Faculty and Staff Information

Free webinars for faculty - learn about using Adobe to bring creativity to your classroom.

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  • 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 adobe@vcu.edu for assistance.


  • $190 - 1 year Named User Creative Cloud license
  • $190 - 1 year Shared Device Creative Cloud license
  • $60 - 1 year Named User Acrobat license


  • Named User License - This license is assigned to an individual by their VCU eID. The "named user" may install the software on two computers, but may not access both 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.
  • 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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Creative Imaging for Educators
  • Illustration in Medicine and Science
  • Engineering - Electric Machines & Drives
  • Mobile Photography for Educators
  • Photojournalism
  • Math in Basketball
  • Animating History
  • UX Design for Educators


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. 




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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 itsc@vcu.edu
  • Email VCU Adobe licensing coordinators at adobe@vcu.edu
  • 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.