Easier E-Learning Access for ArcGIS Online Named Users

Blog Post created by sboden-esristaff Employee on Feb 24, 2017

Updated April 29, 2019.

This week, we released several new features to the Esri Training website, including a back-end improvement designed to make life easier for ArcGIS Online organizational users. As of last summer, all customers with a qualifying Esri product that is current on maintenance receive unlimited access to e-Learning on the Training site

Esri Training—Your Location for Lifelong Learning

With about 500 e-Learning options in the Training catalog today (more are added each week), this benefit is pretty amazing. Perhaps more amazing, anyone at a maintenance customer organization is eligible to take advantage of e-Learning to grow their geospatial knowledge and build ArcGIS skills. There's no requirement to have a product license or named user status. 

When we launched this benefit, access to e-Learning was enabled when an individual's Esri Account (Public, ArcGIS Online Organizational, or Enterprise) was connected to their customer organization on the My Esri site. My Esri administrators will still need to connect the accounts of individuals who are not members of an ArcGIS Online organization.

But as of this week, ArcGIS Online organization members will no longer have to be connected in My Esri. Instead, their e-Learning access will be enabled automatically when the ArcGIS Online administrator enables Esri access for them.

If you're a member of an ArcGIS Online organization with Esri access enabled, you can visit the Training catalog at any time, login with your ArcGIS Online organizational account, and seamlessly access any e-Learning option that catches your eye. If you're a My Esri administrator at a university or college, you no longer have to invite hundreds of student users to connect to your My Esri organization each semester.

Note: The new access model applies only to members of ArcGIS Online organizations. E-Learning access cannot be automatically enabled for ArcGIS Enterprise portal users. Those individuals will still need to be connected through My Esri.