Adobe Express reaches over 43 million students and teachers globally as a top creativity tool for education

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At Adobe MAX — the world’s largest creativity conference — Adobe announced that Adobe Express for Education, the leading all-in-one tool for creating flyers, flashcards, presentations, and videos, has crossed a major milestone, and is now in the hands of over 43 million K-12 students and teachers globally. Adobe led the world by making Express available for free to K-12 users, and the creative application is now a preferred choice for millions of students and thousands of educational organizations.

Adobe’s longstanding commitments to education — including hundreds of millions of dollars in donations, as well as providing free or discounted access to innovative Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud solutions — are continuing to inspire the next generation of creators, marketers, data scientists, and business leaders, enabling them first to succeed in school, then to enter the workforce with competitive advantages. Specially designed programs and partnerships give students free access to the latest Adobe technologies and resources, fostering new collaboration, communication, and creative skills.

“Adobe is committed to empowering the next generation of workforce-bound students with the tools and skills needed to succeed in today’s increasingly digital, creative economy,” said Mala Sharma, VP & GM, creators and digital media education at Adobe. “Digital literacy is a core tenet at Adobe, enabling students of all disciplines to improve learning outcomes and fully express their creative potential.”

Even without prior design experience, students and teachers can use Adobe Express to design everything from images and animations to web pages and videos. Learners of all levels can easily express their ideas and tackle creative projects for fun, in their classrooms, or their communities. The latest version of Adobe Express for Education adds new AI-powered template, font, and color palette recommendations, safe image and video searches, the ability to easily turn anything from book reports to poetry analyses into video presentations, and customized K-12/higher education Resources pages featuring curated lesson plans and templates. Adobe Express also integrates with popular EdTech solutions and can be easily accessed by entire classrooms through Google and Microsoft SSO.

Adobe Express and Creative Cloud, our comprehensive toolset for the boldest creative ideas, are improving outcomes for both K-12 and higher education institutions:

Adobe Express is driving curriculum innovation

“I taught my fifth graders how to use Adobe Express, and they created culminating projects about how to carefully evaluate information found on the web,” said Linda Dickinson, media and educational technology instructor, Abbotts Hill Elementary School. “They loved sharing what they learned using Express! It allowed them to showcase their creativity and share what they felt was most important, authentically.”

“Adobe Express and Adobe Creative Cloud have helped me tap into creativity both inside and outside school,” said Varun Soni, recent graduate of Indiana University. “In a few easy clicks, I was able to use Adobe Express to turn an idea into a social media post, a video or presentation. Becoming familiar with Creative Cloud tools has also helped me gain useful skills that I can use in my personal projects and that will help my work stand out in my career.”

“The Adobe Creative Commons in Kahlert Village at the University of Utah is a confluence of a vibrant physical space, a flourishing creative community, a dynamic peer educator model, and learning opportunities in digital and communication skills for students from all disciplines,” said Deborah Keyek-Franssen, associate vice president and dean for University Connected Learning, University of Utah. “The Creative Commons builds on students’ cost-free access to Adobe Creative Cloud tools, provides a holistic framework for discovering and using those tools, and represents a valuable addition to the campus’ student success efforts for both the undergraduate journey and students’ future careers.”

“The digital literacy initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill has been a true partnership with Adobe,” said Michael Barker, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “We’re producing graduates who will have the digital literacy skills that are now expected by the marketplace. That will result in highly satisfying outcomes for our future, and for our students’ futures.