Adobe has grown to be one of the most popular software used throughout the education market. One of the biggest reasons that they have been so prevalent among schools is that they are constantly changing to address customer’s needs. This is seen in the Adobe K12 Site License offering that has made some changes compared to their previous Adobe EEA program.
Originally if a teacher wanted to use Adobe on their home devices they could purchase it on their own or the school could purchase a license through the VIP program, but both options were very costly. The new K12 offering allows for teacher home use with a couple parameters:
Teacher Home Use Requirements
- Each K–12 license allows for teacher home usage for eligible teaching staff. A license may be deployed in a classroom, lab or at home as long as the school or district has procured enough licenses to meet their deployment needs. Each deployment including a license deployed at a teacher’s home counts as one license used.
- If the teacher uses their own computer, they must either bring it to the school to get the required software deployment package installed or the school will need to supply them with the software deployment package via protected internet access. The teacher may have to access the school or district servers (login required) to download the required software package. Licenses must be immediately deactivated/revoked from teacher computers when they are no longer employed by the school or district.
In addition to teacher home use, Adobe addressed the concern about BYOD (bring your own device) programs that have been expanding throughout K12. Similar to teacher’s home use, students would previously have to purchase on their own or the school would be required to purchase a license. Now the K12 License may be installed on student-owned machines and again that comes with rules by Adobe:
Adobe BYOD Requirements
- The students must be enrolled at the school. Each deployment on a student-owned device counts as one license used. Schools must authorize student use of the license, take full responsibility for all student use of the software and your school retains all license use rights under your VIP membership (license use rights may not be transferred to the student).
- If a student uses their own computer, they must either bring it to the school to get the required software deployment package installed or your school will need to supply them access to the software deployment package via protected internet access. Students may have to access your school servers (login required) to download the required software package. Schools and districts are responsible for ensuring deployment access only to eligible students and licenses deployed to student-owned computers must be deactivated/revoked once the student is no longer enrolled at the school.