If the Creative Cloud desktop app is already on your computer (it is named Adobe Creative Cloud and can be found in either the Desktop or Start Menu in Windows or the Applications folder in Mac), you must sign in to it as outlined in step 3 of the instructions below. If you don't have the Creative Cloud desktop app and are not signed in to it, you may receive an expiration notice, a sign in prompt, or a message about a serial number when you open up any Adobe app. This means you likely have the old UMBC Adobe license installed (didn't require you to be signed into your UMBC Adobe account to use), which will cease to function without the Creative Cloud desktop app. If you can't install or sign in to the Creative Cloud desktop app, you can submit anRT ticketto receive assistance or uninstall any existing Adobe apps that are using the old license and then install and sign in to the Creative Cloud desktop app using the instructions below.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. This is accomplished through the Creative Cloud desktop application, a cloud-based software licensing and delivery system for Adobe applications and services.
Faculty/Staff/Student Staff for academic and professional use
Please be aware of the use limitationsof Creative Cloud apps (more info here). The installation packages provided here are for use by UMBC faculty/staff members on UMBC owned computers only. Information on how to obtain Adobe applications for use on non UMBC owned faculty/staff personal devices can be found in the Adobe Creative Cloud Personal Use page.
Check if the Creative Cloud desktop app is already on the computer (it is named Adobe Creative Cloud and can be found in either the Desktop or Start Menu in Windows or the Applications folder in Mac). If you have it, skip step 2 and go directly to step 3.
Install the Creative Cloud desktop app (Mac, Windows).
Install the Adobe applications you want (Mac, Windows).