You don’t have to be a software developer to build valuable geo-enabled apps that make your communities smarter and businesses more successful. This course will show you how to combine location and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code. If you are a developer, you’ll be interested in Esri’s APIs, SDKs, and the buzzing GeoDev community.
About the Course
Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps is a free, instructor-led massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Esri. The course lasts four weeks and requires one to two hours of study per week. Weekly course sections consist of a video introduction by the course host, a short video lecture by an Esri staff member, hands-on case study exercises, a quiz, a class poll and discussion, and supplementary resources. Students will receive free access to Esri’s cloud-based ArcGIS Online platform and developer tools during the course. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course.
FREQUENTLY ASKED MOOC QUESTIONS
Will I get a certificate for the MOOC?
Students who complete the course in its entirety will receive a certificate of completion via Udemy, our partner platform for this course.
How do I get access to the MOOC?
You can sign up for the next session by clicking here. On the first day of the course, you will receive an email from Esri with instructions for starting the course. If you sign up after the course start date, it may take up to two business days to receive the e-mail.
How much do I need to know about app development and GIS?
The MOOC has no prerequisites, but some familiarity with app development concepts or GIS concepts may enhance your experience. If you’re new to GIS, you may find it helpful to go through the free Esri web course, Getting Started with GIS.
Do I need to have access to ArcGIS software?
No. All MOOC students will be granted membership in an ArcGIS Online organizational account, which is used to complete the hands-on case study exercises. Learn about the ArcGIS Online system requirements.
Can I take the lessons at any time? Are there weekly deadlines?
You are free to work at your own pace. The course includes seven sections consisting of video lectures, exercises, quizzes, and other activities such as polls and discussions. To plan your time, expect to spend about 1-2 hours on each section (15-20 minutes of video content and about 1 hour of work on the exercises). To earn a certificate of completion, all sections must be completed within two weeks of the class end date.
How long will I have access to the content after the MOOC ends?
Materials will remain available on Udemy for up to six months (and the Udemy content is downloadable). Your ArcGIS Online account will be closed two weeks after the course end date. Please see the course calendar for specific dates.
Will the MOOC show up in my Esri training history?
No, your MOOC completion is recorded by Udemy and will not appear in your Esri training history at this time.
If I still have a question, where can I get help?
If you are having problems signing in to Udemy or ArcGIS Online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other questions or issues with the course, the MOOC discussion forums on Udemy and here on GeoNet are a great source of information. We encourage you to look through them, as your question may already have been asked and answered. On GeoNet, you can use the Ask box on the Overview page to submit a new question to the forum.