Free ESRI Virtual Campus Courses
UIC students, faculty, and staff can sign up for free ESRI GIS Software Courses Online because of UIC's campus-wide site license with ESRI -- one of the principal producers of geographic information systems (GIS) software.
To see a listing of all ESRI Virtual Campus courses, go to the ESRI website and select Training > Find Training and search for courses.
(Not all ESRI courses are available to us for free but many are. Click here to see a list. For courses not on this list, you are eligible for a 40% education discount. The registration process should automatically recognize your education discount.)
Virtual Campus courses require that you have access to the internet; specific ESRI software to complete course exercises; and for some courses, a special ESRI Course Access Code. Course Access Codes expire one (1) year from the date of issue.
Here's how to request Virtual Campus course access codes. Note: Always use your @uic.edu email to register and request codes.
For individual UIC students, faculty, or staff who wish to register for an ESRI Virtual Campus course
Send an e-mail to email@example.com with subject line: ESRI online courses
In body of email request codes for the ESRI course name(s) desired, and include your name and e-mail address.
The WebStore software team will then send you the necessary codes so you can self-register at the ESRI Virtual Campus Website.
For UIC instructors registering an entire class in an ESRI Virtual Campus course as part of a larger UIC course
The instructor should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: ESRI online courses
In body of email request codes for the ESRI course name(s) desired, and include the number of UIC students to be registered.
The WebStore software team will then send the necessary codes with instructions on registering at the ESRI Virtual Campus site. The instructor can then give these to the UIC students within the class, who then individually self-register at the ESRI Virtual Campus Website.
--page updated 9 April 2012
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Urban Data Visualization Lab
412 S Peoria Street, Room B-15 M/C 350
Chicago, IL 60607
Latitude (WGS 84): 41° 52' 33.85" N
Longitude (WGS 84): 87° 38' 59.05" W