You will need to log into BlackBoard system first in order to access these course materials.

If you are affiliated with JHU and have a JHED login ID and password:

  1. Login to Blackboard one time with your JHED ID and password.
  2. Click this self-enroll link to add yourself to the training organization in Blackboard.

Once you have logged in, select a training course that you want to take from this list and you will be led to a Course Overview page.

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  • have any trouble logging in or viewing our online trainings.
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ESRI online training

Available to Johns Hopkins-affiliated users. Get free unlimited access to ESRI Web courses, Training Seminars, and SpatialLABS listed in the ESRI Training Catalog.

To access available training

  1. Make an initial sign in to our Johns Hopkins ArcGIS Online. You’ll be prompted for your JHED ID and password.
  2. Open a new browser tab and navigate to the Esri Training Catalog
  3. Click Sign In at the top right on the screen
  4. In the new pop-up window click “Sign in with ENTERPRISE ACCOUNT”
  5. In the “Enter your ArcGIS organization URL below” box, type “gisanddata”
  6. When prompted, enter your JHED ID and password
  7. Explore courses by topic or keyword

NOTE: ESRI’s “Instructor-Led” courses and “Books” are not included in our library subscription.

Choosing your ESRI E-Learning Courses

Those new to GIS may find the ESRI Training Catalog a bit overwhelming. To find introductory training:

  1. Click the down arrow next to the Catalog tab and select Find Training
  2. Type “New User” in the search box and select the filter “Web Course”

Three of the most popular introductory course are:

  • Getting Started with GIS
  • Getting Stared with ArcGIS Pro
  • Using GIS to Solve Problems

If you prefer training via a MOOC environment (Massive Open Online Courses), take a look at ESRI’s ongoing GIS MOOCs at

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