Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop, mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. Learn more about Adobe on UAB IT’s Adobe webpage.

In Canvas

Canvas supports an integration with Adobe Spark that allows instructors to assign a Spark project as a Canvas assignment. Adobe Spark allows users to create graphics, web pages, and video stories in no time. Students can also access many other Adobe apps and publish content to a file or URL that can be turned in to a Canvas assignment.

Instructors

A limited number of licenses are available for faculty and staff for academic or business use only.

Once you have an account, sign in using the following instructions:

  • Visit adobe.com and click Sign In.
  • Use your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (do not use an alias) and password.
  • Select Company or School Account. Then you will be taken to UAB’s Single Sign On page.

Students

Licenses for students using Creative Cloud will be automatically granted while you are enrolled at UAB.

  • To get started, visit adobe.com and click Sign In.
  • Use your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (do not use an alias) and password.
  • Select Company or School Account. Then you will be taken to UAB’s Single Sign On page.
  • In the right hand corner, you can see your available apps and begin to set up the desktop apps on your machine.

Creative Cloud App Highlights

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark lets you create stunning graphics, web pages, and video stories in minutes.

  • Quick branding. Your brand will automatically apply to all your graphics, web pages, and video stories.
  • Easy color picker. Your themes and templates will come to live with your brand colors.

Access Adobe Spark in your Creative Cloud Account under Web or Mobile apps tab.

Instructors may also have a Spark template provided in a Canvas assignment. See guides below for more information on using Spark inside Canvas.

Adobe ePortfolio

Build a beautiful website in minutes, free with Creative Cloud. See examples of portfolios created with Adobe.

  • No coding required. Our customizable themes are easy to configure without knowing HTML or CSS.
  • Custom domain. Using your own domain name on your website gives your site a professional edge and helps people discover your work.
  • Responsive design. Each of our themes is natively responsive, resizing your content and images to fit any device or screen width.

Access Adobe ePortfolio in your Creative Cloud Account under Web apps tab.

Adobe Acrobat Pro

PDF Creation allows users to view, comment, sign, create, edit, and share PDF documents.

  • Convert creative files and images to PDF. Turn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign files into PDFs.
  • Create protected PDFs. Prevent others from copying or editing sensitive information.
  • Export PDFs to Office. Convert PDFs to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint formats and keep the formatting.

UAB provides Adobe Acrobat Pro that allows creating/editing PDFs to UAB Campus Faculty, staff and students at no cost.

  • Visit your Creative Cloud Account and click “Sign in with an Enterprise ID."
  • Use your assigned @uab.edu email address and password.

Note: Be sure to use the email based on your actual BlazerID, not an alias;  for example, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do I have to request an account if I just want to create/edit PDFs?

No, UAB provides Adobe Acrobat Pro that allows creating/editing PDFs to UAB Campus Faculty, staff and students at no cost.

  • Visit creativecloud.adobe.com and click “Sign in with an Enterprise ID."
  • Use your assigned @uab.edu email address and password.

Note: Be sure to use the email based on your actual BlazerID, not an alias;  for example, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How can students submit work from other Adobe apps?

Instructors can create an online Canvas assignment and enable URL as a submission option.

Students can then publish their adobe project publicly and submit the URL to the Canvas assignment.

How do I access web or mobile apps instead of desktop?

Some Adobe apps are available through a web browsers or mobile devises instead of downloading an application to your computer. Log in to adobe, then click the different tabs labeled Mobile and Web. Find more information about accessing Adobe apps on the Adobe Support webpage.

Who do I contact if I need help?

Adobe is a UAB IT-supported technology. Choose "submit a ticket" below in the technical support section.

Adobe Status Page


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