Fanshawe College recognizes the value of digital literacy skills in higher education. By partnering with Adobe, we are excited to help empower students Unlock their Potential and guide them towards success in the classroom and in the modern economy.

Go ahead, go out there and explore, build impressive digital landscapes, and make your work stand out amongst the crowd! 

What is Creative Cloud?

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Fresco, and design for 3D and AR. Join Adobe’s global creative community — and make something better together.

What do I get with my Adobe Creative Cloud plan?

Through your Fanshawe Creative Cloud membership, you are entitled to all 20+ Creative Cloud applications for Desktop/Laptop computers (Windows and Apple), as well as select Smartphone and Tablets.

But wait! There's more!

As a Fanshawe Student you also get access to a leading repository of fonts and free stock photos. Your imagination is the limit!

Thousands of free fonts

Adobe Fonts

Adobe Fonts partners with the world's leading type foundries to bring thousands of beautiful fonts to designers every day.

Explore Adobe Fonts

Since you're on mobile, why not take a look at some of the Mobile Apps?

Who is entitled to Creative Cloud (Adobe CC)

Adobe Creative Cloud is currently available to all currently active Students and Staff (excluding those not in active enrollment)

What are the System Requirements for Adobe CC?

Depending on the software titles being used, different system requirements apply. Please visit the Adobe specifications page link below

I need help with Adobe CC, who can I contact?

The IT Service Desk can provide installation and access support for Adobe. For product enablement and use, please see the resources listed on the tab below

Getting started with Adobe CC

Getting started with Adobe CC is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. We’ve put together a short video tutorial that will guide you. Should you wish, you may also view the written instructions below. Please ensure you know your Fanshawe College Username and Password prior to attempting these steps. If you require assistance with your Username or Password, please visit the Password Reset page or contact us for account assistance.

Visit and use your Fanshawe credentials to sign in (link in the top right of the page). For students, this is, and staff should use

If prompted, select Company or School Account.

You should be redirected to the Fanshawe Login Page (the same one you see when logging into FanshaweOnline)

Download and Install the Creative Cloud Application

FAQ and Quick Support

Below you’ll find answers to some common questions. If you’re still having difficulties finding what you’re looking for, please reach out to us and one of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist.

Adobe IDs are tied to your Fanshawe College Usernames and Passwords. The Username/Password combination you use to log into sites such as FanshaweOnline and WebAdvisor are the same credentials you will use to sign into your Work/School Adobe Account.

Adobe Creative Cloud is only available to students and staff that are currently active in a Fanshawe offering (course, program, or employment). Due to licensing limitations, students will not have access to Adobe products for the duration of their  breaks (i.e. co-op, or summer vacation).

Staff who are also not on an active employment contract will also not be able to use Adobe Creative Cloud until their contract is renewed.

If you see the option to select one of two accounts tied to your Fanshawe College email, this means that another Adobe account with that email exists. Unfortunately Fanshawe College cannot change or assist with personal accounts, as these accounts are set up using Adobe’s systems. In order to access the Adobe software and services provided to you by Fanshawe College you must sign in via the “Company or School Account” button using your Fanshawe login credentials

If you cannot log into your Adobe Account, this indicates an issue with either your account or access. Please verify that your password is correct, and if the issue persists, contact the Fanshawe College IT Service desk.

Yes, the IT Service Desk can assist with installation issues of Adobe Creative Cloud products. Please contact the Fanshawe College IT Service desk.

Unfortunately the IT Service Desk is not able to assist with product usage. Should you have a question about functionality of a product, such as how to perform certain tasks/actions in an Adobe application, please consult online resources such as the Adobe HelpX page located at

Adobe Creative Cloud products are free for currently active Fanshawe Students and Staff. If you receive a message stating that you are on a trial, you are likely signed into Adobe as a “Personal Account”. Please sign our of all Adobe applications, then sign in again, ensuring and select the “Company or School Account” option instead of the “Personal” option. Should you not see the Company or School account option, and you are an active and enrolled student/employee, please contact us for assistance.

If you have successfully signed into a Company/School account, but  are being told that you do not have a license, please confirm that you are currently an active student or employee. Please note that students on co-op, or inter-semester breaks, or employees off-contract are not allocated a license at this time. If you are a student/employee engaged in active learning/contract at Fanshawe College, please contact us for assistance.

Adobe Creative Cloud is not fully supported on Google Chromebooks. Please see the Google Play store on your device to see what applications are supported.

What Happens When I Graduate?

Adobe has provided a way to take all your work with you by migrating your content from your school account to a new personal account. Please be advised that this process should only be used once you graduate as you will not be able to reverse this migration once it is initiated.