ArcGIS Online in a Snapshot
What is ArcGIS Online?
- ArcGIS Online allows you to build maps, analyze data, create web apps with your maps, and work collaboratively with the use of sharing.
- You can visit this link: What is ArcGIS Online—ArcGIS Online Help to explore more about what ArcGIS Online is and what it can do.
Getting Started with ArcGIS Online
- Login to ArcGIS Online.
- Link to login: ArcGIS Login
- If you need help logging into ArcGIS, please visit this tutorial: Logging in to ArcGIS Online with Single Sign On
- The browser that is recommended for ArcGIS Online is Google Chrome: Download Google Chrome
- Use these tutorials to help get you started with using ArcGIS Online:
- This is a link that leads you to the ArcGIS Lesson Gallery: Learn ArcGIS
- This is a link that leads you to the Modern GIS curriculum which contains labs based on real-world scenarios, overview slides, and articles/blogs to help you with learning how to use ArcGIS Online: Modern GIS | A GIS Curriculum
- This is a link to Esri Academy that contains Esri Training Courses: Esri Training
- This is a link to Esri documentation that contains many different document tutorials: Esri Documentation
- This is a link to ArcGIS Developers that provides instructions on how to build applications: Tutorials | Documentation | ArcGIS Developers
- This is a link to Esri videos that contains both videos for content and tutorials: Esri Videos
- Need help? You do not have to work with ArcGIS Online by yourself. Book a consultation with an Instructional Designer who can help you figure out how to best use ArcGIS Online for your course(s).
- Here is a link to book a consultation with an Instructional Designer: Pedagogy Consultation – Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning – University of Maine
User Types, Roles, and Privileges
- By default, all users have been assigned a student role.
- Instructors can request instructor accounts with additional privileges from IT.
ArcGIS Online Tools
Maps and Layers
- An ArcGIS Online map is an interactive display of geographic information that you can use to tell stories and answer questions.
- Use Express Maps to help tell your story in StoryMaps. This link provides more information about what Express Maps are and how to use them: Use express maps to help tell your story
- Smart Mapping helps you to find symbology that works best with your data. This link provides information about what it is, how to use it, and why: Smart Mapping with ArcGIS Online
- This link provides information about whether to use Boundaries or Centroids given your needs: Boundaries or Centroids?
- Layers allow you to show multiple data sets in one map. ArcGIS has prebuilt layers, but you can also create your own.
- This document provides information about what layers are and the different sources for layers: Layers—ArcGIS Online Help
- This link shows you how you can create different views of the data in a hosted feature layer: Create hosted feature layer views—ArcGIS Online Help
Groups and Sharing Items
- Here is a link that goes over what groups are and how to create them: Instructions about groups and creating groups
- It’s important to note, that only those with instructor privileges can create Shared Update Groups.
- This link goes over sharing items: Information and instructions for sharing items
ArcGIS Online Applications
- Survey123 is a great resource that lets you collect your own data. You can use this data to build your own map.
- This link provides you with training on Survey123. It includes documentation, videos, and more: ArcGIS Survey123 Resources | Downloads, Training, Videos & Documentation
- This document includes all of the basics for getting started with Survey123 including how to create, publish, download, and use a survey. It also goes over how to view results and how to copy or delete a survey: Guided tour—ArcGIS Survey123 | Documentation
- This link explains the differences between the fieldworker and stakeholder hosted views that are created from a survey and what they are: FAQ: What are the Fieldworker and Stakeholder hosted views used for in ArcGIS Survey123?
- StoryMaps are a great way to build a narrative that utilizes different forms of media and maps.
- This link provides an overview of what ArcGIS StoryMaps are: Digital Storytelling with Maps | ArcGIS StoryMaps
- This link helps get you started with StoryMaps and is a great tutorial to follow along with: Getting started with ArcGIS StoryMaps
- This link includes a gallery of existing StoryMaps that you can explore: StoryMaps Gallery
- This link provides you with information on how to access a StoryMap, create a new one, copy an existing one, how to share a StoryMap for group collaboration, and some of the basic tools and information: StoryMaps in ArcGIS Online
Living Atlas and Other Data Collections
- The Living Atlas is a collection of geographic information from around the globe. Use this link to browse the Living Atlas: Browse Living Atlas
- Use these links to explore other data collections: Fogler Library GIS Resources and Maine GeoLibrary Data Catalog
Connecting ArcGIS Online to UMS Applications
- You can link or embed maps in different areas of your Brightspace course. For example, you can link or embed maps in Content or in different activities (quizzes, assignments, etc…).
- This link provides you with information on how to embed an ArcGIS Map in different areas of Brightspace: Embed an ArcGIS Map in Brightspace
- This link provides you with information on how to link an ArcGIS Map in different areas of Brightspace: Link an ArcGIS Map to Brightspace
- You can embed Kaltura videos in both StoryMaps and Survey123 forms.
- This link provides information on how to publish and share a Kaltura video, along with how to add collaborators: Sharing a link to a Kaltura Video and Publishing or Adding Collaborators
- You can embed an ArcGIS map into a Google Site.
- If you need help embedding an ArcGIS map into a Google Site, please visit this tutorial: Add an ArcGIS Map to a Google Site
Stay Up to Date
- Follow their blog to stay up to date on information: ArcGIS Blog | Get Insider Info from the Esri Product Teams