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.