Adobe Spark is integrated with ELMS-Canvas, making it easy for students to submit digital content to assignments and discussion posts. Spark gives students an opportunity to create graphics, posters, web pages, presentations and short videos which can then be uploaded into an assignment from Spark.
As part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools, students have access to a premium version of Adobe Spark. Students must use their university Directory credentials to log into Spark in order to sync Spark with ELMS-Canvas.
NOTE: From Adobe Spark, students are able to Create a project, Publish and Share links to graphics and web pages, or download .png or .jpg versions of graphics and mp4 versions of videos. These file formats can then be uploaded, as enabled by an instructor, to an assignment. In addition, all digital assets can be directly shared with an ELMS-Canvas assignment via the Turn in to Canvas option in Adobe Spark.
If you have never created a Spark project, please see one of these Getting Started videos.
Your instructor will provide the requirements for how to submit the assignment in the notes field of the assignment to which you will submit an Adobe Spark asset. Options for the Online Submission type can be: Website URL, Media Recording, or File Upload.
Your instructor may include an example of a Spark asset as part of the assignment. The example can then be edited by each student when they open a copy in Spark. If your instructor has placed a Spark example in the assignment, students will be prompted to select Make a copy.
This action will take students to the Adobe Spark sign-in page. Follow the steps under Log in to Adobe Spark above. A copy of your instructor’s example will open in your projects. You can preview or edit it. If your instructor has asked you to use it as a template, rename it before you begin your edits.
The integration between Spark and ELMS comes from the feature that enables you to Turn in to Canvas. This integration enables you to select a course in which you have a student role and then identify the assignment to which the asset should be submitted.
Adobe Spark assets can also be shared between students for group projects. Note that when a member of the group uses one of the methods of upload a file or URL to the assignment described above, they will get a message reminding them that the submission will count for everyone in their group.
For instructions on Spark collaboration, see Collaborating on Adobe Spark Projects.