Adobe Express

Written by Kara Osmundson

Last published at: February 14th, 2023

What is it?

Adobe Express (formerly Spark) is an incredible creation tool that is very easy for both students and teachers to use. Adobe Express is also a web-based creation tool allowing students to create graphics, web pages, and videos. If you've used Adobe Spark tools before, Adobe Express combines Page, Post, and Video into one website. 

If you or your students are using iPads, they have a separate apps called Adobe Express: Graphic Design, Adobe Spark Video, and Adobe Spark Page.

Why use it?

Adobe Express is great for creating flyers, posters, collages and infographics. Teachers could create a Web Page to produce a visually enhanced lesson plan. Or students could create a Spark Page as a visual way to present research or explain a problem. Videos allow you to add voice, music, and pictures to slides which are then strung together as a video. There are tons of templates to generate ideas for your creations.

How do I use it?

The district creates Adobe IDs for all students which are already licensed for Adobe Express. If you don't use the provided account, Express may not work. 

Instructions for student login to Adobe Express

Adobe Express is now integrated with Canvas. One great feature is the ability to create a "template" Express project in an assignment. Just go to the editing toolbar and find the external tools. When you click on Adobe Creative Cloud Express, a pop-up will open and prompt you to sign in. Then you can select a current project or create something new. You can use a template, customize a template, or attach a blank project. Whatever you choose will be embedded in the page, assignment, or quiz and students will be prompted to make a copy.

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