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Adobe software licensing benefits

UVic is currently enrolled in an Adobe Campus licensing agreement. This agreement provides the institution with access to Adobe software and services and provides the campus the following benefits:

  • Provides access to Adobe software on UVic-owned computers (see details below)
  • Grants the ability to upgrade UVic-owned computers to the latest versions of Adobe software at any time for no additional cost
  • Permits the installation of the latest Adobe software for student use in the Student Computing Facilities and other student labs
  • Provides the campus with the ability to use enterprise portal to manage Adobe license on campus and deploy Adobe software to users on campus

By entering into this Adobe campus licensing agreement, the university seeks to provide an up-to-date computing environment that allows all departments, faculty, and staff to use the latest technology.

What software is licensed under this agreement?

The following Adobe products are available for faculty and staff to use on UVic-owned computers as part of this agreement:

  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • Adobe Dimension CC
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Adobe Premiere Clip
  • After Effects CC
  • Animate CC
  • Audition CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Edge Animate CC
  • Edge Code CC
  • Edge Inspect 
  • Edge Reflow CC (Preview)
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash Builder
  • Illustrator CC
  • InCopy CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Muse CC
  • Photoshop CC
  • Prelude CC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Scout
  • SpeedGrade CC
  • XD CC

What is the cost?

This service is currently funded centrally by the University so there is currently no charge for faculty and staff to use the Adobe software licensed under this agreement. This grants each computer the ability to use required Adobe software tools, and ensures that the computer can remain current by upgrading the latest versions of Adobe software for the duration of its use.

How do I obtain Adobe software?

To access Adobe software, contact the Computer Help Desk by submitting a request on our “Request Help Now” page, and including the Adobe software application you require.

Please review the privacy statement below before proceeding:

UVic is making the Adobe licensed software available through the Adobe Creative Cloud Service to ensure that the delivery of the software is efficient and UVic is able to report on the number of licenses in use. License tracking is required as the total cost of the agreement is directly linked to the number of licenses in use.

To access Adobe software through the Adobe Creative Cloud, UVic will provide your first name, last name and UVic email address to Please be advised that all information disclosed to is stored on servers outside of Canada.

When you use this service, no personal information about you is collected by or for the university, nor does UVic provide any other personal information about you other than what is listed above. The service requires authentication using your NetLink ID and password.

Because the login is redirected to the Login to UVic page, your NetLink ID and password are not shared with; only your first name, last name and UVic email address are shared with UVic only shares this information with for faculty and staff.

Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to You may wish to review the privacy policy before using the service. Questions about the collection of information by may be directed to David Street, Desktop Support Services Manager