Deadline Extension: The course will now close 1 week later than planned on November 18 at 11pm UTC. 

Course Overview

This five-week course focuses on the deceptively simple art of animation. Educators create a number of different types of digital animations using the latest Adobe tools. Throughout the process, participants explore best practices for integrating digital media into your classroom. All the content you produce can be used to model good practices within your own university, college or school. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme and an industry expert from the world of digital animation. As a result, you’ll become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools, more effective as a teacher, and more of an inspiration to your students.

We will be exploring Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.

This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators 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.

Join higher education tutors: Mark Shufflebottom from Sheridan College, Canada; Joseph Labrecque from University of Denver; Matthijs Clasenar from Grafisch Lyceum, Rotterdam.

Learning Objectives

By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create animations using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Animate CC.
  • Develop technical skills as well as a critical language about the craft of animation.
  • Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  • Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.
  • Interact with experts from the world of animation as well as fellow educators from around the globe.

Note: The content for this course is subject to change as the technology for creating animations changes.

What to Expect

The course kicks off on Monday, September 26 and ends on Friday, November 18. 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.

Each week, you will be attending a live class session (or viewing a recording). After the final week, you’ll be creating a final project that you’ll submit for review by the instructors. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up if you need to miss any days during the course. All work must be submitted no later than 11pm UTC on November 18, if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.

Live Classes

Live class sessions will be hosted at dates and times that are to be confirmed. There will be several times to attend to live class to accommodate course participants in different time zones, or you will be able to view a recording. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect.

Course Timeline and Important Dates

  • Monday, September 26: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Review pre-course readings and plan your participation.
  • Thursday, November 10: Enrollment closes
  • Friday, November 18: 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 level course. No prior experience is assumed but a basic knowledge of the internet and basic understanding of digital technologies will be useful.

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require at minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.

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