Adobe is constantly inspired by the work that schools, educators, and students are doing to adapt to new distance, hybrid, and in-person learning environments.
At a time when education technology has never been more vital, the Adobe Education team has been working with our partners to make online learning as smooth and seamless as possible. Read on to see all the ways we’ve recently integrated Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark with the productivity apps educators and students use every day.
Making Adobe apps accessible through Canvas
Millions of K-12 and higher education students and educators use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to communicate about classwork and assignments. And now, at schools that have Adobe Spark licenses, everyone can access Spark and Creative Cloud from right inside Canvas.
Educators can create assignments using Spark and send them through Canvas, students can open and complete the assignments in Spark online and then submit them, and educators can view and comment in Canvas Speedgrader. It’s a roundtrip workflow that simplifies the process for everyone.
Educators and students who have access to Creative Cloud can launch their Creative Cloud apps through Canvas as well. They can sign in, see which apps are available to them, and start creating.
Learn more about our Canvas integrations.
Launching Creative Cloud from inside Blackboard Learn
We’ve also integrated Creative Cloud with the Blackboard LMS to give students and educators quick access to their creative apps and work. Blackboard Learn users can simply click on Creative Cloud in the Course Content feed or System Tools to access apps like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and more — and start creating projects and assignments that deepen their learning and develop their digital literacy.
Learn more about our Blackboard integration.
Viewing Adobe Spark videos inside Flipgrid
The Flipgrid app has always made it easy for K–12 educators and students to share messages and assignments. Until a few months ago, though, teachers could only add static thumbnails of Adobe Spark videos to the Flipgrid Focus area, and students had to leave Flipgrid to watch the videos.
Thanks to a new integration between Flipgrid and Adobe Spark, educators and students can now play full Spark videos right inside the Focus area, saving steps and time.
Learn more about the Spark and Flipgrid integration.
Enhancing virtual classrooms with Spark and Google integrations
Millions of K–12 educators and students use Google Classroom and Google Drive to share files, work together in real time, and stay on top of their projects. Naturally, these tools have become even more critical to the success of distance and hybrid learning. And since so many of the schools that use Google tools also use Adobe Spark to build students’ creative and storytelling skills, we’ve worked with Google to integrate our tools.
Students and educators who use both Adobe Spark and Google Classroom can now skip the file download and upload process and seamlessly send files to Google Classroom — no need to create public links to share files.
In addition, they can send projects right from Spark to their Google Drives using a new option in the Publish menu. Once they do, they’ll see a folder called Adobe Spark in their Google Drives. They can double-click any project in the folder to open it right inside the Adobe Spark Editor and make changes. Students can also start new Adobe Spark creations from within Google Drive by leveraging the “Create” button.
Learn more about our Google for Education integrations.
Bringing the power of Adobe and Microsoft apps together
In K–12 and higher education alike, many educators and students use Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Teams to collaborate and get work done faster. And now that these tools integrate with Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud, it’s even easier for schools to bring creativity and digital literacy to every class.
With OneNote, students and educators can organize their notes and projects, make to-do lists, collaborate on documents with others in real time, and much more. And now, students can embed Adobe Spark posts, pages, and videos inside their OneNote notebooks to share with their teachers and peers. Educators can embed Spark graphics and videos into OneNote to quickly share information, instructions, and assignments with students.
Also, students and educators can now share Adobe Spark projects directly to a Microsoft Teams classroom, eliminating the need to create links or download and upload. Teachers or other students can access the post, web page, or video creation immediately in Teams, with no need to use email or deal with downloads.
Learn more about our Microsoft integrations.
Removing technical barriers to help students build essential creative skills
The Adobe Education team has received a lot of positive feedback on the integrations we’ve released this year, but our work isn’t done. Bookmark this blog to stay up to date as we continue our integration work in 2021.
And to learn more about how Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud can drive digital literacy and improve learning outcomes for students at every level, visit our Creative Cloud for Education page.