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Faculty, Staff and Administrators

San José State provides students, faculty, staff and administrators with free Adobe software for both their campus computers and their home computers. The software may only be used for SJSU-related activities and may not be used for commercial purposes. For additional information, see Adobe Software for Faculty & Staff.



Adobe for Academics
Get started using Adobe tools to accomplish your goals.

Creative Cloud Learn
A new portal for Creative Cloud tutorials on a variety of products.

Adobe Creative Cloud Learn & Support 


Instructions on Downloading and Installing Creative Cloud apps

Troubleshoot Creative Cloud download and install issues

You can run the Adobe CC Cleaner Tool to resolve some Creative Cloud or Creative Suite installation issues. For example, if you received “Failed to install" error” when you try to install the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop application, try the following solutions to resolve the issue.

You can always contact Adobe for help through chat or phone call 800-833-6687

Prompt #1: Press 2 for technical help

Prompt #2: Press 1 for Creative Cloud

Prompt #3: Press 1 for Help with downloading, installing or activating Creative Cloud

Adobe Education Leaders Higher Ed 

Meet innovative educations who are effectively using Adobe tools and applications to promote excellence in the classroom

Adobe TV: Education Channel
Learn how to use Adobe products from Adobe TV’s Higher Education channel.

Faculty Solutions 
Learn how higher education institutions are creating engaging learning, collaborating effectively, and improving productivity.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Explore work by past winners and learn about these prestigious awards that honor talented and promising students from around the world.

Adobe Certification
Demonstrate your skills through Adobe certification and stand apart from your peers.

OnDemand Seminars           
Check out these recorded seminars to learn more about Adobe in education.

Make it with Creative Cloud            
Meet some students who are making all kinds of amazing things with Adobe creative tools.