Remote Learning - Community Building Resources for Students:

Although the campus continues to teach, learn, and grow in a remote, online environment, we are striving to create a sense of community within this virtual space.  Below are some links to Community-Building Resources which have transitioned to a remote/online format for the time being:


DSP Student Modifications to Accommodation Processes:

Notetaking Request Process:

Please continue to fill out your notetaking requests as usual if you need a student notetaker.

For information on integrating existing notetaking software such as Sonocent and Otter with your Zoom sessions, please contact Adaptive Technology Specialist, Nate Streeper

Exam Accommodation Request Process:

Please continue to submit your instructor letters and proctor requests for online tests, quizzes and assessments. Faculty have the ability to modify time restrictions for Gauchospace tests. Please refer them to our website if they need detailed information on this process: Gauchospace Exam Modification Process

5 Tools to help with adapting to online learning:

  1. Google Drive (access to document creation, spreadsheets, slide presentation, etc)
  2. Quizlet (app for digital flashcards for studying)
  3. TimeTimer  (app to manage your focus & time on task)
  4. Zoom (connect with classmates & professors alike)
  5. Old fashioned Paper & Pencil (a low tech way to brainstorm & manage time)

CLAS Academic Skills Workshops

During Winter 2021, CLAS Academic Skills will offer sixteen different live and on-demand online study skills workshops which will engage students about their current academic habits while introducing them to new techniques for learning. Students can find on-demand workshops at, and they can reserve their spots in live sessions by going to and clicking “my workshops.”

In addition to the workshops, CLAS offers individual academic skills consultations in which students receive guidance to

  •     develop their study plans for specific courses, including plans to catch up if they have fallen behind;
  •     identify strengths and weaknesses in their study habits;
  •     get more out of lectures, readings, assignments, and problem sets;
  •     organize their time;
  •     strategize around issues of focus, motivation, confusion, and confidence.

Students can make an appointment for an individual consultation by going to, clicking "my appointments," and then clicking "academic skills."  All live workshops and all consultations are conducted on Zoom and students will receive links to their sessions upon registration through MyCLAS.




GroupMe Course-Related Resources

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Staying connected and supported through remote instruction can start via educational and social support available through course specific #groupme contacts and study sessions.  This is a community  initiated effort so please feel free to create a groupme for a course if it is not listed, or add one from your syllabus/TA/faculty if available.  For a growing list of UCSB Courses conducting GroupMe study sessions, visit this link-make sure to check the various tabs for courses based on subject: Fall Quarter GroupMe links