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Installing Adobe Software on a Student Personal Device

In order to install Adobe products on their own devices and follow the instructions below, students must have a subscription. Through BCIT’s new software portal, students can create their Adobe Federated ID and add subscriptions. Students enrolled in full-time programs can access a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at no additional cost for full-time students for the duration of their program. Students who are currently enrolled in part-time studies courses can purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud Pro subscription at a discount. Both full-time and part-time students should follow the instructions linked above prior to following the instructions in this article.

Note re: Avoiding Trial Subscription Payments

BCIT does not recommend using trial versions for Adobe products for any reason. Trial versions require that students provide Adobe with credit card information and commit to ongoing billing if not cancelled. Misconceptions about how the trial versions and subscriptions actually work can have unexpected costs for students.

Avoiding Adobe Trial Subscription Payments

Installing Adobe Creative Cloud on your personal device

In your browser:

  1. Go to the Adobe Creative Cloud website and click the Sign in link at the top right of the page.
    Sign in link next to a search icon
  2. Type “bcit.ca” (no quotes) into the username field and click Continue.
    Adobe login page with bcit.ca in the email address field

  3. You will be redirected to the standard BCIT login screen. Login with your usual BCIT credentials. You’ll then be redirected back to the Adobe Creative Cloud website.
  4. Click Creativity & Design and then View All Creative Cloud in the menu across the top.
    Creativity & Design menu item showing submenu and blue View All Creative Cloud Products link at the bottom of the list
  5. Click the Download link for whichever App you wanted to download and follow the prompts to install it on your computer.
    app tiles, each with a blue download button at the bottom left

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