UA Adobe Day 9.17.21 Gorgas Library | Camellia Room | 8:30am - 4pm

No registration required! Stay all day or join us for individual sessions!

Adobe Creative Cloud is a resource which helps faculty and students across campus realize their own creativity in the classroom, in research, and in their personal work. At Adobe Day 2021, we’ll dive into new Adobe offerings that utilize some of the most exciting trends in emerging technology: interactive design, on-the-go video storytelling, and more. We will have sessions led by panels and individuals to showcase how Adobe Creative Cloud can help with your work, whether you are faculty, student or staff at The University of Alabama.

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Adobe Day 2021 event is being held in person in the Gorgas Library Camellia Room on Friday, Sept. 17.

Event Guide

8:30 – 9:00 | Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 9:45 | Session 1 – Welcome to Creative Cloud: A fundamental introduction to Creative Cloud tools.

Join Adobe team members as they kick start the day! Learn more about the Adobe Creative Campus program and how Adobe supports UA's commitment to student outcomes and career-readiness through digital literacy!

10:00 – 10:45 | Session 2 – The Business of Design: Know your brand, tell your story.

Jimmy Hart, UA’s Division of Strategic Communications Director of Marketing, shares how to tell various UA stories through the UA brand, Where Legends Are Made.

11:00 – 11:45 | Session 3 – Faculty and Student Showcase: Using Adobe in the classroom.

UA's Dr. Nathan Loewen, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Faculty Technology Liaison, along with Adobe Student Ambassador Piper Brantley showcase how they use Adobe Creative Cloud tools in their courses.

12:00 – 12:45 | Session 4 – NOM: Create memes using Adobe Spark Mobile, lunch provided.

Enjoy lunch from OIT while learning how to use Adobe Spark Post to create fun memes to share with friends and colleagues.

1:00 – 1:45 | Session 5 – UA Community Panel: Adobe across generations.

Join in the discussion as a panel of UA community members, representing Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z, share how they use Adobe creative tools to fuel creativity.

2:00 – 3:30 | Session 6 – Lights, Action, Record: Using Adobe tools to enhance photos, videos and sound.

2:00 – 2:20 – Photography - Lens master & UA photographer, Zach Riggins, shares how to capture great photography then use Adobe Lightroom to make it even better.

2:30 – 2:50 - Taking amazing videos on the go - Videographer & UA retiree, Rick Dowling, shares how to shoot scenes with a smartphone, then use in Adobe Premiere Rush to bring video to the next level.

3:00 – 3:20 – Secrets to Sound: Podcasting with Adobe Audition - Pro podcaster and CIT's Assistant Coordinator, Education and Outreach, Kevin Halbrook, shares tips for using Adobe’s audio tool, audition.

3:30 | Wrap up

Join the Creative Community!

Adobe Creative Cloud is even more fun with colleagues. Join the Adobe Creatives Microsoft Team to connect with other students and faculty who are using Adobe Creative Cloud in their courses. This space offers news, updates and events from Adobe, and it also serves as a space to build community among Adobe users.

Upcoming Adobe Trainings for Fall 2021

Build your own course trailer with Adobe Rush

Facilitators: Miranda Webster and Cheryl Bosarge

Date: Monday, October 4, 10-11:30 am

Location: University Hall 1308 (Computer Lab)

Do you feel like learner engagement is getting off to a slow start in your online course? Would you like to create a compelling message that grabs your students on day 1? Then a course trailer might be the solution you’re looking for. Join us for this 90-minute hands-on workshop in which you’ll plan and outline a course trailer, storyboard your content, explore free music and images to use in your trailer, and practice using some of the basic tools in Adobe Rush to produce your video. This workshop will be held in the University Hall computer lab (Room 1308) but you are encouraged to bring your own device.

Register now for Build Your Own Course Trailer

More than words: Using Adobe Spark page to design assessments

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Gutenson

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10-11:30 am

Location: University Hall 1311

This workshop is part of the Creating Your Digital Toolbox: Using Instructional Design Tools to Assess Your Learners series.

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe Spark Page, a multimedia storytelling application that all students at The University of Alabama have access to through the Adobe Creative Campus program. The app allows learners to experiment with the creation of web pages, visual essays, memes, comic strips, and other forms of desktop publishing. Participants will familiarize themselves with the app in order to design creative multimedia assessments that engage images, audio recordings, gestures, or other semiotic resources. These assessments will meet the Quality Matters (QM) standards for instructional materials, course technology, and accessibility and usability. All faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants with an interest in incorporating technology into assessment are invited to attend. A preexisting familiarity with Adobe Spark is not necessary. However, participants are encouraged to come prepared with an idea of the type of assessment they would be interested in creating by using the app. For full participation, please bring your own device.

Register now for More than Words

Make great digital signs: Adobe Spark Digital Signage and Accessibility Workshop

Facilitator: Melissa Green and Victoria Collins

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:30 -3:00 pm

Location: Virtual

This workshop is hosted by UA’s Office of Information Technology

Learn how to use Adobe Spark to easily create powerful digital signs while keeping accessibility in mind. This workshop, hosted by The Office of Information Technology, is for designers and non-designers who are seeking tips and best practices for creating digital signage that accommodates for accessibility and visual appeal.

Adobe Premier Rush 101

Facilitator: Victoria Collins

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual

This workshop is hosted by UA’s Office of Information Technology

Learn how to easily create video content with Adobe’s Premiere Rush in this step-by-step Adobe Rush virtual workshop . Get to know Adobe’s Premier Rush, learn the interface and explore editing tools that can turn your ideas into compelling video projects. Rush is a tool that is easy to learn and very user friendly, even for users who have never edited video content.