As the academic year begins in many countries, we want to provide updated recommendations for installing ArcGIS on student and employee-owned devices. This is particularly important now that many students are learning remotely using their own devices.
The Esri Education Program offerings allow deployment of any product on student-owned devices; these offerings include the Education Institution Agreement, Academic Department License, and ArcGIS for Student Use. We now recommend that institutions provide access to students and employees following these best practices for sharing ArcGIS executables and license files.
To meet increasing demand for online learning and to provide the flexibility expected of cloud computing, we updated our offerings in 2017 to permit any software licensed to a college or university to be deployed (installed and used) on student-owned devices and in hosted environments as well as on institution-owned and employee-owned devices.
The previous method of ordering separate 1-year Student Licenses (EVA codes) is now redundant and obsolete. Thus, we will retire the pages www.esri.com/slpromo and www.esri.com/EducationEdition at the end of the year. They will not be updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10.8/ArcGIS Pro 2.6.