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  • VIDEO: What is the Adobe Education Exchange?
  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Getting Started
  • Watch this getting started tour to get an overview of the Adobe Education Exchange and find out how to get started using it.

  • Up & Running on the Adobe Education Exchange workshop
  • 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 collaborate on content
  • Watch this video to learn how to add comments and ratings on discussion topics and resources on the Adobe Education Exchange.

  • 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.
  • Adding favorites
  • Click the heart icon in the top right corner of any resource or discussion topic to add it to your favorites.

  • Viewing your favorited content
  • View your favorite content in your dashboard. Click on Teaching / Favorited or Discussions / Favorited to find the content you have marked as a favorite.

  • What are groups?
  • 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.

  • How do I find a group?
  • 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.

  • How do I join a group?
  • To join a group, click on the yellow Join Group button at the top of the group homepage.

  • How do I start a new group?
  • 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.

  • Where can I find the groups I am a member of?
  • 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?
  • 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).

  • How do I earn badges?
  • 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?
  • Check out the courses recommended for you in the Learn section of your Dashboard or find a full listing of courses on the Professional Development / Courses page

  • When will new courses be announced/offered?
  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Course Orientation
  • 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.

  • How much do Adobe Education Exchange courses cost?
  • Adobe Education Exchange courses are completely free. There is no cost to enroll in a course and no cost to complete a course.

  • What software is required to participate in a course?
  • Software requirements vary depending on the course. Please refer to the course homepage for the software requirements.

  • What if I don't finish a course? Can I re-enroll again in the future?
  • 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.

  • How do I unenroll/drop a course?
  • 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.

  • When will I get my course completion certificate?
  • 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.

  • Where can I download my course certificate?
  • 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.

  • My course certificate doesn't have my name on it.
  • 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!

  • How can I get professional development or continuing education credit for completing a course?
  • 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.

  • I haven't received my course badge from Credly.
  • Course badges are awarded via Credly shortly after the course completion notifications are sent. Please check your email for a notification from alerts@credly.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.

  • I need help with using Adobe software to create my course assignment.
  • 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?
  • Check out the self-paced workshops recommended for you in the Learn section of your Dashboard or find a full listing of workshops on the Professional Development / Workshops page.

  • Will I get a certificate or badge for completing a self-paced workshop?
  • At the moment, badges and certificates are not awarded for completing a self-paced workshop.

  • How can I get professional development or continuing education credit 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.

  • How can I check my progress on a workshop? Where can I find all the workshops I have participated in?
  • 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?
  • Check out the events recommended for you in the Learn section of your Dashboard or find a full listing of events on the Professional Development / Live Events page.

  • Where do live events take place? How do I attend a live event?
  • 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.

  • How do I find out the time of a live event in my time zone?
  • Please use timeanddate.com to convert the posted time and date of the live event to your time zone.

  • Are live webinars recorded? How can I get the link to the recording?
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Creating a new Adobe ID to join the Adobe Education Exchange
  • 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.

  • Using an Adobe Enterprise ID to join the Adobe Education Exchange
  • 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.

  • To have the best experience possible, please take care to create only one Adobe Education Exchange account.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • How do I manage my learning opportunities?
  • 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.

  • How do I manage my teaching content?
  • 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.

  • How do I manage my discussions?
  • 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.

  • How do I manage my connections?
  • 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?
  • 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.

  • How do I change my interests?
  • 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.
  • 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 Education Leader (AEL) 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 Education Leaders have the AEL badge displayed on their profile card to denote their membership in this program.
  • Adobe Campus Leader (ACL) 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.

  • 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 Education Trainer (AET) 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.

  • Adobe Education Trainer group (private/for members only)
  • Find resources for AETs (including the form for reporting activities) and discussions in the private group.

  • Adobe Education Trainers have the AET badge displayed on their profile card to denote their membership in this program.
  • 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
  • Learn about the Adobe Corporate Responsibility programs

  • Corporate Responsibility programs in Education
  • 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.

    Project 1324

    Our new initiative provides opportunities for emerging creatives to connect, share, and increase the visibility and impact of their work.

    Adobe Creativity Scholarships

    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.

    Youth Coding Initiative

    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.

    Adobe Youth Voices

    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.

  • Find live events where you can connect with Adobe Education
  • Where possible, Adobe Education participates in regional, national, and international education events and competitions. If you would like Adobe Education to consider participating in your event, click "I still need help..." and provide specific event information in the form. Adobe Education will respond to your event inquiry if we are interested in participating.
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