How do I access course materials in GauchoSpace?

If you are enrolled in a course that uses GauchoSpace, one business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an e-mail with the directions below to create your UCSBNetID and password through Identity Manager. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

DO NOT try to create your UCSBNetID and/or access GauchoSpace until you receive that e-mail. The information below is for your reference only.

In order to use services like:

  • Gauchospace - our online course system
  • Campus Wi-Fi (via Eduroam or UCSB Wireless Web)
  • Off-campus library access
  • All other UCSB online services

you need to first set up a UCSBNetID and password. Please do this by following the steps below:

STEP 1: Create your UCSBNetID and password. 

NOTE: If you already have a UCSBNetID and password, please do not create another one. You may proceed to STEP 2 if you are a returning student.

Go to
Click on the Professional and Continuing Education button

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Your UCSB Professional and Continuing Education ID can be found on our site in your Student profile.

Please fill out your information as follows:

Your last name:

Example: Smith

Your date of birth should be in this format:
Example: 1/1/2001

Your UCSB PaCE Student ID:
Example: X282263

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Here is a video that may be helpful: 

Please complete this process as soon as possible. After STEP 1 is completed, please be aware that it might take up to 2 business days to add you to Gauchospace, our online course system.

STEP 2: Login to Gauchospace

Login to Gauchospace using your UCSBNetID and Password (created in STEP 1). Please make sure to log in under UCSB SSO, not Non-UCSB Login.

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UCSBNetID example: joe.pace (DO NOT include or 
Once you login to Gauchospace, make sure Show all courses is selected at the bottom of the page.



UCSBNetID example: joe.pace (DO NOT include or


Once you log into Gauchospace, make sure "Show All" is selected at the bottom of the page.

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  • Courses on Gauchospace may not be visible to students until approximately one week/three days before the quarter begins. If you successfully logged into Gauchospace but cannot see your course yet, you do not need to do anything else on your end at this time. Continue checking back on Gauchospace closer to the beginning of the quarter and feel free to reach out to us if you do not see your course by the first day of class.
  • UCSB PaCE (Student ID #) and UCSBNetID are two different accounts and make sure you remember both. Your UCSB PaCE Student account includes the profile with your records, while your UCSB NetID is your account to access the on campus Wi-Fi and the off campus UCSB library.
  • To reset your Gauchospace password, please visit our Help Center article here
  • UCSB Extension handles access to GauchoSpace for all Extension courses. If you are enrolled in a course through Open University, review the directions on the How Do I Access UCSB Courses in GauchoSpace?

If you need any assistance with the above instructions, please email us at 

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