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Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for St. Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students to use on University owned computers and available to employees for use on their personal computing devices at a substantially reduced subscription cost as long as the university continues to license the Creative Cloud.

If you would like more information about Adobe Creative Cloud, need to have it installed on your University owned computer, or are interested in using it within your courses, please submit a Service Request or contact the IT HelpDesk.

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe is moving away from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud.  Both represent a broad range of applications for graphic design, video and image editing, web development, and related work.  Popular applications include Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, DreamWeaver, Premiere, and Flash.  But, where as you could continue to use Creative Suite applications for as long as you wanted, Creative Cloud applications are licensed for use only as long as you, or the University in this case, pay for (license) them.  And, whereas we were limited in how broadly we could make Creative Suite applications available, we can provide wider access to a deeper list of Creative Cloud applications.


Will Adobe Creative Suite 6 still work on my computer?

For now, yes.  However, Adobe has quit supporting/updating CS6 applications and we will no longer be installing them on University computers.  As we issue new computers or reimage existing computers for any reason, we will be installing Creative Cloud and we would like to have everyone switched from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud by May 2018.  If you are interested in switching to Creative Cloud, please make a Service Request on the IT website or by calling the IT HelpDesk.

Is the Creative Cloud software available in our classrooms and computer labs?

All classrooms, labs, and other publicly available university computers have already been upgraded to Creative Cloud.  If you plan to use Creative Cloud software in your teaching, and have any questions or concerns, please submit a Service Request or contact the IT HelpDesk and an educational technologist will contact you.

How do I get this software?

If you are issued a new computer, or your University issued computer is reimaged for any reason, you will receive the Creative Cloud automatically.  If you would like to have your Adobe software upgraded in the meantime, there are several approaches we might take to doing so and will work with you to identify the best approach to take.  Enter a Service Request on the IT website, or by calling the IT HelpDesk, and we will take it from there.

Our Creative Cloud agreement with Adobe allows for faculty and staff to purchase Creative Cloud licensing for use on their personal computers and other devices at a significantly reduced price.  Access the Abobe webstore here using your SLU email address and network password: 

How can I learn more about Adobe Creative Suite?

This page lists most of the applications available through Creative Cloud (note that we will not be making beta applications available):

Please do not install the trial version of any applications as it will complicate installing the Creative Cloud on your computer; but, do check out the Learn & Support links for more information and access to training materials on the applications. Once you have the Creative Cloud, you will find even more video and text based training and support materials easily available right within the applications.

To explore further training options, please contact the IT Helpdesk to arrange for a consultation with an Educational Technologist.