The way we support Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is changing for the better
Shared Device License
On Jan 28th, we will introduce a new type of license called Shared Device Licensing.
Shared Device Licenses enable students to access the full power of Creative Cloud apps and services in lab environments and deliver an improved license management experience, with greater functionality and deeper insights
With Shared Device Licensing in computer labs, students can take advantage of the full Creative Cloud Platform, including:
- Creating and sharing rich web prototypes, using Adobe XD
- Edit and share videos quickly and easily, using Premiere Rush
- Access to 15,000 Adobe Fonts included free with Creative Cloud
- Access to Creative Cloud libraries and Files
- Adobe Marketplace images and vectors.
What is a Shared Device License?
A Shared Device License is a machine license owned by the organization, combined with a user’s services entitlement.
What does this mean for students and labs?
With Shared Device Licensing, you have a couple options to access your profile:
Free Adobe ID
Anyone over 13 can sign up for an individual Adobe ID. It's free and comes with 2GB of cloud storage. Any user with an Adobe ID can use Creative Cloud in the lab without purchasing their own Creative Cloud subscription. Adobe IDs are owned and controlled by the individual (not the school or organization), however, so they are better suited for use in higher education or non-school settings. Note: Adobe IDs cannot be used in K-12 deployments
Enterprise or Federated ID
Institutions can provision students with Enterprise or Federated ID to ensure every student has full access on entitled devices. K-12 schools must deploy with Enterprise or Federated ID to ensure compliance with state and federal student privacy regulations. We recommend putting all students into the Free Spark Premium Group using your Enterprise Admin Console. Adobe makes Spark Premium available to all of our education customers. In the lab, students in the Spark Premium group will have a full Creative Cloud experience which also includes 2GB of storage. Students who are already entitled with a Named user Account can also be added to a Spark Premium group.
To learn more about ID types, please see Adobe & Student Privacy
What Do I Do Now?
Self-Service Migration available upon launch
Upon launch of the Shared Device License, all customers will be able to self-service migrate their active device-based licenses to the new Shared Device License
When you are ready to migrate, you will walk through some steps as outlined below to prepare for migration. K-12 customers will see the following
Higher Education customers will see the following
Creating a Shared Device License installer package for Labs
When Share Device licenses become available, you will see a tile in the Overview section of the Adobe Admin Console, like any other product.
Configuring & Building a Shared Device License Package
Adobe offers cloud-based package building today and will extend this to building a Shared Device License package in 2019. Click the grid below for a visual walk-thru of setting up a a Shared Device License package.
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