Adobe Spark Online Collaboration

by / Thursday, 22 August 2019 / Published in Teaching with Technology

If you haven’t used Adobe Spark before, it’s a free online webpage / graphic design software that’s very easy to use and has a great presentation feature. This is a convenient tool for students to create online blogs or portfolios and then present if need be from the same site.

This summer, Adobe added collaboration to Spark sites which now means that groups can work and edit together online making it particularly useful for developing group projects to showcase later. Let’s briefly go over how to access, set up and invite others to edit a Spark page.

To begin with, go to https://spark.adobe.com and log in as we all have accounts through the HCT using our regular sign in. You need to click on the school account log in.

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Now click on the Enterprise ID and log into the HCT Federal site – you generally don’t have to do this more than once as it will remember your log in.

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You’ll now see the main page and to get started, click on the ‘+’ sign and the ‘web pages’ tab.

 

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From here it is fairly straightforward and intuitive. Click on a template and once you have added a title and chosen a photo as your background to the first page, it’s relatively easy to add text, video or graphic elements.

 

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Spark has a good photo library to choose from – just add a term to the search function and choose the image you would like and it’ll be automatically scaled.

 

 

 

 

One of the most useful functions of Spark is the Presentation mode found at the top of the page. Alongside this is the new feature of sharing and collaborating. Using the share function allows others to edit the project online.

 

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Here’s a good showcase of Adobe Spark’s capabilities from a blog about trekking across the Nepalese Himalaya. Click on the picture to go to the blog

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