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Join Glenn Letham of GEO Jobe and Brendan O'Neill of Esri to learn strategies for managing your institution’s ArcGIS Online organization efficiently.  They'll host a webinar Thursday, October 27 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM GMT).


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GEO Jobe’s Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online empower administrators at higher education institutions to manage large numbers of users, credits, and licenses quickly and easily. Learn how to lower your administrative efforts so you can concentrate on what you love doing - providing instruction and supporting your community so they can succeed in solving spatial problems. You’ll also learn what to do with ArcGIS Online users and their content when individuals move on from your organization during that annual rite of passage known as graduation.


If you have specific questions, let us know with a comment below!

You’re invited to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow GIS educators and administrators at the  Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego, California, July 8-11, 2017.


This year’s conference theme is “From Inquiry to Insight.” A vital aspect of GIS education is the process by which students ask questions, collect and analyze data, and make sense of the results. Esri has supported inquiry-based learning for many years, and as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Esri’s Education Program, the Education GIS Conference will showcase those engaged in inquiry-based learning.


You’re welcome to propose your contribution by October 28, 2016.  Submit your proposal at

Tools for managing credits by users has been the most-requested enhancement to ArcGIS Online from the education community. We’re glad to say the November update of ArcGIS Online introduces credit budgeting.  When combined with custom roles, credit budgeting will help you manage resources and avoid mistakes that consume all of the organization’s credits.  In addition, you’ll see improvements to tools for tracking usage of credits and apps.


Credit budgeting highlights


  • The credit budgeting tool allows administrators to allocate credits to organization members to help manage use of premium services.  Specifically, credit budgets apply to geocoding, geoenrichment, analytics, and map tile generation.


  • Credits can be assigned by individual member, role, or group.


  • Credit budgets provide an upper limit for each member.  This can prevent one member from using all of the organization’s credits by mistake.


  • Credit usage statistics can be downloaded as a spreadsheet


When combined with custom roles, the credit budgeting tool will help you provide broad access to ArcGIS Online while managing access to credit-intensive services.   For more details about this and the many other improvements to ArcGIS Online, see



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