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ArcGIS Online and Story Maps

GIS & Social Sciences Librarian

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Alex Willett


Welcome to Brandeis Library's guide for ArcGIS Online & Story Maps. The tabs on the left side of the page are suggested starting points for learning this software.

Please reach out to me if you need help with your research, GIS software, finding data, basic map design, etc. My contact information is on the left side of the page, beneath the navigation. Feel free to email or make a Zoom appointment with me.


ESRI ArcGIS Online logo.

ArcGIS Online is a web-based GIS that lets you create and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. Brandeis has a site-wide license to ArcGIS Online, which provides us with access to subscription content, collaborative group spaces, and analysis features that aren't available in public ArcGIS Online accounts.

With ArcGIS Online, you can:

  • Create interactive online maps and perform basic analysis
  • Edit and share map content with collaborators in private ArcGIS Online groups
  • Share and embed maps in external websites, ESRI web apps, etc.
  • Upload data in a number of file types.

Create an Account

There are two ways to sign into your Brandeis ArcGIS Online account: you can use the Brandeis ArcGIS Online site or you can use the Enterprise login option on the general ArcGIS Online site.

Brandeis ArcGIS Online

  • Sign into Brandeis ArcGIS Online with Enterprise loginGo to
  • Click the Brandeis University login option. You will be directed to Brandeis login page where you can sign in with your Brandeis credentials.
  • Your username will be UNetID_brandeis.

Note: Access to Esri Academy training resources is provided with a Brandeis ArcGIS Online account.

If you want to sign into your Brandeis ArcGIS Online account from the public ArcGIS Online site (, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • Go to
  • Click Sign in > Enterprise login.ArcGIS Online enterprise login.
  • Enter brandeis in the text box for the ArcGIS organization's URL, then click Continue.
  • Click the Brandeis University button and sign in with your Brandeis credentials.

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