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

    Notă:

    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

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.

Sign in and access Adobe Creative Cloud inside Blackboard Learn

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 the access to use Adobe Creative Cloud

As an Educator, you have to simply add the tool to your course using a few steps outlined below.

  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

  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.

    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. A sign in screen appears for Adobe Creative Cloud. Enter your credentials and sign in.

    Sign in

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

    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.

    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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