ESRI Virtual Campus


Our campus site license includes access to a range of Esri Training options including online courses.

These online self-paced module based courses are an excellent means of gaining background in GIS techniques and concepts as well as ESRI software skills. Individual course descriptions provide estimated hours for completion with most taking approximately 3 hours. Courses are free to all registered members of Trent University including students, faculty and staff.  Topics vary greatly and include instruction for novice and experienced users.  Check out the courses offered for such key products as ArcGIS Online, Esri Story Maps, ArcPro, ArcGIS for Desktop, and more! 

Recommended for first time users of ArcGIS for Desktop:

1. Getting Started with GIS
2. Basics of Geographic Coordinate Systems
3. Working with Coordinate Systems in ArcGIS
4. Referencing Data to Real-World Locations Using ArcGIS
5. Finding Geographic Data in ArcGIS
6. Getting Started with the Geodatabase
7. Solving Spatial Problems Using ArcGIS
8. Building Models for GIS Analysis Using ArcGIS
9. Map Design Fundamentals
10. Planning a Cartography Project
11. Creating Map Products

To view the wide range of e-learning courses available, see ESRI's Course Catalogue.  To view web courses, available through campus subscriptions, filter your selection to "web course".

Selecting Esri Web Courses



There is currently no limit on the total number of courses taken over time.

To register for an E-Learning course, please complete the following request form, and return your signed agreement it to Trent Library's  Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MaDGIC).  

Once registered, you will receive an email from Esri inviting you to "Accept Invitation" to the Esri Learning Site. Accept the invitation by clicking the button "Accept Invitation".

The image shown below, is a snapshot of the email you will receive from Esri after completing the registration process described above with Trent Library's Maps, Data & Government Information Centre (MaDGIC).

Snapshot of Esri "Accept Invitation" email

The above procedures are described further in the following Trent Library guide: Guide to Beginning Esri Web Courses

For further information, contact MaDGIC.


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