Adobe Creative Cloud has been integrated with Canvas, allowing millions of students and educators to access creative tools like Spark, Photoshop and Illustrator from within the LMS many schools use every day.
“As educators bring Creative Cloud and Spark into the classroom via Canvas they can build their students’ digital literacy as well as the essential ‘soft skills’ the modern workplace demands, including creativity, storytelling, collaboration, and presentation skills," said Christopher Bradman, General Manager for Instructure, Asia Pacific
Creative Cloud delivers a complete set of industry-standard apps and services that empower students and educators to create professional-quality communications, including photographs, illustrations, infographics, layouts, animations, videos, web and mobile experiences, and more.
Adobe Spark part of Creative Cloud, but also available as a separate license that’s free for education customers offers simple tools that make it easy for students to create beautifully designed research papers, essays, posters, presentations, graphics, and short videos for any class. Educators can use Spark to create their own class materials and assignment templates as well.
Simplifying access to Adobe tools through Canvas
To connect Canvas with Spark and/or Creative Cloud, IT administrators need to sign in to Canvas, toggle on the relevant developer keys from Adobe, and then complete steps to install the software either globally or into select courses.
At schools that have Creative Cloud licenses, educators and students can access their Creative Cloud apps directly within the Rich Content Editor within Canvas. They can sign in, see the apps that are available to them, and even launch the latest apps from within Canvas.
At schools that have Spark licenses, users can sign in and access Spark right from Canvas. Educators can create assignments using Spark, starting either with templates or open-ended web pages, videos, or graphics. They can enter assignment names, add instructions for students, and send Spark assignments through Canvas. Students can open assignments in Spark online, complete the work, and turn them in with a few clicks. The Spark assignments will be frozen at the time of submission, and educators can easily view and comment on them in Canvas SpeedGrader.
To learn more about the integration between Canvas and Adobe tools and see steps for signing in, creating assignments, and more, read the article on Adobe’s support site and visit https://www.instructure.com/canvas/en-au