More Open Source Options
Introductory GIS workshops offered in Clapp Library every semester!
MIT also offers several courses, including advanced topics
Data for tutorials and workbooks are located on the NTM server. Read the instructions in each tutorial for more information.
For GIS Newbies
For Experienced GISers
Online Training by ESRI http://training.esri.com
ESRI offers quite a bit of free training through online seminars on a wide variety of topics. Some of the seminars are quite broad (e.g., Getting Started with GIS), while others are more focused (e.g., Working with Geodatabase Topology). For introductory seminars, try the Using ArcMap in ArcGIS 10 web course and Getting Started with ArcGIS (for ArcGIS 10) web course. When browsing course offerings, keep in mind that Wellesley has an ArcView license. In order to ‘attend’ any of the online seminars, you will need to create a free ESRI global account. ESRI’s website also includes user forums, Help pages, technical pages, and user-written scripts.
ESRI also offers a MOOC (massive open online course), Going Places with Spatial Analysis. More information can be found here:
ArcGIS Tutorials by ESRI
ESRI has written tutorials about getting started in ArcGIS and each of its extensions. To access the tutorials, go to the Help menu in ArcGIS and select ArcGIS Desktop Help. In the help window, go to Essentials Library | Getting Started with ArcGIS | Tutorials. The tutorials are also available on ESRI’s website. Wellesley has a license for 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and Geostatistical Analyst. Other useful tutorials include Editing, ModelBuilder (Executing Tools), Geodatabases, and Rasters & Images. Tutorials are also available online.
In addition to ESRI's ArcGIS, there are many other GIS software programs, including free and open source programs such as QGIS.
QGIS tutorial from Harvard CGA - very good intro tutorial to the software
QGIS Training Manual - online 5 day course on QGIS, PostgreSQL and PostGIS, including exercises
QGIS Academy - series of 5 online courses covering core GIS concepts; $25/course
QGIS tutorials (very short with specific topics)