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Adobe summer student licensing (July 6, 2020 – September 30, 2020)

Update, August 13, 2020

Student Adobe license access for summer students has been extended until September 30, 2020. Access will not be revoked on August 14, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic creates a new dynamic for classroom licensing and it is taking time to work out new models for educational institutions and student use.

No updated licensing is in place yet, but Adobe has permitted continued deployment of licenses to students until a new agreement can be reached. Student access will remain in place until September 30, 2020. The licensing model that will replace the current model is currently unknown.

Adding access to Adobe Creative Cloud

1. For students to have access to Adobe Creative Cloud, they must first consent to Adobe Creative Cloud use to create accounts.

2. Instructors must submit an email to with student emails in format (i.e.,,, etc.) and the date required and IT Services will use the list to add permissions to the existing accounts.

Note: If the consent has not been given and the accounts do not exist, there may be significant delays for unconsented students. No access will be granted without class lists. Instructors should refer to the instructions for submitting class lists.

3. Once access has been requested and provisioned by instructors, students can then follow the instructions to install and use.

Note: If products are already installed from a temporary summer access pre-July 6, 2020, students should [logout > reboot > log in > launch installed apps] to refresh credentials. If students get an ‘access denied’ or ‘7 day trial’ result from attempting to follow the instructions in step 3, this means step 2 has not been completed and students should contact their instructors.

Removing access to Adobe Creative Cloud

IT Services will email all temporary summer access holders on September 14, 2020 and September 21, 2020 to remind them that access will be removed September 30, 2020. Temporary access will be removed September 30, 2020. There will be no exceptions.

Important note regarding storage

The temporary free-student access offer before July 6 provided no storage and therefore had no danger of lost assets.

This new temporary fix has the potential for students to lose work. The temporary subscriptions will be full subscriptions with 102GB of Adobe Cloud storage. When the account is removed on Sept 30, this storage will be reduced from 102GB to 2GB (and when using BCIT licensed devices only).

If students create a large amount of content and store it with Adobe, they need to be mindful that they are using a temporary but full subscription. Students will need to need to migrate their assets to avoid losing work. BCIT does not and can not back up or access any student work created during the temporary access subscription.

Students and instructors are strongly advised to acquaint themselves with the storage restrictions and possible content loss when access is removed.

Adobe student licensing after September 30, 2020

The licensing model that will replace the current model is currently unknown. BCIT will advise faculty stakeholders of any changes as they develop.