As of Tuesday, September 8, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre will be open to current students, staff, and faculty. For detailed information about the re-opening of the libraries, please see our reopening announcement.

Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. Please contact us at library@trentu.ca to access virtual services and supports. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Esri Academy (previously called Esri Virtual Campus) offers a range of training opportunities to all levels of users. Registered members of Trent have access to courses available in e-learning format for free through their Trent "My Esri" Enterprise Account (see the last section of this web page to obtain an account). 

Online web courses are self-paced and offer 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. 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-format training opportunities available, see ESRI's Course Catalogue.  Under "Formats" select "Maintenance" and "Free". Results will show all e-training formats available at no cost to registered members of Trent University including training purchased under a "maintenance" subscription. These include a wide range of seminars, tutorials, training delivered in story map format, web courses and more. 

Esri Training- Suggestions for Narrowing Course Selections

Note that not all training options provide certificates on completion. If you are taking a Trent course which requires you to submit certificates showing you completed Esri training choose "web course" "maintenance" and "free" to see the wide range of course options available which supply certificates on completion. 

Esri Training - selecting options to show web courses providing certificates

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

To participate in E-Learning courses, please complete the form found at: 

My Trent > Services >MaDGIC: Maps, Data & Government Information Centre > Esri Enterprise (AOL, ArcGIS Pro, and Training) Account Request Form

You will receive an email from madgichelp@trentu.ca with your Trent Esri Enterprise User ID and Password. Using the User ID and Password provided, begin training by following the instructions in our Guide to Esri Training.  

For further information, contact MaDGIC.