Free GIS for Alberta schools

ArcGIS is available for you and your students. Any school, anywhere, anytime. All K-12 schools in Alberta have free access to ArcGIS software, support, and teaching resources for classroom use.

Are you a teacher or pre-service teacher who needs an ArcGIS account?

Sign Up to request your account.

Do you need ArcGIS accounts for your students?

Sign Up to request student accounts.

Access ArcGIS with your school login

Share with IT on connecting ArcGIS to your school login with Single Sign-On (SSO).

Already have an ArcGIS account?

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Once you have set up your free ArcGIS Online account, explore the following introductory resources:

Alberta Course Collections

Resources to support the use of GIS in social studies and science in Alberta.

Let’s Get Started with ArcGIS Online

Get started with ArcGIS Online by exploring the various tools.

Educator Spotlight: Alison Katzko

Discover how an educator in Alberta used GIS for storytelling.

Discover StoryMaps

Explore what story maps are and create your first one.

Exploring GIS Careers

See GIS career options that are possible both in Canada and globally.

Survey123 for K-12 Education

Build an interactive survey, collect data, and create a web map.

GIS for School Board Planning & Administration:

School board planners & administrators have access to discounted software! Explore how school boards are using GIS and maps to analyze data, collect information, build apps, communicate, and plan for their communities.

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