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Overview of Adobe Creative Cloud

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants of Illinois State University currently have access to both the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications and Adobe Document Cloud.

Students of Illinois State University can use select Adobe Creative Cloud Applications in the University computer labs and select departmental labs. Additionally, they may request the ability to download and use Adobe Creative Cloud applications on their personal devices. To request student access, complete the following form.

Before You Begin

Before logging into Adobe Creative Cloud, you may want to review the following Knowledge Articles in addition to this overview:

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services that give users access to a collection of applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and some optional cloud services.

How Many Devices Can I Use with My Adobe Creative Cloud License?

A maximum of two devices can be used on your Adobe Creative Cloud License at a time. You are able to use University or personally owned computers and mobiles devices with your License. For computers that are owned and managed by the University, contact your local IT support organization for installation requests.

What Applications are Available to Me?

Different applications are available to you depending on what type of device you are using. You will have access to Desktop Applications, Web Applications and Services, and Mobile Applications. For a full list of the applications available to you, login to the adobe website at www.adobe.comand click [Download Apps]. All the available apps are listed here and can be broken down or compared by what you would like to use them for. For more information on how to download applications please refer to:

What is Adobe Document Cloud?

Adobe Document Cloud for Illinois State University consists mainly of the Adobe Acrobat DC software application. This allows for enhanced PDF features including forms, document tracking, and e-documents which are accessible across a variety of operating platforms.

Getting Started

To login to start using Adobe Applications you will need to navigate to the Adobe website at and enter your ISU email address in the Email Address field. Upon entering your information in the Email Address field, you will be redirected to a Central Login page, where you will be prompted to log in with your ISU email address and password. After you have entered your information, you will be redirected to the Adobe website. For more information regarding how to Login to the Adobe website, or if you have multiple accounts with Adobe using your email please refer to:

Need Help?

Additional information about Adobe and the request for student access may be found at

Adobe has their own support website which includes troubleshooting tips, tutorials and more. To access the Adobe Help Center, please navigate to

If you are having trouble logging in, or need additional help not covered at the Adobe Help Center, please contact the Technology Support Center by calling (309) 438-4357, or by email at