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August 23, 2010

Back to School: A is For Acrobat

Can you believe it’s already back to school time? While the thought of summer ending might bring on a few twinges, there are countless ways Acrobat can simplify collaboration, presenting group projects and sharing information for teachers and students.

Within Acrobat, there are numerous commenting and collaboration tools that can help you complete projects quickly and efficiently. They’re great resources for online classes and working on group projects, reviewing course materials and providing and collecting feedback.

I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite recent examples below:

  • A CSU Monterey Bay professor uses PDF Portfolios and online collaboration for his graduate course on “Interactive Multimedia for Instruction.” The professor uses Acrobat to deliver his course online and also teaches his students how to use it in their future careers.
  • PDF Portfolios provide an easy and polished way to present a wide range of information and media types in one file. This can be useful for preparing course packages, creating dynamic presentations, requests for research grants, etc. To make it easy, a free guide is available to help with creating these electronic portfolios, in addition to complimentary guides on assessing digital coursework and streamlining lesson planning.
  • Integration with Acrobat.com gives teachers and students access to Web conferencing, file sharing, PDF creation and online word processing, spreadsheet and presentation creation. Additionally, Acrobat.com is a great way to create and share documents and communicate in real-time.

Still interested in a few more ways to tap Acrobat in your classroom? Check out Adobe’s Acrobat for education website for more information.

Miriam Newton, Group Product Marketing Manager

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