OIT Performs a Study to Determine the Demand for Adobe Creative Cloud

January 19, 2018

creative cloud survey for students


Written by: Danicia Steele, Communications Specialist


In fall 2017, the Enterprise Managed Customer Solutions (EMCS) team of the UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) performed a study to help determine the UTSA community’s demand for Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Creative Cloud is a suite of Adobe System applications that provides access to a collection of software used for photography, graphic design, video editing, web development and more.

As of now, all UTSA colleges and departments have been supplying Adobe software individually. Some areas are currently using out-of-date software and need funding for the latest Adobe Software. Supplying the UTSA community with the newest copy of Adobe Creative Cloud provides students the opportunity to have training on the tools they need to be successful in today’s workforce.

 “OIT is trying to improve the student experience at UTSA by providing more resources for student success,” said Joe Tobares, director of Learning Technologies. “When students graduate from UTSA they should be trained on the most current technology tools available so that they can compete in today’s global economy.”

 To perform this study, Information Security Specialist Pebby Garner created a survey that was given to all UTSA faculty, staff, and students. The survey was distributed mid-semester and as of now, OIT has received over 1,300 response collectively within the UTSA community. A second survey will be distributed in January to non- responders and new students. Results will be sent to UTSA’s executive leadership for regular funding options. 

The Adobe Systems site license will be beneficial for the UTSA community as it will help ensure everyone on campus has access to the up-to-date tools needed to be successful. If granted the opportunity to obtain the funding for the site license, students will also receive discounts if they wish to purchase the software for individual use at home.

Please take the survey here: https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0iDhkAF4GKBRdVH