Up & Running on the Adobe Education Exchange

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This course is now closed. Find out when this course will be offered again and enroll in other courses on the Collaborative Courses page. 

Course Overview

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.

This two-week collaborative course will orient you to the Adobe Education Exchange, 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. Together, we’ll explore the many ways to learn, teach, connect, discuss, and engage with the community. We’ll introduce 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, we’ll close the course 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.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this two week course, you will:

  • Understand the purpose and goals of the Adobe Education Exchange.
  • Understand the opportunities available to members of the AEE and the ways to get started engaging with the community.
  • Have general knowledge of the tools, programs, resources, and opportunities available to AEE members.
  • Have articulated your professional learning goals and developed an action plan for meeting them.

What to Expect

The course blends asynchronous learning and a live online session over a two-week period.

The course kicks off on Monday, October 26, and closes on Friday, November 13. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course. We provide a suggested pacing to keep you on track during this intensive time period.

During the second week, you can login to a live open-house session to connect with others, ask questions, and get help on your professional learning action plan. To close the course, you’ll have time to create a professional learning action plan that you’ll submit for review by your peers and the instructors. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up if you need to miss any days during the course. All coursework must be submitted no later than midnight UTC on Friday, November 13 , if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.

Live Session

During Week 2, we’ll host an online session where participants can ask questions, connect with us and others, discuss learning goals and plans, and get help. More details about this live sessions, including the date and times will be announced at a later date.

Course Timeline and Important Dates

  • Monday, October 26: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Plan your participation and get started.
  • Wednesday, November 4: Enrollment closes
  • Thursday, November 5: Online office hours
    • Option A: 7:30 AM Eastern (UTC-5 hours) New York time
    • Option B: 7:30 PM Eastern (UTC-5 hours) New York time
  • Friday, November 13: Course ends. Last day to submit assignments to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course.

Note: Dates and times are subject to change up until the course starts.


This is an introductory course and the only prequalification is to have a free Adobe Education Exchange account (which is required to enroll in this course).

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require about 8 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 8 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement.


Matt Niemitz

ellen flaherty

Adobe Education

Course Workshops
Learn, Teach, Connect, & Collaborate Learn about the Adobe Education Exchange including the goals and purpose, how to use the platform, and the many ways to engage with the community.
Teaching and Sharing Creatively Learn about the many free programs, resources, and opportunities available from Adobe. Create your professional learning plan to kickstart your engagement in the AEE community.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Week 2, Creative Teaching Profile
52 33
Week 2, Adobe programs and resources for demonstrating creativity and creative careers
83 36
Photo upload
88 2
Questions for Instructors
110 14
Week 1, Creativity in Education
128 60
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