Accessing Adobe software on a Bowdoin computer

Issue/Question

How to install Adobe software on a Bowdoin owned computer?

Environment

Faculty and staff are able to access the entire suite of Adobe applications on up to 2 computers. The following instructions will walk you through installing the Adobe Creative Cloud on a Bowdoin owned macOS or Windows computer, sign-in to the Adobe Creative Cloud and then install the Adobe apps that you need to use.

Resolution

  • Install the Adobe Creative Cloud on your Bowdoin computer.
    • In macOS use the Self Service app to install the Adobe Creative Cloud.  See the Related Articles section for Self Service for Mac OS.
    • In Windows use the Software Center app to install the Adobe Creative Cloud.   See the Related Articles section for Software Center for Windows.
  • Open the Adobe Creative Cloud add when the install has completed
  • At the Sign in window, enter your full Bowdoin email address and click Continue

     
  • Click Company or School Account if presented with the option.

     
  • When prompted, enter your Bowdoin credentials at the Okta login.
  • After signing in, the Adobe Creative Cloud may update.

     
  • The application will close while updating and then re-open after a moment.  Click Ok to continue.

     
  • Click Install next to the Adobe app that you need to use.

     
  • Once the app is installed, you can click Open in the Installed section of the Adobe Creative Cloud app or you can launch each application from the Applications folder or Start Menu depending on your operating system.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk