All Webster Students, Faculty, Staff Access Adobe Creative Cloud

Jan. 8, 2018

All Students, Faculty, Staff Access Adobe Creative Cloud
One-credit workshops are being offered in several Adobe CC applications.

The latest phase of Webster University's partnership with Adobe grants access to Adobe Creative Cloud and 20GB of cloud storage for every student, faculty member and employee across all of Webster’s U.S. and international campuses as well as its online platforms.

Students will be able to use Adobe CC to create persuasive and compelling digital content, develop new critical thinking skills and share work with fellow students through these cutting-edge educational tools.

Per the announcement about the agreement today, under the terms of the agreement faculty will also receive Adobe CC for free, helping these educators create compelling lectures and develop new ways for students to develop their creativity, including:

  • Empowering students to acquire new digital literacy and storytelling skills, giving them the tools they need to make their mark on the world.
  • Assigning students projects such as creating electronic portfolios, infographics, websites, podcasts, videos and more because no matter the area of study, every student needs to be a digital storyteller.
  • Encouraging students to think creatively and open their minds to creative expression so they can turn their classroom ideas into college and career opportunities.
  • Giving students access to every Adobe CC application that will enable them to create digitally compelling work utilizing video, audio, imagery and more on all of their desktop, labs and mobile devices.

User Groups, Workshops, Resources

This spring the School of Communications is again offering a series of weekend, one-credit seminars that introduce students to several Adobe applications.

See Adobe resources for Webster community members here.

Webster has also instituted a faculty user group to ensure Adobe CC is being integrated across campus. A new student user group is also expected to start later this year that will provide resources and help students gain access to the software. These user groups will ensure that world-class design tools like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator are integrated into classroom activities.

Students in the School of Communications previously received access to these tools as part of the initial phase of the partnership announced in 2016.

“Students in the School of Communications have already gained from this partnership, with access to Adobe Creative Cloud and the new courses and applications Webster has been able to offer,” said Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of Webster’s School of Communications. “These days we are all digital storytellers and communicators, so we are excited that the next step in this partnership will promote digital media literacy across the curriculum, involving the whole university, ensuring all Webster’s students will have access to these tools and the skills to use them well.”

See the full announcement in Adobe's newsroom here.

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