UNC at Chapel Hill has a site license for Esri products, maintained by Software Acquisitions. Through this site license, UNC at Chapel Hill affiliates (current faculty, staff, and students) have free access to many Esri Virtual Campus online courses.
UNC at Chapel Hill affiliates should email one of our GIS Librarians with the following information:
You will receive a course access code via email. Once you have received the course access code, go to Esri Training. Follow the "My Training" link, then the "My Virtual Campus Training" link. If you already have an Esri global account, sign in with your member login and password. If not, click "Create new account" and complete the form to create a new Esri global account. There is no fee to join.
The courses are online, but to complete course exercises, you will need access to ArcGIS software. See the Software page for information on GIS software availability.
The Esri training catalog provides course descriptions and recommendations.
New to GIS? Beginners may find the following courses especially helpful:
GIS Librarians teach short courses periodically. The uncgis email listserv is used to publicize these training opportunities. The list is also used to share employment opportunities and spatial data resources. If you would like to be added to the email list, subscribe here.