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- VIDEO: What is the Adobe Education Exchange?
- VIDEO: Getting Started
- Up & Running on the Adobe Education Exchange workshop
The Adobe Education Exchange helps ignite creativity in classrooms worldwide by connecting the education community through professional development, teaching resources, and peer-to-peer collaboration.
Watch this getting started tour to get an overview of the Adobe Education Exchange and find out how to get started using it.
The best way to get started on the Adobe Education Exchange is to complete this orientation workshop. This workshop will orient you to the many free programs, resources, and opportunities available to you, and help you get up and running to make the most of this community dedicated to creative teaching. You'll explore the many ways to learn, teach, discuss, and connect with the community. You'll learn about Adobe's creative tools, creative teaching and learning programs, and Adobe's efforts to promote creativity in education. As a way to kickstart your commitment to igniting creativity in your classroom, the workshop will wrap-up by helping you set professional learning goals and work out an action plan for how you'll accomplish those goals and who you will collaborate with to help you along the way.
- VIDEO: How to search and browse for content
Watch the video to learn how to use the search and filtered search functions to find the learning opportunities, teaching materials, discussions, and members you are looking for. Click on the magnifying glass icon on any page of the Adobe Education Exchange to start a search or filtered search. You can filter searches by category, product, subject, and age level.
- VIDEO: How to start a discussion topic
Watch the video to learn how to ask a question, solicit advice, or start a dialogue about an interesting topic by starting a discussion topic on the Adobe Education Exchange. Find the link to create a new discussion on your Discussions dashboard or navigate to https://edex.adobe.com/discussions/start-discussion/.
- VIDEO: How to collaborate on content
- You can comment on teaching materials and discussion topics by inserting a comment at the bottom of each material or discussion topic. Use comments to ask questions or provide feedback.
- Reply to a comment by clicking the "Reply to comment" button next to a comment on a resource or discussion topic.
- Rate resources or discussion topics by selecting a rating that reflects the quality of the content and provides some feedback to the author. You can rate resources on a scale of 1 to 5.
- Click the Best Answer button, when you think a comment most effectively and completely answers a question in the discussion forums.
Watch this video to learn how to add comments and ratings on discussion topics and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange.
- Adding favorites
- Viewing your favorited content
Click the heart icon in the top right corner of any resource or discussion topic to add it to your favorites.
- VIDEO: How to find a connect with other members
- How do I view the members I am following?
- How do I view the members who are following me?
Watch this video to learn how to find and connect with members on the Adobe Education Exchange.
View a list of the members you are following by clicking the Connections / Following link in your dashboard.
View a list of the members that are following you by clicking the Connections / Followers link in your dashboard.
- What are groups?
- How do I find a group?
- How do I join a group?
- How do I start a new group?
- Where can I find the groups I am a member of?
Groups are public or private spaces for small groups of Adobe Education Exchange members to collaborate on teaching materials and discussions on a topic of mutual interest to the group members.
Use the search to find groups that are available for you to join. Add the Connect / Groups filter to your search to narrow the results or click here to see all groups. Note that only public groups will appear in the search results.
To join a group, click on the yellow Join Group button at the top of the group homepage.
If you are interested in starting a new group, please complete the AEE Feedback Form and select "I’m interested in starting a new group" from the "Why are you contacting us?" dropdown menu.
You can find the groups that you are a member of on your Connections / Groups dashboard. You can also leave a group from this Groups dashboard by clicking on the Leave group icon.
- How do I invite my peers to join the AEE?
Click on the heart icon in the main header to invite a friend to join the Adobe Education Exchange. You can invite peers via email, Facebook, or Twitter and you will earn AEE status points for each peer that joins the AEE.
- How do I earn points?
- How do I earn badges?
You can earn points for sharing teaching materials, adding comments, and many more activities to reach five different status levels. When you reach a new level, you'll earn a new status badge that appears on your profile page. Visit the Leaderboard page to see what activities earn points (click on the How to earn points tab).
You can earn special badges for completing specific activities on the community. Learn what it takes to earn each badge and challenge yourself to pick up badges to display on your profile for all community members to see. Visit the Leaderboard page to see what activities earn badges (click on the Badges tab).
- Many resources of the Adobe Education Exchange include links to PDF files and/or PDF Portfolios. Most PDF files are viewable in your Internet browser and will open as a new tab or window. PDF Portfolios are not viewable in an Internet browser and require you to save the file to your computer and open with the free Adobe Reader software. To save a PDF file in the Adobe Education Exchange, right-click or Control-click on the file link and click Save File As.
- VIDEO: Professional Development on the Adobe Education Exchange
Adobe is committed to providing free professional development opportunities, designed by educators for educators. Learn how to find and start these professional development opportunities on the Adobe Education Exchange, including self-paced workshops, collaborative courses, live events, and the Adobe Education Trainer program.
- How do I find collaborative courses to participate in?
- When will new courses be announced/offered?
- VIDEO: Course Orientation
- How much do Adobe Education Exchange courses cost?
- What software is required to participate in a course?
- What if I don't finish a course? Can I re-enroll again in the future?
- How do I unenroll/drop a course?
- When will I get my course completion certificate?
- Where can I download my course certificate?
- My course certificate doesn't have my name on it.
- How can I get professional development or continuing education credit for completing a course?
- I haven't received my course badge from Credly.
- I need help with using Adobe software to create my course assignment.
New AEE courses are announced regularly and we strive to offer as many courses as possible. Keep an eye on the AEE newsletters for course announcements. If you have an idea for a future course topic, please use the email form below to tell us about it.
Watch this video on how to work on a collaborative course including information on navigating to the course homepage, an overview of the sections on the course homepage, finding and participating in course discussions, completing course workshops, submitting weekly assignments and assignment feedback, and checking your progress on a course.
Adobe Education Exchange courses are completely free. There is no cost to enroll in a course and no cost to complete a course.
Software requirements vary depending on the course. Please refer to the course homepage for the software requirements.
There is no penalty or consequences for not finishing a course. We completely understand that things happen that make finishing not possible. Rest assured that you will still be able to access the course content after the course has closed and you will be able to enroll again in any future courses.
Before a course starts, you can click on the unenroll link at the bottom of the course homepage to unenroll in the course. Once a course officially starts, you cannot unenroll from the course. However, there is no reason to unenroll from a course as there is no penalty for not finishing and no restrictions on enrolling in future courses. By staying enrolled, you will retain access to the course content after the course has closed.
At the conclusion of a course, instructors will review all final assignments and determine if they meet the requirements for completing the course. Once reviews are completed, all course participants will receive notice via email about their course completion. Due to the volume of final assignments, please allow up to 2 weeks for this process to be completed.
Once you have successfully completed a course, you can download the certificate via the link in the course completion email notification. You can also access your course certificate in your Learning dashboard. Use the filters to show completed courses then roll-over the course to see the link to your certificate.
Course certificates are provided in PDF form with a text entry box to add your name. Once you have added your name, you can print it and display it proudly!
Adobe Education is unable to offer professional development or CEU hours for course completion. However, we encourage you to take your course certificate and apply for the hours with your school/university administration.
Course badges are awarded via Credly shortly after the course completion notifications are sent. Please check your email for a notification from email@example.com. Note that these emails can sometimes end up in spam/junk mail folders. Please check there first and allow a week after course completion before checking with us.
Please ask your question in the Questions for instructors thread within the course discussion forums. The AEE support team is unable to provide software training or support for course assignments.
- How do I find self-paced workshops to participate in?
- Will I get a certificate or badge for completing a self-paced workshop?
- How can I get professional development or continuing education credit for completing a self-paced workshop?
- How can I check my progress on a workshop? Where can I find all the workshops I have participated in?
At the moment, badges and certificates are not awarded for completing a self-paced workshop.
Adobe Education is unable to offer professional development or CEU hours for self-paced workshop completion. However, we encourage you to take a screenshot showing working completion and a description of the workshop and apply for the hours with your school/university administration. Self-paced workshops represent between 3 and 5 hours of credit.
Find the workshop you are working on in the "Pick up where I left off" section at the top of your Dashboard. You can roll over the workshop card and see your progress and how to pick up where you left off. To find all the workshops you have started or completed, navigate to your Learning Dashboard. Use the filters to show workshops only.
- How do I find live events to participate in?
- Where do live events take place? How do I attend a live event?
- How do I find out the time of a live event in my time zone?
- Are live webinars recorded? How can I get the link to the recording?
Most live events take place online through an Adobe Connect web conference. Audio is delivered through voice over IP (VOIP) within the Connect meeting room. Instructions on how to attend the live event will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event. In most cases, you should enter the web conference as a Guest and no login is required.
Please use timeanddate.com to convert the posted time and date of the live event to your time zone.
All live events are recorded, when possible. Recordings are posted to the event page and notifications that include the recording link are sent to all event registrants.
- The Adobe Education Exchange is free to join and all content available on it is free.
- Using your existing Adobe ID to join the Adobe Education Exchange
- Creating a new Adobe ID to join the Adobe Education Exchange
- Using an Adobe Enterprise ID to join the Adobe Education Exchange
- To have the best experience possible, please take care to create only one Adobe Education Exchange account.
The Adobe Education Exchange uses the Adobe ID for account credentials. If you are using any other Adobe online services or have purchased a Creative Cloud subscription, you already have an Adobe ID. If you already have an Adobe ID, you can use the Sign-In button to sign into the Adobe Education Exchange. An account will be created for you.
From any page, click the Join Now button to register for the Adobe Education Exchange. Follow the directions to complete the form to create a new Adobe ID account. Creating an Adobe ID is free.
If your institution uses the Adobe Enterprise ID, you can use that to login to the Adobe Education Exchange. Click on the Sign In link and then click on the "Sign In with an Enterprise ID" link at the bottom of the page.
- How to sign into the Adobe Education Exchange
- How to sign in with an Adobe Enterprise ID
From any page on the Adobe Education Exchange, click the Sign In button in the header. Enter your Adobe ID email address and password and click Sign In.
If your institution uses the Adobe Enterprise ID, you can use that to login to the Adobe Education Exchange. Click on the Sign In link and then click on the "Sign In with an Enterprise ID" link at the bottom of the page.
- If you have forgotten your Adobe ID and/or your password, please click the Forgot password? link on the Sign In screen. Follow the directions to recover your Adobe ID or reset your password.
- If you experience issues recovering your username or password, please refer to the Adobe ID FAQ for solutions to common problems. Contact Support if you need additional assistance.
- If you experience errors when attempting to register or sign in, please refer to the Adobe ID FAQ for solutions to common problems.
- Login to your account on Adobe.com and navigate to the Accounts page to make changes to your personal information.
- VIDEO: Completing your Adobe Education Exchange profile
- Click the blue Edit Profile button on your member profile page. Make the required changes to your profile. Changes are automatically saved to your profile. Click the Back to Profile button to leave the editing mode and return to your profile page.
- About the Dashboard
- How do I manage my learning opportunities?
- How do I manage my teaching content?
- How do I manage my discussions?
- How do I manage my connections?
The Member Dashboard is your Adobe Education Exchange homepage and the hub for all your activity. You can find learn, teach, discuss, and connect content recommended for you based on your interests. You can pick up where you left off on courses, workshops, and draft teaching materials and discussions. And you can manage all your activity with the Learning, Teaching, Discussions, and Connections sections of your dashboard. You can access your dashboard by clicking on the Adobe Education Exchange logotype in the header or clicking on My Dashboard in the Profile Picture dropdown menu.
Click on the Learning section of your dashboard to see the workshops and courses you have participated in. You can use the filters or search to narrow the list of workshops and courses. Rollover the course or workshop card to see more information about it and check on your progress.
Click on the Teaching section of your dashboard to see the teaching materials you have Drafted, Published, Favorited, Commented On, and Viewed. You can use the search field to search among the materials in each list. Click on a record in the list to reveal options to Edit, Share, and Delete those records. Note that you can select multiple records if you are trying to delete more than one at a time. Finally, you can click on the Create New button to add a new teaching material.
Click on the Discussions section of your dashboard to see the discussions you have Drafted, Published, Favorited, Commented On, and Viewed. You can use the search field to search among the discussions in each list. Click on a record in the list to reveal options to Edit, Share, and Delete those records. Note that you can select multiple records if you are trying to delete more than one at a time. Finally, you can click on the Create New button to add a new discussion.
Click on the Connections section of your dashboard to see the Members you are following, your followers, and the groups you are a member of. You can use the search field to search among the connections in each list.
- How do I access my account settings?
- How do I change my interests?
Click on the Account Settings link in your Profile Picture dropdown menu to access your account settings or navigate to https://edex.adobe.com/account/settings.
On your Account Settings page, click on Interests. Make changes to the activities, subjects, age levels, and Adobe software and services you are interested in. This information will help us recommend content to you on your dashboard.
- Click on the Account Settings link in your Profile Picture dropdown menu to access your account settings or navigate to https://edex.adobe.com/account/settings. Toggle the checkbox to subscribe or unsubscribe to newsletters, announcements, and notifications.
- How do I delete my account?
- Note that this action does not delete your Adobe ID, which is used for additional Adobe services and product registration. If you wish to delete your Adobe ID, please refer to the Adobe ID FAQ.
- To reactivate your account, you can log back in to the Adobe Education Exchange with your existing Adobe ID. All your profile information will be restored on the Adobe Education Exchange. You'll need to republish your resources and discussions from a draft state to restore your shared content.
- If you prefer to delete your account with no option for recovery, please use the contact form below to confirm your desire to do so.
To delete your account, Click on the Account Settings link in your Profile Picture dropdown menu to access your account settings or navigate to https://edex.adobe.com/account/settings. Click on Delete Account in the left navigation and then click the “I want to delete my account” link. When you delete your account, your profile and any learning activity progress, teaching materials, discussions, and comments you shared will be disappear from the Adobe Education Exchange immediately. People will no longer be able to search for you or view any of your information.
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- Creativity in Education
Today, we're facing major challenges in our global economy, in our environment, and in social issues. The need for creative ideas has never been greater. The opportunity to express your ideas digitally, and tell the world, has also never been greater. That's where Adobe can help. Find research, inspiration, and information about Adobe's focus on creativity in Education.
- Adobe Education Programs
Find information about Adobe’s programs in education, including community, teaching and learning, creative careers, and advocacy programs.
- Adobe Digital Careers teaching resources
The Adobe Digital Careers Teaching Resources include four project-based curriculums and dozens of modular activities for teaching design, research, communication, project management, and technical skills with the Adobe Creative Cloud tools. Prepare secondary and higher education students for successful creative careers with these ISTE and Adobe Certified Associate aligned resources. Explore the four Adobe curriculums or create your own curriculum with the modular activities.
- Adobe ConnectED Portal
- Eligibility Requirements
- Application Process
Adobe has committed $300 million in software and professional development to help youth in Title I schools express their creativity and build digital skills. Learn more about this program and apply for a donation.
- Adobe Education Leader (AEL) program
- Adobe Education Leaders have the AEL badge displayed on their profile card to denote their membership in this program.
The Adobe Education Leaders (AEL) program highlights the contributions of innovative educators who are effectively using Adobe tools and applications to promote excellence in the classroom.
- Adobe Campus Leader (ACL) program
- Program details
- Application process
- Application form
- Adobe Campus Leaders have the ACL badge displayed on their profile card to denote their membership in this program.
Adobe Campus Leaders are a global community of educators who foster creativity with Adobe solutions. They bring fresh ideas and new ways of teaching the creative process and creative expression to their students and colleagues.
- Adobe Education Trainer (AET) program
- Adobe Education Trainer group (private/for members only)
- Adobe Education Trainers have the AET badge displayed on their profile card to denote their membership in this program.
An Adobe Education Trainer is an individual that a) provides training on Adobe tools and solutions to individuals and institutions in the education space and b) who maintains high standards for reach and quality by meeting or exceeding the requirements outlined below.
Find resources for AETs (including the form for reporting activities) and discussions in the private group.
- Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts.
- Adobe Corporate Responsibility initiatives
- Corporate Responsibility programs in Education
Learn about the Adobe Corporate Responsibility programs
How are we enhancing education around the world? Through Project 1324, where youth create digital media to tell powerful stories for social change. Through programs that teach underrepresented youth how to code. And through a $300 million commitment to Title 1 secondary schools in the U.S.
Our new initiative provides opportunities for emerging creatives to connect, share, and increase the visibility and impact of their work.
Adobe Creativity Scholarships provide tuition assistance to young people to help them realize their creative potential. Our Creativity Scholars see self-expression as a way to make a difference in the world.
The world needs more programmers to build products, fix problems and move our economies forward. Adobe's Youth Coding Initiative works to address the shortage by providing educational opportunities to underrepresented youth.
Self-expression, collaboration and persistence – just a few of the life skills students learned through Adobe Youth Voices. By teaching them to tell their stories via digital media, we helped build their creative confidence to spur social change.
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- Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) program
- Find an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) testing center
- Find Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam preparation materials
- Learn about the difference between ACA and ACE certifications and available pathways for individuals (PDF) and schools (PDF).
The Adobe Certified Associate is an industry-recognized credential that demonstrates proficiency in Adobe digital skills. Whether you're just starting out in your career, looking to switch jobs or interested in preparing students for success in the job market, the Adobe Certified Associate program is for you. Explore the links below to get started.
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- Learn about the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program
- Find an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) testing center
- Find Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam preparation materials
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- To purchase Student and Teacher Edition software, please visit the Adobe Education Store.
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- Learn about Adobe Volume Licensing programs for Education customers.
- Purchase volume licenses online
- Visit the Partner Finder to view Adobe Authorized Education Resellers that sell Adobe products at low education prices for students, faculty and staff, and educational institutions.
To buy Adobe products for your institution, start by reviewing your licensing options.
Creative Cloud for education licensing options are designed to support your institution's deployment needs.
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