Adobe Creative Cloud At-Home Access
The free “At-Home” access provided by Adobe ended on July 6th, 2020. Loyola faculty and staff can still access the Adobe products on Loyola imaged machines. Faculty and staff that do not have access to a Loyola imaged machine or prefer to work on personal workstations are eligible for “At-Home” access as part of the University license agreement. Current faculty and staff who need “At-Home” access should contact the ITS Service Desk. Once added to the “At-Home” license group, individuals can follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
Loyola students enrolled in Spring 2021 courses that require Adobe Creative Cloud access can receive an Adobe "At-Home" license for the semester. Instructors must contact Information Technology Services (ITS) and request access for each specific class that requires an Adobe Creative Cloud license. ITS will grant an Adobe Creative Cloud "At-Home" license to all students currently enrolled in the courses indicated by the instructors.
1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your school credentials to sign in.
2. If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen.
3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.
For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.
"Try or Buy" Prompt
If you install and launch Acrobat DC on a Windows computer, you may be asked to sign in and then see a Try or Buy prompt. To resolve the issue, do the following:
- Exit Acrobat DC, if it is running.
- Download the AcrobatStudentAccess.zip file and extract it on your your computer.
- Right-click the included .exe file and choose Run As Administrator (Click Yes or enter your computer password, if prompted)
- Launch Acrobat DC. It should now launch without asking you to sign-in.
Please visit this Adobe Help page for more common questions.
For Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges”. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: Photoshop, XD and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at www.behance.net/adobelive.
For faculty seeking to engage students during campus closures, Adobe has curated resources to help them discover inspiring projects, best practices, and new ideas so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments. For more information visit Adobe’s distance learning resources page.