Macquarie Uni – Adobe Creative Cloud Open Day


About 75 lecturers and administration staff from throughout Macquarie University in Sydney gathered together today for and Adobe Creative Cloud Open Day.

Macquarie Uni has entered into an enterprise agreement with Adobe providing all their staff and university owned computers with the Adobe Creative Cloud. The aim of this event was to show key staff what they have access to and how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Daniel Dos Santos (Director, Client Services at Macquarie) gave the welcome to country and set the scene for the day. Then he introduced the first speaker Michael Stoddart – Director, Digital Media Enterprise at Adobe.


Michael shared the value of video as a communication tool, then provided an overview of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Then it was my turn to do the keynote.

My brief was to talk about the importance of digital literacy, education initiatives and share key Adobe resources that help educators and students. Click here to get access the resources I shared via the Adobe Education Exchange.


After my keynote, Adobe Solution Consultants Jane Chen and Jason Grant ran a series of app demo session covering software such as Adobe Spark, Photoshop, Project Gemini, Adobe Capture, XD, Dimension and others.

We then broke into a set of breakout workshop options including:

  • Video For Everyone (Premiere Rush)
  • Photography Bootcamp (Photoshop & Lightroom)
  • Design Thinking with XD
  • Animation Made Easy (Character Animator)

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Special thank you to the following Adobe staff who put this event together for Macquarie University – Jane Chen, Michael Stoddart, Sasha McQuaid, Chris Hansen, Jason Grant, Marty Outram, Emma Li & Ritwik Sing.


Monash Uni Educational Designers & Adobe


On Thursday April 11, I worked with about 20 Educational Designers from a wide range of Monash University faculties to help them enhance heir skills the range of Adobe products.

Educational Designers work with a team to provide educational innovation support and advice to academic and professional staff across the faculty.

According to the official Monash University position description, an educational designer contributes to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of new educational design projects across the faculty with a focus on initiatives relating to blended and online learning, educational technologies, active in-class learning, authentic and professional assessment, continuing professional development and effective use of learning spaces.

To help them with this role, we looked at the following Adobe apps:

  • Spark Post
  • Spark Page
  • Spark Video
  • Premiere Rush
  • Photoshop &
  • Character Animator