Skill Builder Mobile Apps

Jun 5, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017
Enroll until 6/26/2017 UTC

Welcome to Skill Builder Mobile Apps

“We’re thrilled to offer students access to Adobe tools on these devices, allowing them to learn the way they do best – by doing and creating,” said Mark Rupert, Senior Director of Education at Adobe. “As a company, our goal is to empower every student to be a lifelong creator and having our free mobile apps on Chromebooks will help us reach millions more students who can bring their ideas to life."

This is a free course run by educators for educators.

This three week course is the starting point for any educator wishing to use Adobe tools to begin their creative design journey. The course will introduce educators to Adobe mobile apps and guide you through producing highly creative digital outcomes. We will introduce best practice workflows with  Adobe Spark, Adobe Photoshop Mix, Adobe Draw and Adobe Comp.

Course Overview

Do you want to be able to harness student creativity? Do you want to give your students something more than basic word processing skills and you don’t know where to start? Are you intrigued about what is possible with Adobe mobile apps?

Adobe Creative Cloud apps give students using Chromebooks, iPads and other mobile devices the tools they need to be more creative. Using the classroom environment to learn how to problem solve and develop creative skills by using technology is more important than ever for the future workforce. This course will allow you to start that process.

This short course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional Skill Builder courses designed to help educators to start using Adobe tools to become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this course you will be able to:

  • Start to use Adobe Mobile Apps

  • Create and edit graphics and images

  • Build confidence in using Adobe Apps

  • Be more confident users of digital technologies

  • Prepare educators “To undertake future Adobe Generation Pro courses”.

What to Expect

This short course kicks off on Monday, June 5 and ends on Friday, July 7. 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.

For both weeks 1 and 2, you will be attending a live class session (or viewing a recording). During the third week, you’ll be creating a simple reflection on your learning.

For the first round of graduations all work must be submitted no later than 11pm BST on Friday, July 7, if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit. 

The course will close on July 7 and will reopen shortly after and remain open for three months for those of you who wish to join later. You will still be able to graduate and earn the course credits if you have completed the course requirements and graduation will take place at regular intervals while the course remains open.

Live Class 1 takes place at the following date: Wednesday, June 7.

For more information about this course please download this pdf.

Why not check out some of our other Skill Builder courses:

Skill Builder UX – September 11th

Skill Builder Mobile Apps 2 - October 9th

Skill Builder Supporting STEAM - November 6th

Skill Builder Supporting Humanities and English Opens - December 4th

Or these self paced Skill Builder courses running now:

Skill Builder Design for Print and Screen

Skill Builder Digital Video for Education

Skill Builder Imaging with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for Education

Interested in continuing your professional development further, enroll in upcoming courses:

Adobe Generation Pro Graphics & Publishing opens - September 4

Adobe Generation Pro UX2UI Fall 2017 opens - October 2

Adobe Generation Pro Games Design Opens November 6

Or interested in developing your digital training skills with our Train the Trainer Course: opens June 12, 2017


Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Ross Wallis


Sjaani van den Berg

Course Workshops
Class 1 We’ll start with a brief orientation on how to get the most from this course. Then we’ll introduce design fundamentals and dive straight into creating digital assets with Adobe Spark Page, Adobe Comp and Adobe Photoshop Mix.
Class 2 Dig deeper into the creative power of Adobe Spark Video and become familiar with Adobe Photoshop Mix and Adobe Comp.
Achieving Accreditation In this brief section, we'll wrap up the course and move towards graduation.
Enrolled Members
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