 

Winter 2010: The Instructional Technology Enhancement Initiative Course Materials Fee is approved

 

Other Special Projects

For other instructional technology needs, please consult with Collaborate staff to determine what solutions are available at UCSB. Special project requests can be considered and will be evaluated by Collaborate staff and the Letters & Science Deans based on costs, instructional impacts, and alignment with curriculum planning processes.