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Adobe Creative Cloud Integration Now Available for Blackboard Learn

Date Published: May 28,2021

CategoryProduct:Installs & Configurations,Extensions; Version:Learn 9.1, 3900.0.0,Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0),SaaS
Article No.: 000074952

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The Adobe Creative Cloud Integration with Blackboard Learn was launched on October 22, 2020. 

Updated as of April 15, 2021, the enhanced Adobe Creative Cloud Integration with Single Sign-On is available to Learn clients with both Original and Ultra course experience. This requires additional configuration by the System Administrator – see support articles below.

With this updated integration, Blackboard users can access industry-standard creative apps from directly within the Course Content feed or System tools with the power of Single Sign-On. Once they sign into their Blackboard accounts and click on an Adobe Creative Cloud tool, they will be automatically rerouted to their Creative Cloud account; no need to remember multiple usernames or passwords. 

Creative Cloud offers more than 20 creative apps for design, photography, video, and web. These tools include world-class products like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Rush. Adobe tools empower students to think creatively and communicate expressively, so they can turn their classroom ideas into college and career opportunities.

What you need to know:

The integration is available for System Administrators to enable through the Partner Cloud Settings for both Enterprise (9.1) and SaaS (Original and Ultra experiences).

Important Notes:
  • LTI 1.3 is a required Learn feature to support the Creative Cloud integration.  Therefore, there are minimum version requirements for Learn: 
    • For Enterprise (9.1), the version 9.1 Q4 2019 is required
    • Both the SaaS and the 9.1 Q4 2019 release will include the latest version of the Partner Cloud Building Block.
  • Access the resources below if you’re ready to use the new Creative Cloud Integration:
    • Administrators: As the institution’s or school district's IT admin, you must integrate Blackboard with Adobe Creative Cloud for your educators and students to be able to access Adobe applications within Blackboard. Follow the steps provided by Adobe in the Admin Guide . You can also add Adobe Creative Cloud as a system level tool by integrating the LTI 1.3 application ID.
See detailed instructions in the admin guide or watch these quick start videos:
      • Integrate Adobe Creative Cloud into Blackboard Book and Course Tools: video
      • Integrate Adobe Creative Cloud into Blackboard System Tools as an LTI 1.3 tool: video
      • Note: This article contains detailed instructions to integrate Adobe Creative Cloud into Blackboard System Tools as an LTI 1.3 tool
      • To take advantage of the Single Sign-On feature, you must configure Single Sign-On from the Adobe Admin Console in addition to adding the integration to your System Admin Panel dashboard . Read this article for directions on how to configure Single Sign-On from Blackboard into Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • Instructors:  Once the admin installs and gives you access to use Adobe Creative Cloud, Instructors will be able to add it to your courses and deploy content. To do so follow the steps provided by Adobe in the Admin Guide in the Instructor section.


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