Adobe Creative Cloud License Availability – New Semester Reminder!Katherine Katona Jan 20, 2022
- Students have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud
- Faculty and Staff have access to Adobe Creative Cloud for only $45 per year, saving over $500 per license
Adobe Creative Cloud has all the heavy hitters for graphic design, video editing, web development, and image editing plus, new cutting-edge programs for animation, 3D design, and augmented reality. In total, this ends up being over 30 tools that are available for desktop, mobile devices, and the web. Any faculty, student, or staff with a license also has access to Cloud Docs, which provides a unique way to collaborate and share with others. With this array of digital tools, the ability to innovate has never been easier.
Students simply need to login at adobe.com with their student credentials to get started. Faculty and staff can request a Creative Cloud License here. For help getting started, check out the Office of Information Technology’s user guides and tutorials.
For those who feel like dipping a toe into the Adobe waters, Adobe Spark, recently updated to Adobe Creative Cloud Express, is available at express.adobe.com. It is a one stop for all creative design needs. It is the perfect tool for taking any visual design idea and quickly bringing it to life.
Students (and faculty/staff with an Adobe Creative Cloud account) have access to Premium Adobe Creative Cloud Express with these easy-to-use programs:
- Adobe Spark Video - basic video slideshow
- Adobe Spark Page - beautiful webpages
- Adobe Premiere Rush - video shooting and editing for mobile & desktop
- Adobe Photoshop Express - photo editing
Faculty and staff without an Adobe Creative Cloud license can access many of the features for free by creating an Adobe account.
Crystal Gasell, EdD, program manager of Academic Technology Applications and Design and lecturer noted, “As an Adobe Creative Campus, we’re part of a select group of colleges and universities that are actively advancing digital literacy skills throughout our curricula to give our students an edge in the competitive modern workplace.” And Vincent Fu, a CU Anschutz medical student and user of Adobe Creative Cloud weighed in on its benefits, commenting: “I went to undergrad at the University of Utah, which was one of the first Creative Campuses, and I enjoyed access to the Creative Cloud Suite of programs throughout undergrad. I used those to further my professional skills and get involved in student organizations and things like that."
OIT will be hosting a series of Adobe trainings throughout the semester. With Adobe power at our fingertips, it’s an exciting time to see what kinds of creative creations will be released on our campuses. Get a jump start on the action and give Express a try today! Following are additional resources for Adobe guidance: