Adobe Creative Cloud at IU

Indiana University has signed a three-year contract with Adobe, under which Creative Cloud software is available to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

  • Departments only:
    • Using UDM: Application installers for select Creative Cloud applications are available via the Global ConfigMgr (UDM) Service. (For more about central software provisioning and UDM service, see Getting started with Global ConfigMgr and About IU's Global Casper Service.) Departments may use the Software Requests page to request that additional applications be added to the ConfigMgr global catalog. Departments may also package Adobe CC applications for their own UDM site using the Creative Cloud Packager, available from IUware.
    • Not using UDM: Installers for managed systems not using UDM services can be built using the Creative Cloud Packager, available from IUware. For important updates and guidelines for packaged installation, see IUware's Creative Cloud Packager installation page.
  • Students, faculty, and staff: Adobe coupon codes are available via IUware to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. Using this code, individuals with admin rights on their computers can create an Adobe account and install Creative Cloud applications directly from Adobe. The code grants a one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud software. At the end of the year, users may get a new code from IUware. For instructions, see How do I install Adobe Creative Cloud?

Clarifications about Creative Cloud

  • On May 6, 2013, in addition to announcing enhancements to the Creative Cloud program, Adobe stated that the company will discontinue future development of the Creative Suite (CS). CS6 was the last version Adobe produced. All future development and delivery of Adobe's Creative apps will be via Creative Cloud.
    Note:
    Creative Suite is no longer available for purchase at campus bookstores, but you can download CS6 applications from IUware; for instructions, see How do I install Adobe Creative Suite 6?
  • Creative Cloud is a subscription-based method of distributing Adobe software installers and updates. It is a shift in how users access the software installer that allows Adobe to push out rolling feature upgrades to products, rather than waiting 12-18 months for versions to be released. The software installers are managed through the cloud, but the software itself is still installed locally on your computer, allowing you to install individual apps instead of having to install the entire suite.
  • Creative Cloud includes a number of applications and services that are available only via Creative Cloud, including Muse, Edge Tools & Services, Typekit, and others. The IU Adobe contract does not include premium Creative Cloud services such as Typekit, Behance, Story Plus, and online storage. However, when using a free Adobe ID, users can get access to limited versions of these services.
  • Creative Cloud does not include all Adobe software. At this point, it appears that apps such as Captivate and Presenter will still be distributed via IUware as individual applications.

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