Frequently Asked MOOC Questions - DIY Geo Apps

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When is the next offering of DIY Geo Apps? How do I register?

The master calendar for all the MOOCs is hosted at the Esri Academy site. Scroll down to see upcoming courses. You can register, once you've signed in with your Esri credentials, on the course description page


Will I get a certificate for the MOOC?

Students who complete the course in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion.


How much do I need to know about app development and GIS?

The MOOC has no prerequisites, but some familiarity with app development concepts or GIS concepts may enhance your experience. If you’re new to GIS, you may find it helpful to go through the free Esri web course, Getting Started with GIS.


Do I need to have access to ArcGIS software?

No. All MOOC students will be given access to an ArcGIS Online organizational account during the course. It will used to complete the hands-on exercises. Please be sure your computer meets the ArcGIS Online system requirements.


Can I take the lessons at any time?  Are there weekly deadlines?

You are free to work at your own pace. The course includes six sections consisting of video lectures, exercises, quizzes, and other activities such as polls and discussions. All of the course content is available when the course begins. To plan your time, expect to spend a minimum of two to three hours on each section. To earn a certificate of completion, all sections must be completed within two weeks of the class end date. Please see the Dates to Remember section in the course Dashboard for details.


How long will I have access to the content after the MOOC ends?

You will have two weeks after the course end date to finish the exercises in ArcGIS Online. After that time the ArcGIS Online accounts and course content will no longer be available. Please see the Dates to Remember section in the course Dashboard for details.


Will the MOOC show up in my Esri training history?

Yes. Certificates from all Esri MOOCs are available via your My Learning Activity page. If you believe a certificate for an Esri MOOC you completed on the Udemy platform is missing from your page, contact us via the form at the bottom of this page. Please include your name, your username and the name and date of the course. We'll find it and add it to your page.


If I still have a question, where can I get help?

For general course questions visit this Help page. There's also a form to e-mail specific questions, if yours is not answered. For questions or issues with the course content, the forums are the best source of information. We encourage you to look through them, as your question may already have been asked and answered.