Description of the tools available in ArcGIS Online for Organisations
ArcGIS Online is a WebMapping platform, not a “full GIS”. SAL manages a secure instance (GEOUOW.Maps) that can host custom maps and apps for use in coursework practicals’. Web-based geospatial tools offer both advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you are trying to achieve with your coursework students. In broad strokes, these can be summarised as:
Reasons to consider GEOUOW.Maps :
Reasons NOT to use GEOUOW.Maps :
Using GEOUOW.Maps for teaching is creating a custom solution to meet your subjects learning objectives so contact SAL Support if you would like more information on how to get started!