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Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) for Students

Creative Cloud gives you access to the world's best creative apps for design, web, video and photography — all right on the desktop — along with seamless ways to share and collaborate.

Key Features

  • Creative Cloud gives you access to the world's best creative apps for design, web, video and photography — all right on the desktop — along with seamless ways to share and collaborate.

  • Includes industry leading applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and more.

  • Eligible students are entitled to install Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications on up to two personal devices

What You Get

Students in participating programs will enjoy the widest selection of software and services including exclusive access to online services, storage, mobile apps and enhanced collaboration tools.

Participating Programs

  • Advanced Special Effects Makeup
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architectural Technician
  • Advanced Television and Film
  • Animation
  • Animation (Bridging)
  • Applied Arts (Game Design)
  • Applied Arts (Interaction Design)
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Animation – Digital Character
  • Craft and Design – Ceramics
  • Craft and Design – Furniture
  • Craft and Design – Glass
  • Craft and Design – Industrial
  • Craft and Design – Textiles
  • Digital Creature Animation
  • Film and Television
  • Game Level Design
  • Illustration
  • Illustration – Bridging
  • Illustration – Interpretive
  • Illustration – Tech and Science
  • Interaction Design
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Decorating
  • Journalism
  • Journalism-New Media
  • Makeup for Media and Creative Arts
  • Media Fundamentals
  • Music Applied to Stage, Screen and Interactive Visual Environments
  • Photography
  • Public Relations Corporate Communications
  • Visual and Creative Arts
  • Visual Effects
  • Visual Merchandising Arts
  • Web Design
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Adobe CC for all Students

Adobe CC Student Standard Edition

Sheridan students are eligible to receive a license for select applications from the Adobe CC software suite for use on a personal computer.

Available software includes:

  • Acrobat Pro DC - Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms.
  • After Effects CC - Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.
  • Audition CC -Audio recording, mixing and restoration.
  • Bridge CC - Centralize your creative assets.
  • Dreamweaver CC - Websites, app design, and coding.
  • Edge Animate CC - Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
  • Experience Design - Design and prototype user experiences for mobile and web.
  • Flash Builder - IDE for coding Flash apps and mobile device packaging.
  • Fuse (Beta) - Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects.
  • Gaming SDK - Create ActionScript games.
  • Illustrator CC - Vector graphics and illustration.
  • InCopy CC -Collaborate with copywriters and editors.
  • InDesign CC - Page design, layout, and publishing.
  • Media Encoder CC- Quickly output video files for virtually any screen.
  • Muse™ Pro CC - Website design without coding.
  • Photoshop CC - Image editing and compositing.
  • Photoshop Lightroom -Digital photo processing and editing.
  • Prelude CC - Metadata ingest, logging and rough cuts.
  • Premiere Pro CC - Video production and editing.
  • Project Felix - Easy 2D and 3D compositing for photo realistic images.
  • Scout CC -Test and optimize content for Adobe Flash Player an Adobe AIR.
  • SpeedGrade CC - Manipulate light and colour in video footage.

Adobe CC for Students in Participating Programs

Adobe CC for Students in Participating Programs

Sheridan students in participating programs will enjoy the widest selection of industry leading software and services including exclusive access to online services, storage, mobile apps and enhanced collaboration tools. With Adobe CC, you can:

  • Access industry-leading creative desktop and mobile apps like Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, and many more.
  • Create, collaborate on, and distribute engaging digital class projects, research, proposals, and theses in print, on the web, as apps, and in video.
  • Use simple Adobe Spark digital storytelling apps to create social posts, web stories, and videos.
  • Build a website or post an ePortfolio on Behance to showcase your creative work to professors, peers, and potential employers.
  • Get started quickly with professionally designed templates and helpful tutorials.

    Available software includes:

    • Acrobat Pro DC - The complete PDF solution for working anywhere (includes desktop, web, and mobile access).
    • Adobe Spark - Create and share impactful visual stories using premium features that allows you to add your brand to make anything you create uniquely yours.
    • Assets - Work-in-progress cloud 100 GB storage lets you store, synchronize, iterate, collaborate and reuse your files and creative assets to keep you connected to your creativity with convenient access from desktop, mobile apps and web.
    • After Effects CC - Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.
    • Audition CC - Audio recording, mixing and restoration.
    • Behance (Portfolio) - Behance is the leading online portfolio platform to showcase and discover creative work. This tool will allow you to showcase creative work among your professors, peers and potential employers.
    • Bridge CC - Centralize your creative assets.
    • Creative Cloud Libraries - Makes your favorite assets available to you anywhere.
    • Creative Cloud Market - Collection of free high-quality, curated assets such as vector graphics, icons, patterns, user interface (UI) kits and more.
    • Creative Sync - Automatically sync your files, fonts, photos, design assets, settings, etc.
    • Dreamweaver CC - Websites, app design, and coding.
    • Edge Animate CC - Interactive animations for multiple platforms.
    • Edge Inspect - Preview and inspect web designs and content on mobile devices.
    • Experience Design - Design and prototype user experiences for mobile and web.
    • Extract - Reinvents the comp-to-code workflow for web designers and developers.
    • Flash Builder - IDE for coding Flash apps and mobile device packaging.
    • Fuse (Beta) - Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects.
    • Gaming SDK - Create ActionScript games.
    • Illustrator CC - Vector graphics and illustration.
    • InCopy CC - Make text edits and layout modifications without impacting designs.
    • InDesign CC - Page design, layout, and publishing.
    • Lightroom Mobile- Edit, organize, and share images (companion to desktop app).
    • Media Encoder CC - Quickly output video files for virtually any screen.
    • Muse™ Pro CC - Website design without coding.
    • PhoneGap Build - Package mobile apps in the cloud.
    • Photoshop CC - Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.
    • Photoshop Lightroom - Digital photo processing and editing.
    • Prelude CC - Metadata ingest, logging and rough cuts.
    • Premiere Pro CC - Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.
    • Project Felix - Easy 2D and 3D compositing for photo realistic images.
    • Publish Online - Publish any InDesign document online and share across social networks.
    • Scout CC - Test and optimize content for Adobe Flash Player an Adobe AIR.
    • Share Online - Share interactive XD prototypes to a public URL for web and mobile viewing.
    • SpeedGrade CC - Manipulate light and colour in video footage.
    • Story Plus - Combines screenwriting with production scheduling and reporting tools.
    • Team Projects (Beta) - Collaboration for smooth and secure real-time sharing of video sequences.
    • Typekit - Typekit partners with the world’s leading type foundries to bring thousands of beautiful fonts to designers every day.

    AEM Mobile and Adobe Stock services are also available to students in select academic programs.

Getting Your Adobe License & Accessing Apps and Services

Claiming Your Adobe License & Downloading the Creative Cloud Desktop App

Sheridan's Adobe Enterprise license will allow you to install Adobe CC on up to two personal devices. You will also need this license if you plan on accessing Adobe applications from Sheridan's shared academic computers like those found in the Learning Commons and computing labs.

  1. Go to apps.sheridancollege.ca and log-in with your Sheridan credentials.

  2. Select the icon for Adobe Creative Cloud and select Visit Website.
     

  3. An automated eligibility check will be performed. If eligible, your account will be created automatically and you will see a message on the screen confirming that your license has been provisioned. You will also receive an email confirmation.
    You will see this message when your licensing rights for Creative Cloud have been granted. You will encounter this message if you have already claimed your Creative Cloud license.

    If you do not receive confirmation that you have been granted access or if you see a message indicating that there is a problem with your account please contact the IT Service Desk by email at servicedesk@sheridancollege.ca or by phone 905-845-9430 ext. 2150

  4. Select Click here to download the software to download the Creative Cloud desktop app. You will see one of the screens below once your download starts. Follow the instructions to complete installation of the Creative Cloud desktop app.
    Mac users will see this window Windows users will see this window.

Using the Creative Cloud Desktop App to Download & Manage Your Apps & Services

The easiest wasy to get Adobe apps, manage updates and access your Adobe services is through the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app.

  1. Launch the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. You will be presented with a log-in window. Enter your Sheridan email address.
    Adobe CC sign-in window

  3. After entering your email address you will be prompted to choose an account. Select Enterprise ID.
    Adobe CC account selection window

  4. You will be directed to Sheridan's single-sign-on page. Enter your Sheridan username and password and login to complete the authentication process.
    Sheridan SSO window

  5. Use the Creative Cloud app to download applications to your device, access learning resources and other Adobe services that have been provisioned for you.
    Authenticated view of Adobe CC desktop app

Accessing Adobe CC from Computers in Academic Labs

Creative Cloud desktop applications are available on both Windows and Mac PCs in Sheridan's open-access computing labs, including those found in the Learning Commons. Certain online features may not be available on open-access devices.

Users Must Authenticate to Access Adobe Apps on shared Academic Lab Computers

Users who want to access Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) apps from a Windows-based lab computer or podium PC will now be required to provide their enterprise credentials to use the apps*. We strongly recommend you use the Creative Cloud Desktop app to manage your log-ins to Adobe CC apps on lab machines.

* This change will be implemented on shared Apple computers found in labs and classroom podiums in the Fall of 2019.

Managing Creative Cloud App Versions

Avoid file compatibility issues when using lab computers or podium PCs for your work. If you want to be able to edit the work you create in Creative Cloud apps both in the lab and on your own machine, be sensitive to the software version you are using.

Adobe Creative Cloud FAQs

What is the difference between an Adobe ID and an Adobe 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".

    Adobe ID is created, owned, and managed by the end user. Adobe performs the authentication and the end user manages the identity. Users retain complete control over files and data associated with their ID.

Effective November 2017, Sheridan College began providing licenses via Enterprise ID. This ID type employs single sign-on by utilizing your Sheridan College user account.

    An Enterprise ID is created, owned, and managed by the organization. Enterprise administrators create an Enterprise ID and issue it to a user. Admins control the access to products and services, and can centrally manage the user accounts.

I'm a returning student and already have an enterprise ID. Do I need a new one?

No. Your Adobe license will continue to work while you are an enrolled student (even through co-op terms). Current students should never provide their credit card information to Adobe. Your license is covered by our Enterprise agreement. If you are being asked to pay, please verify that you are logging in with your Enterprise ID (and not an Adobe ID).

What if I have recently graduated or withdrawn from Sheridan?

There is a grace period of one term for students who have graduated or withdrawn from the college. For example, licenses for students who graduated in April will expire during the last week of August. Students will also be notified of their license expiration via email. Students who have left Sheridan can also can start a new subscription directly with Adobe if they wish to continue using the software. If applicable, students are able to migrate files stored in the Adobe Cloud from an Enterprise account to an Adobe ID account.

What happens if I have been using my Sheridan College email address for my Adobe ID?

Users who have previously used a Sheridan College email address to create an Adobe ID may experience issues when trying to activate their Enterprise ID. To avoid any potential issues, you can change your Adobe ID email address to a personal email address (e.g. Gmail/Hotmail). Here is how:

  1. Go to the Adobe website.
  2. Select Sign-in.
  3. Sign in with the existing email address and password. (If prompted, please ensure that you are logging in using your Adobe ID and not an Enterprise ID).
  4. In the upper-right corner, select the user name and choose My Information.
  5. Change the email address (and password if you like) and select Save my changes.

Will I lose any information switching from an Adobe ID to an Enterprise ID?

When you sign in with your Enterprise ID, you are essentially 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. Files that are saved onto your computer are not impacted. However, 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 see Manual Asset Transfer on the Adobe website.

What if my current Adobe ID subscription obtained from OnTheHub has not expired?

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 February 1, 2017, your license would continue to work until January 31, 2018. Once the current license expires the Adobe ID will no longer have license rights and any associated software will revert to trial mode.

In order to access the latest software and services, it is recommended that you switch over to your new Enterprise ID account. See the Acquiring the License & Accessing Software/Services on the About Adobe CC tab for details.

On how many computers can I install, activate, and use Creative Cloud applications?

You can activate your Creative Cloud license on up to two computers but can only use the software on one computer at a time. The software can also be installed on your College-owned device (if applicable).

I have Creative Cloud activated on two computers. How do I activate it on another computer?

You can activate your Creative Cloud individual subscription on up to two computers at a time (note that the software can only be used on one computer at a time). If you have activated two computers and need to activate a new computer (for example, in the case of a lost or damaged device), you will need to first deactivate one of your other computers.

For more information about how to deactivate a device see Activate and deactivate Adobe Creative Cloud apps on the Adobe website.

How do I install and use Creative Cloud apps on a new computer?

Before you start downloading and installing the Creative Cloud apps on your new computer, make sure that Creative Cloud is deactivated on the computers you no longer want to use.

For more information see How do I install Creative Cloud apps on a new computer? on the Adobe website.

What if I cannot deactivate a computer because the device is no longer available?

If you cannot sign out of Creative Cloud because the computer or device is no longer available, deactivate the computer or device from your Account page.

  1. Visit Adobe.com/ca and sign in with your Adobe Enterprise ID and password.
  2. In the Plans & Products section, select Manage plan.
  3. Under Activated devices, select the x next to the device you want to deactivate.
  4. Select Deactivate.

Once the computer or device is deactivated, you are signed out of Creative Cloud. You can then sign in to Creative Cloud from your new computer. Remember, you can only have two devices activated at any time. Make sure that you have only signed in to your Adobe apps on one other device before signing in (activating) on a second device.

For further details see Activate and deactivate Creative Cloud apps on the Adobe website.

What if I need to be offline for a while? Can I still access my Creative Cloud apps?

The Creative Cloud software verifies the account status on Adobe servers once a day. If the account is still active when the last verification happens, the software status refreshes to run for at least 99 days offline. The software still reminds you to connect to the Internet during this time. These reminders can be suppressed until the last 30 days, when a daily message prompts you to go online and refresh the software status.

For more information please see Internet connectivity, offline grace period, and reminders on the Adobe website.

There is a new version of a certain application for me to download. Am I required to install an upgraded version once it is available?

You can continue using your current version of the product and can decide when and if you want to install a new release.

Be sensitive to file compatibility issues if you are also using lab computers for your work. If you want to be able to edit the work you create in Creative Cloud apps both in the lab and on your own machine, it’s important to use the same version of the software. See Managing Creative Cloud App Versions for further details.

Participating Programs

  • Advanced Special Effects Makeup
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architectural Technician
  • Advanced Television and Film
  • Animation
  • Animation (Bridging)
  • Applied Arts (Game Design)
  • Applied Arts (Interaction Design)
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Animation – Digital Character
  • Craft and Design – Ceramics
  • Craft and Design – Furniture
  • Craft and Design – Glass
  • Craft and Design – Industrial
  • Craft and Design – Textiles
  • Digital Creature Animation
  • Film and Television
  • Game Level Design
  • Illustration
  • Illustration – Bridging
  • Illustration – Interpretive
  • Illustration – Tech and Science
  • Interaction Design
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Decorating
  • Journalism
  • Journalism-New Media
  • Makeup for Media and Creative Arts
  • Media Fundamentals
  • Music Applied to Stage, Screen and Interactive Visual Environments
  • Photography
  • Public Relations Corporate Communications
  • Visual and Creative Arts
  • Visual Effects
  • Visual Merchandising Arts
  • Web Design
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Does Sheridan's Enterprise license give me access to Adobe Mobile Apps?

Only students in select programs and Sheridan employees have access to Adobe Mobile Apps.

What types of files can I store in Creative Cloud?

There are no restrictions on the file types you can store in Creative Cloud.

What happens to my files when I leave the College?

Any files that stored in the cloud will not be maintained once you are no longer an active user. Before you leave the College, please ensure that you save the necessary files by downloading the files from the cloud onto your computer’s hard drive.

For more information see Manual Asset Transfer on the Adobe website.