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Adobe at ISU 

All Faculty, staff, and graduate assistants of Illinois State University have access to both the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications and Adobe Document Cloud, a paper-to-electronic document service on both University and personally owned computers and mobile devices (maximum of 2 at a time). Students can use Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Acrobat Pro DC in the University computer labs and select departmental labs.

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?​​

Adobe Creative Cloud is​ a set of applications and services that gives users access to a collection​ of software for graphic design, video editing, web d​evelopment, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and some optional cloud services.

What is Adobe Document Cloud?

Adobe Document Cloud (ADC) for Illinois State consists mainly of the Adobe Acrobat DC software application.  Included are enhanced features including forms, document tracking, and e-documents which are accessible across a variety of operating platforms.

License Benefits

Faculty, staff, and employed graduate assistants may use Adobe software on both University and personally owned computers and mobile devices (maximum of 2 at a time).  For computers owned and/or managed by the University, consult with your local IT support organization.  For personally owned computers, go to and “Sign In” with your University email address and password.  Many Adobe mobile apps are available via the iTunes or Android store and advanced features can be “unlocked” by signing in.  Consult the FAQ for more information.

Getting Started



Adobe Community Forums  



Adobe Education Exchange


Adobe's official website--springboard for all things Adobe.  Sign in to the website to start your creative journey! 

Meet experts, learn Adobe products, find inspiration and networking opportunities and access tips, tricks, tutorials and resources.



Free courses, workshops & teaching materials.  Connect with the creative education community.


Adobe Portfolio



Apps for Education




Adobe's Portfolio service is a WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop interface that allows you to create a portfolio website to showcase your creative assets.  

Not sure which Adobe apps are useful for websites, app development, portfolios or illustration?  This is an excellent resource for categorizing each app and sample projects for each.

Online portfolio for designers and creatives.  Showcase your work for prospective employers.  Gain inspiration by following your favorite designers.




Index of Student Service Learning Documentary Films​​
Adobe Creative Cloud Across the Curriculum is a new kind of resource for learners who increasingly work in digital realms, students who are likely to produce media and not just consume it, and future professionals who read, write, think, and communicate in digital, networked environments. ​Teaching resources developed by Todd Taylor. Professor Todd Taylor of UNC-Chapel Hill, directs the First-year Writing Program at UNC and has also launched the Carolina Digital Literacy Initiative in partnership with Adobe. Todd’s work is focused on the evolution of literacy in response to digital and media technologies. Todd has been instrumental in stressing the importance of digital literacy as well as providing how-to for institutions. While his efforts were born in the English department, his work touches all disciplines. ​A collection of more than forty student films from across the curriculum. Curated by Todd Taylor.


Getting Help

Adobe has an excellent support website, including troubleshooting tips, tutorials and more.  To access the Adobe Help Center, use the button located in the navigation menu to the left, or navigate to

If you are having trouble logging in, or you need additional help not covered at the Adobe Help Center, please contact the Technology Support Center by calling (309) 438-4357 (HELP) between 7:30AM - 10:00PM Monday - Friday or 10:00AM - 6:30PM on weekends.  You can also visit us in person in Julian Hall 145 between 8:00AM - 6:00PM Monday - Friday or Noon - 3:00PM on weekends.  You can also contact us by email at or check our knowledge base for Adobe-related information at

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