IT Services
Software for Employee Home Use

Adobe CC (Creative Cloud)

Available to

  • Active Sheridan employees


Related Info

Adobe CC for Staff Home Use

Current Sheridan Staff and Faculty are eligible to obtain a “work at home” license for using Adobe Creative Cloud on their personal devices.

Historically, employees have been instructed to visit OnTheHub in order to obtain a “work at home” license. Effective September 2017, Sheridan College is moving to a new licensing model—all faculty and staff will be automatically provisioned with an Adobe Enterprise ID account that is associated with their email address. For more information about this see Adobe ID vs. Enterprise ID.

License Renewals & Licenses for New Users

Current Users

Current users should continue to use their existing Adobe CC license obtained from OnTheHub until it expires.

NOTE: If you have used your e-mail address for your current Adobe ID, you will be prompted to choose between two ID types when visiting – Adobe ID or Enterprise ID. While your current license is active, choose Adobe ID when prompted.

Renewing or New Users

If your license from OnTheHub is about to expire, has expired, or if you are obtaining a “work at home” license for the first time, see the instructions below about to access the software.

Obtaining a New Work at Home License

  • To obtain a “work at home” license for a personal device, you will need to request that a license is assigned to you by contacting the Service Desk or x2150.
  • Once you have been granted a license follow the steps below to get the software:
    1. Visit
    2. Click SIGN IN (if you are already signed in, please sign out)
    3. On the Adobe Sign in window, enter your Sheridan email address and click Sign In With An Enterprise ID to access your “work at home” license for your personal device. If you need to access your old license or an additional paid license you can still do so by clicking Adobe ID. However, Sheridan College’s license will only be available via Enterprise ID. For information about this and how about how to transfer data from one account to another click here.

      IMPORTANT: If you have previously created an Adobe account using your e-mail address you will be prompted to choose an account type (either Adobe ID or Enterprise ID).
    4. When prompted, enter your Sheridan College username and password – you will now be signed into the Adobe website and will be able to view the software and services available under this license. You can select individual applications to install or you can select Creative Cloud to download the entire suite of software.

Adobe ID vs. Enterprise ID

Adobe has several ways to manage user identities with Creative Cloud.

  • If you have previously obtained a license from OnTheHub (or have previously paid for a license) you were signing in with an “Adobe ID”.
  • Effective August 28, 2017 “work at home” licenses will be provided via “Enterprise ID”.
    • Enterprise ID employs single sign-on by utilizing your email address and password
    • You will no longer need to purchase the annual redemption code from the OnTheHub web store.
    • You will no longer be required to renew your license each year – the software will continue to operate provided you remain an active Sheridan employee.
  • You can log in to your new Enterprise ID at any time but your current Adobe ID license (if you acquired one from OnTheHub) will continue to be active until the 12 month subscription period expires. For example, if you received your Adobe redemption code from OnTheHub on December 1, 2016, your license will continue to work until November 30, 2017.
  • Once the current license expires the Adobe ID will no longer have license rights and any associated software will revert to trial mode.
  • When you sign in with your Enterprise ID, you will essentially be signing into a new account. As such, data associated with your existing Adobe ID account (such as design library, fonts, files etc.) will not automatically transfer over.
  • Data remains available with the existing Adobe ID account and can be manually migrated if needed. For more information about how to migrate this data visit:
  • See also: Switch from Adobe ID to Enterprise ID for more details.

Available Software

Available software includes:

  • Photoshop® CC
    Image editing and compositing.
  • Lightroom®
    Digital photo processing and editing.
  • Illustrator® CC
    Vector graphics and illustration.
  • InDesign® CC
    Page design, layout, and publishing.
  • Experience Design (Beta)
    Design and prototype user experiences for mobile and web.
  • Premiere® Pro CC
    Video production and editing.
  • After Effects® CC
    Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.
  • Project Felix
    Easy 2D and 3D compositing for photo realistic images.
  • Dreamweaver® CC
    Websites, app design, and coding.
  • Muse™ Pro CC
    Website design without coding.
  • Acrobat® Pro DC
    Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms.
  • Animate CC
    Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
  • Adobe Audition® CC
    Audio recording, mixing and restoration.
  • Bridge CC
    Centralize your creative assets.
  • Character Animator (Beta)
    Animate your 2D characters in real time.
  • Media Encoder CC
    Quickly output video files for virtually any screen.
  • Fuse (Beta)
    Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects.
  • Flash® Builder®
    IDE for coding Flash apps and mobile device packaging.
  • InCopy® CC
    Collaborate with copywriters and editors.
  • Prelude® CC
    Metadata ingest, logging and rough cuts.
  • Spark
    Easily create and share impactful visual stories – in minutes.
  • Scout
    Profile Flash games on web and devices.
  • Story Plus
    Collaborative screenwriting, reporting, and scheduling tools.
  • PhoneGap Build
    Package mobile apps in the cloud.
  • Gaming SDK
    Create ActionScript games.
  • Extension Manager
    Easily install and manage extensions.
  • ExtendScript Toolkit
    Add scripts to your creative apps.


For issues related to installation or licensing, contact the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to

If you have questions related to the software's usage and features, please refer the publisher's website linked below.