Adobe PricingFaculty and Staff Information


 Free Workshops for Faculty!  Refer to the "Training and Resources" tab below.


  • Named User License
    • This license is assigned to an individual by their VCU eID. The "named user" may install the software on multiple computers and can be accessed on two computers at the same time. An internet connection is required to activate the license and to connect every 99 days to maintain an active account. The license provides you with all the latest mobile apps, file sharing and synchronizing, 24/7 tech support, etc.
    • $190 - 1 year Named User Creative Cloud license
    • $60 - 1 year Named User Acrobat DC Pro license
  • Shared Device License
    • This license is ideal for desktop computing labs and classroom computers. The license is assigned to the computer and may not be accessed from multiple locations.
    • $190 - 1 year Shared Device Creative Cloud license


  • FACULTY AND STAFF should complete and submit an Adobe License Request & Adobe Cloud Storage Form.
    Access to fonts and Adobe Cloud storage must be requested through the License Request Form. Access to Adobe fonts does require access to Adobe Cloud storage. The MCV campus and high risk business units on the Monroe Park campus may be denied access to Adobe Cloud storage due to IT Security concerns. Please contact IT Security Office if you have any questions.
  • DEPARTMENTS - Faculty or staff purchasing Creative Cloud or Acrobat with university funds should contact your departmental Adobe representative. There is a substantial savings when purchased through VCU's enterprise agreement. If you do not know your Adobe representative, please email for assistance.


  • Named User Licenses: Complete and submit an Terminate an Adobe License Form.
    • To use this form you must be listed as a unit liaison and signed-in to your VCU Google account. If you are not currently listed as a liaison, please reach out to us at
  • Shared Device Licenses: Email us at with the following details:
    • Number of systems
    • Campus and building name


  • University-Owned Devices
    • Please contact your department's technical personnel.
    • IT personnel can find Adobe Creative Cloud information in the TUG wiki.  If needed, please submit a request for access to the wiki.
  • Personally-Owned Devices
    • Download and install Adobe Creative Cloud apps on your personally-owned device. (Adobe Acrobat and Creative Cloud license holders may install the software on multiple computers, including your home computer. The applications may be in use on two computers at the same time. If you have difficulty logging in to a third computer, you must log out on one of the other computers first.) 
  • Adobe Spark requires an Adobe ID for login. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you will need to create one. Instructions are located in the Software Center, under Adobe Spark.


The Adobe Education Exchange offers free professional development and teaching materials to educators. See how faculty are preparing students for success by integrating creative assignments across disciplines. Choose from hundreds of projects for classes from journalism to English to the sciences.

Explore a variety of self-paced courses to help you get started. Some are subject-specific, while others provide techniques on integration of digital literacy.  Examples:

  • Visual Effects for Educators
  • Science: Time Lapse Lesson Plan
  • Making Humanities Creative
  • Mobile App Design
  • Digital Storytelling with your class
  • Teaching and Evaluating Digital Storytelling
  • Design an Eye-catching Conference Poster
  • Creative Imaging for Educators
  • Illustration in Medicine and Science
  • Engineering - Electric Machines & Drives
  • Mobile Photography for Educators
  • From STEM to STEAM: Integrate the Arts
  • From STEM to STEAM: Create a Design Challenge
  • From STEM to STEAM: Careers in STEAM
  • Photojournalism
  • Math in Basketball
  • Animating History
  • UX Design for Educators
  • Augment Reality with Your Students
  • Engage Your Students with Digital Drawing
  • Creative Problem Solving in Schools


Ignite creativity in your classroom!  Teach your students skills that transfer to the workplace--students can use Creative Cloud apps in their careers far beyond graduation.  


Tune in remotely to learn a digital design tool, work through a class-room project, and collaborate with your colleagues from other Universities. 

Find additional creative ideas and training in our Facutly/Staff Training and Resources section.



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For assistance or to inquire about Adobe licensing:

  • Call the IT Support Center at (804) 828-2227
  • Email the IT Support Center at
  • Email VCU Adobe licensing coordinators at
  • For login or account issues, submit a Service Request ticket

Faculty interested in learning more about creating course content and student assignments with Adobe should visit the Learning Media team in the ALTLab. They will be offering several workshops, which will be posted on their site.