ArcGIS Online is a set of interactive mapping tools and datasets provided to us as part of our campus site license to Esri's ArcGIS. This is a rapidly evolving resource, so this information is subject to frequent changes. Log in using your UCSBnetID.
What you can do in ArcGIS Online is based on your user role. The default role is "User lite," which allows you to access datasets produced by Esri as well as create Web Maps, Map Apps and 3d Web Scenes. Additional privileges can be granted upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available on the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory's website
Tips and tricks that you will find useful for using ArcGIS Online at UCSB.
Esri has a series of short videos that will help you get started with common ArcGIS Online tasks.