Adobe Creative Cloud & Blackboard Learn

The creative apps in Adobe Creative Cloud empower students and educators to develop powerful presentations, photography, illustrations, movies and videos, and web applications. Integrating Adobe Creative Cloud with Blackboard LMS provides students and educators with quick and easy access to their creative work. Students and educators can access their Creative Cloud apps within Blackboard and use them to create and complete their assignments.

Integrate Adobe Creative Cloud with Blackboard Learn

For administrators

As the institution’s or school district’s IT admin, you must integrate Blackboard with Adobe Creative Cloud for your educators and students to be able to access Adobe applications within Blackboard. Once the integration is done, the educators and students can easily find and access their Creative apps within their Blackboard courses.

You can integrate Adobe Creative Cloud into two sections within Blackboard Learn: Books and Course Tools and System Tools.

Before you begin with the integration, ensure the following:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are deployed to student and faculty users in your institution.

Watch these short videos on integrating Adobe Creative Cloud with Blackboard Learn:

As an Administrator, you can easily add Adobe Creative Cloud to Books and Course Tools with just a few clicks as outlined below:

  1. Log in to Blackboard Learn using Admin credentials.

  2. Click Admin from the navigation menu to access Administrator Tools > Cloud Management > Partner Cloud Settings.

    Administrator tools

  3. Adobe Creative Cloud is listed under Configure and Activate Partners Available Through the Partner Cloud.

    Partner Cloud Settings

  4. Under Content and Tools, click the toggle button to ON. This action installs Adobe Creative Cloud integration under the Course placement.

  5. To verify, go to Courses from the navigation menu on Blackboard Learn home page, open a course, and view the Book and Course Tools section. Click Adobe Creative Cloud to start creating.

    Click Adobe Creative Cloud

    Note:

    In Blackboard Learn Original Courses (non-Ultra), Adobe Creative Cloud integration appears under Course Management > Course Tools > Adobe Creative Cloud.

    Course tools

As an Administrator, you can add Adobe Creative Cloud to System Tools by copying the Application ID from Partner Cloud Settings, registering Adobe Creative Cloud as LTI 1.3 Tool, and creating a placement in Blackboard Learn using the steps outlined below.

  1. Log in to Blackboard Learn using Admin credentials.

  2. Click Admin from the navigation menu to access Administrator Tools > Cloud Management > Partner Cloud Settings.

    Administrator tools

  3. Adobe Creative Cloud is listed under Configure and Activate Partners Available Through the Partner Cloud. Select Settings from the drop-down list next to Adobe Creative Cloud.

    Settings

  4. Copy the Application ID that appears.

    Copy the application ID

  5. Navigate to on Admin > Administrator Tools > Integrations > LTI Tool Provider.

    LTI Tool Provider

  6. Navigate to Register LTI 1.3 Tool, paste the Application ID you copied into the Client ID field, and click Submit.

    Register LTI

  7. Review the details, use the following configurations, and click Submit:

    • Select Approved for Tool Status
    • Select all checkboxes under User Fields to Send
    • Select Yes for Allow Grade Service Access
    • Select Yes for Allow Membership Service Access
    Configure

  8. Create a Placement for the tool. Navigate to the previous page Administration Panel under LTI Tool Providers and select Placements against Adobe Creative Cloud.

    Placement

  9. Click Create Placement.

    Create placement

  10. Fill in the details as follows and click Submit:

    • Label = Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Handle = AdobeCreativeCloud
    • Availability = Yes
    • Type = System Tool
    • Launch in New Window should be deselected
    • Target Link URI = https://creativecloud.adobe.com/apps
  11. To verify, go to Tools from the navigation menu on Blackboard Learn home page. Then, click Adobe Creative Cloud to start launch.

    Verify

    Launch Adobe Creative Cloud

To configure SSO, add a secondary IdP in the Adobe Admin Console and select Blackboard in the Add Portal or Learning Management Systems for SSO screen.

How can I contact Adobe Customer Care with an issue not covered here?

Contact your IT Admin who can navigate to the Support tab in the Admin Console to contact Adobe Customer Care. Learn more.

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For students and educators

Once your institution's or school district's IT admin has granted you the access to use Adobe Creative Cloud within Blackboard Learn, you are ready to create high-quality creative work using the Adobe applications.

Ensure that your institution's or school district's IT admin has done the following:

  • Installed Creative Cloud integration with Blackboard Learn.
  • Granted you access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

As an Educator, you can add Adobe Creative Cloud to your course tools through Books and Course tools or through Content Market.

  1. Go to Courses from the navigation menu on Blackboard Learn home page, open a course, and view the Book and Course Tools section.

    Click Adobe Creative Cloud

  2. Click Adobe Creative Cloud to add it to your course. On the Link Information page that opens, select an appropriate Category and click Submit.

    Link information

  3. Once this step is complete, Adobe Creative Cloud appears in the course content feed. Select from the dropdown to make the tool visible to students.

    Make visible to students

Once the Partner Cloud Building Block is available and partner configured, educators have the ability to add Adobe Creative Cloud content within a course.

  1. Using the course menu, navigate to a content area to add a partner content item.

  2. Click + and select Content Market.

    Select Content Market

  3. The Content Market page appears allowing. Select the Adobe Creative Cloud content.

    Select Adobe Creative Cloud content

  4. If your IT administrator has configured Single Sign-On (SSO), you are automatically signed in to your Adobe Spark account.

    If SSO is not configured, a sign-in screen appears for Adobe Spark, enter your credentials and sign in.

    Sign in

  5. From the screen that appears, select a Creative Cloud product.

    After the pairing process is complete, subsequent visits to add Adobe Creative Cloud take you directly to the Adobe Creative Cloud selection page.

There are two ways to launch Adobe Creative Cloud from Blackboard Learn, from within Course content and from Tools.

  1. Click Adobe Creative Cloud from the Course content feed. Adobe Creative Cloud web opens on top of Blackboard Learn so users do not need to navigate to a new browser tab.

    Launch from inside the Course Content

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    If you are launching Adobe Creative Cloud for the first time, the following screen will appear. Select “I agree…” and click Launch.

    Launching Adobe Creative Cloud

  2. If your IT administrator has configured Single Sign-On (SSO), you are automatically signed in to your Adobe Spark account.

    If SSO is not configured, a sign-in screen appears for Adobe Spark, enter your credentials and sign in.

    Sign in

  3. If your browser blocks pop-ups, click the pop-up blocker icon, and select Always allow pop-ups for this site.

    Allow pop-up

  1. Click Tools on the left sidebar.

    Click tools

  2. Click Adobe Creative Cloud from within the Tools section.

  3. If your IT administrator has configured Single Sign-On (SSO), you are automatically signed in to your Adobe Spark account.

    If SSO is not configured, a sign-in screen appears for Adobe Spark, enter your credentials and sign in.

    Sign in

  4. If your browser blocks pop-ups, click the pop-up blocker icon, and select Always allow pop-ups for this site.

    Allow pop-up

  • I cannot see Adobe Creative Cloud within Blackboard Learn.

    Contact your institution's or school district's IT admin. The admin must first install Adobe Creative Cloud inside Blackboard Learn and give you licensed access to use Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • What are Adobe's policies on data privacy?

    To learn how Adobe complies with laws, regulations and best practices related to the privacy of student data visit Adobe Privacy Center.

  • How can I contact Adobe Customer Care with an issue not covered here?

    Contact your institution’s or school district’s IT Admin. For more help, they can navigate to the Support tab in the Admin Console to contact Adobe Customer Care. Learn more.

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