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Adobe Express for Education

  1. Adobe Express User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. Adobe Express Overview
    2. What's new in Adobe Express
    3. Adobe Express system requirements
    4. Keyboard shortcuts | Adobe Express
    5. Adobe Express | Frequently asked questions
    6. Release Notes
  3. Create and edit graphics, photos, and videos
    1. Getting started with Adobe Express templates
    2. Create multiple pages in Adobe Express
    3. Create a web page using Adobe Express
    4. Create a video using Adobe Express
    5. Animate texts and photos
    6. Import color themes from Adobe Color
  4. Create and manage brands
    1. How to create and manage your brand in Adobe Express
    2. Learn how to manage shared brands and branding assets in Adobe Express
    3. Using Custom fonts in Adobe Express
  5. Content Scheduler
    1. Content Scheduler Overview
    2. Connect social media accounts
    3. Schedule and publish social media posts
    4. Media specifications for social media posts
  6. Quick action
    1. Resize your images using quick action
    2. Remove background from your images using quick action
    3. Convert your images to JPG or PNG using quick action
    4. Trim your video using quick action
    5. Resize your video using quick action
    6. Convert to GIF using quick action
    7. Crop video using quick action
    8. Learn how to Convert PDF and Export PDF using quick action
    9. Edit PDF text and images using quick action
    10. Combine PDF files and organize PDF pages using quick action
    11. Animate a character from audio using quick action
    12. FAQ | Quick actions
  7. Publish and share
    1. Collaborating and sharing on Adobe Express
    2. Hosting your Adobe Express projects
    3. Creating and using Creative Cloud Libraries
    4. Transferring projects between accounts
    5. Privacy and permissions
  8. Adobe Express on mobile
    1. Adobe Express for iOS
    2. Adobe Express for Android
    3. Manage Adobe Express subscriptions on iOS
    4. Manage Adobe Express subscriptions on Android
    5. Manage Adobe Express subscriptions on Samsung Galaxy Store
  9. Adobe Express for Education
    1. Adobe Express for Education
    2. Teachers- all you need to know about Adobe Express for Education
    3. Students- all you need to know about Adobe Express for Education

Understand the benefits of Adobe Express for Education and get your classroom up and running to create powerful graphics, videos, and presentations quickly in no time.

What is Adobe Express for Education? 

Adobe Spark for Education is now Adobe Express for Education. Adobe Spark for Education K12 accounts could create powerful graphics, web pages, and videos. New Adobe Express for Education includes classic features from Adobe Spark, plus mobile apps including Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Spark Video, and Adobe Spark Page.

Adobe Express for Education is a free offer for K12 schools and districts, and gives students and educators everything they need to confidently create standout graphics, photos, presentations, web pages, and videos — and express themselves in unique and beautiful ways both inside and outside the classroom.

How is Adobe Express for K12 Education different from the commercial version of Adobe Express?

While Adobe Express for Education offers the same creative tools found in the commercial version of Adobe Express, it also includes features designed to support student learning and safety. Adobe Express for Education offers safe search functionality across Adobe Express, Adobe Premiere Rush, and Photoshop Express:.  

  • Education specific privacy controls: can be deployed in a way that allows schools and districts to meet student privacy obligations.
  • Easier login: Ability to set up single sign-on so students can easily log in with their existing school ID.

  • Premium creative assets and student–friendly Adobe Stock images are included. Plus, safe search for image results that are age-appropriate for K-12 students.
  • There are no paywalls, ads, or popups.
  • There’s no Discover tab in Adobe Photoshop Express, so students can stay focused on their work.

  • Enhanced controls to keep students safe: schools own the accounts and exercise admin rights over them.

Is Adobe Express for Education free for K12 Education?

Yes! The Adobe Express for Education offer, which includes Adobe Express, Adobe Premiere Rush and Photoshop Express, is free for K12 Education.

I have K12 Creative Cloud All Apps, do I have access to Adobe Express, Photoshop Express and Adobe Premiere Rush?

Yes, K12 Creative Cloud All Apps gives users access to Adobe Express, Photoshop Express, and Adobe Premiere Rush, in addition to other applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, and more. K12 Creative Cloud All Apps is a paid K12 offer, which you can buy from a reseller partner. For more information, go to: https://www.adobeforeducation.com/k-12/buying-options.

What devices can I use to access the apps?

App

Device

Adobe Express

  • Web browsers on Chromebooks, Netbooks, laptops, and desktops

  • Tablets

  • Mobile devices (Adobe Express, Spark Page and Spark Video apps included)

Adobe Premiere Rush

  • Laptops and desktops

  • Tablets

  • Mobile devices

Photoshop Express

  • Web browser (limited)

  • Mobile devices

How is Adobe Express different from Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Express is a web-based and mobile ecosystem designed for creative beginners who want an easy way to express themselves by editing photos, designing graphics and flyers, making videos, and more. It brings together the Adobe Express web-based editing app, and the Adobe Express, Spark Page, Spark Video, Adobe Photoshop Express and Adobe Premiere Rush mobile apps, as well as remixable templates, design elements, tutorials, and guidance so creators can get great results fast and have fun building their skills. 

Adobe Creative Cloud brings together 20+ of the world’s leading creative desktop and mobile apps and services for creators of all skill levels, from beginners to the most advanced creative professionals. It empowers people to create without limits in virtually any medium, including photography, graphic design, film, video, animation, web and mobile UX, and more.

How is Adobe Express for K12 Education different from Adobe Spark for K12 Education?

Adobe Spark is now called Adobe Express. Adobe Express for Education includes all the features of Adobe Spark for Education, including the ability to make graphics, web pages and videos. We are now adding even more creative possibilities with new quick actions, tools, and resources. In Adobe Express, students and educators now also get new classroom templates, Adobe Stock images curated for K–12, guided editing tools, and the ability to convert to PDF easily. 

In addition, this new offering also includes Adobe Photoshop Express and Adobe Premiere Rush, so students and teachers can take their photos and videos to the next level and build their creative skills. 

Key new features:

  • Access to Adobe Photoshop Express and Adobe Premiere Rush 
  • New templates designed for students’ and educators’ top classroom needs 
  • A built-in collection of Adobe Stock images that’s curated for K–12 
  • Ability to hide Adobe watermarks from your projects when you publish.    
  • Guided tools powered by Photoshop and Adobe Premiere that make it easy to: 
    • Quickly remove image backgrounds. 
    • Enhance photos with thousands of effects, filters, textures, and overlays. 
    • Apply text effects like curved text. 
    • Resize videos. 
    • Turn videos into GIFs. 
    • Animate text, photos, and designs 
    • Create classroom brand imagery to share and apply to templates. 
    • Convert to PDF. 
  • The Adobe Creative Educator community for inspiration, badges, and credentials

What happens if I already have a K12 Adobe Spark for Education account?

As of December 8, 2021, your Adobe Spark for Education K12 accounts have been upgraded to K12 Adobe Express for Education. You can use your same Spark user name and password to get access to Adobe Express, Adobe Premiere Rush, and Photoshop Express, and you will have access to the K12 education version for those experiences.

How do I set up K12 Adobe Express for Education for my school or district?

Go to https://www.adobe.com/education/express/ to learn how IT admins can set up accounts for K12 schools and districts, and how teachers can set up classroom accounts.

How does Adobe Express for Education protect K12 student data?

Adobe Express for Education K12 accounts are built to meet K12 student data privacy needs, and are different from Adobe Express commercial accounts. K12 account holders deployed on Enterprise or Federated IDs have the following protections:

  • Education specific privacy controls: Adobe Express for Education K12 licenses, deployed with Federated or Enterprise IDs, are built to meet student privacy obligations. See our Adobe Student Privacy page for details.
  • Easier login: Ability to set up single sign-on so students can easily log in with their existing school ID. 

  • Image Safe Search: Adobe Stock image search is curated for K12 students and are age-appropriate.
    Adobe Express image search results are age-appropriate for K12 students, and Adobe Stock image search is curated for K12 students as well.

  • “Discover” tab disabled: in Photoshop Express, students will not see the Discover tab.

  • Sharing controls: K12 admins have the ability to restrict sharing options for teachers and students inside the Adobe Admin Console.

How can colleges and universities get access to Adobe Express?

  • Colleges and universities with Creative Cloud All Apps for Higher Education get access to all the apps in Adobe Express, including Adobe Premiere Rush, Photoshop Express, and a curated Stock collection within Adobe Express.

  • Institutions can purchase access to Creative Cloud All Apps for students, faculty and staff.

  • Individual students can purchase Adobe Express or Creative Cloud All Apps (including Adobe Express) at a special discount rate for students and educators only.

What happens if I already have a higher education Spark account?

  • Colleges and universities who have deployed Adobe Spark for Higher Education will maintain access to Spark product functionality, and will see that product experience rebranded as Adobe Express. For Higher Education customers, Adobe Premiere Rush and Photoshop Express will only be available through Creative Cloud All Apps.
  • In the admin console, administrators will see the Spark for Higher Education product card renamed as Creative Cloud Shared Device Access.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Shared Device Access users will have access to Adobe Express (previously known as Adobe Spark Premium) until July 2022.

If new customers do not have access to Adobe Spark for Higher Education, how should colleges and universities support student access to Shared Device environments?

  • Previously, customers were guided to deploy Spark to all users requiring shared device license access in order to give users access to Spark, storage, services, and SSO capabilities.

  • Storage, services, and SSO will continue to be supported through deployment of Creative Cloud Shared Device Access, but will not include Spark or Adobe Express apps for new customers.

What if I am a K12 institution, but I was accidentally using the higher education Spark offer?

As a K12 institution, you can switch your offer from Higher Education to K12 Education. Talk to your reseller partner or Adobe Enterprise Support for assistance switching to the correct offer for you. Once you switch to the K12 Adobe Express for Education offer, your students and teachers will get all the included apps, at no cost to your school or district.

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