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Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud Offsite for Students


March 20, 2020: As a result of campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is not available.

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.


NOTE: Only BCIT students are eligible for interim student licensing.
Faculty and Staff should follow instructions for Faculty/Staff Adobe Licensing.

Student access is now provided via BCIT with a direct assignment of subscriptions to students, but that subscription must be assigned.

Online delivery of Adobe will not automatically work as it has with using Adobe in the labs.

In order to install and use the software:
1) Students must have consented to Adobe Account creation.
2) BCIT must have assigned temporary use subscriptions for those students. This is done on a per-class basis by your instructor.

Instructors can email with the required information of the Course and CRN. See the example below:

“Hi, I’m Betty White and I am teaching MDIA1234, CRN 56789. My students need access to Adobe Creative Cloud by <date>”.

Student Home Installation

Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device

  1. Visit the Adobe Creative Cloud website.
Screen shot Adobe creative cloud login page.

2.  Type “” (no quotes) into the username field.  Click Continue.

Screen shot of sign in field showing email address.

3.  Clicking on Continue will redirect you to BCIT for authentication.  Enter your BCIT credentials to log in.

Screen shot of welcome to creative cloud page.

4.  From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app.  Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

Screen shot of apps for downloading.
Screen shot of app available in your subscription page.

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps.

For Higher Education students to continue developing skills, Adobe offers free “Daily Creative Challenges”. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: Photoshop, XD and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at

For faculty seeking to engage students during campus closures, Adobe has curated resources to help them discover inspiring projects, best practices, and new ideas so they can continue to drive valuable learning in virtual environments. For more information on Adobe’s distance learning resources please click here.

Adobe has committed to providing this software access through September 30, 2020. Adobe may cancel at any time. BCIT is grateful for Adobe’s generous actions to make this software available to students during this time.

More information about software licensing