How does Adobe verify teacher status?
Teachers can create classroom accounts in Adobe Spark if they meet specific criteria. Adobe, teachers, parents, students and admins are all mindful about data privacy - Adobe has specific eligibility requirements in place today to help protect your safety and the safety of your students, school, and district.
When teachers start to set up a classroom account, Adobe will verify that the teacher is a verified teacher in the United States. Adobe uses a third-party verification system, SheerID, to validate that the person signing up is a teacher. Adobe will also check that the teacher is based in the United States - classroom accounts are not available outside the United States at this time.
What happens if I am asked to “Submit Documentation”?
If SheerID cannot verify you instantly, you will need to Submit Documentation to be verified manually. You will be asked to share a document verifying your teacher employment status, like a teacher ID or a pay stub.
After submitting your verification, you will receive an email confirmation, and will be notified over email when your verification is approved by SheerID. At that point, you can finish creating your Adobe Spark classroom account.
What if SheerID cannot find my school?
If you look for your school name and cannot find it, SheerID may not have your school in its database. Unfortunately, you will not be able to proceed at this time - see the section below on what to do if SheerID is unable to verify you.
What if I am not verified by SheerID after submitting materials for review?
If a teacher is not verified by SheerID either instantly or through submitting documentation, the classroom account option is not available for them at this time. If you see that you are not verified for a classroom account, you have a few options:
- Join the classroom account waitlist to get updates on classroom accounts.
- When Adobe and SheerID are able to add unverified schools for approval, that waitlist will be notified.
- Reach out to your administrator and ask them to deploy Adobe Spark school or district accounts for your students and you. Click here for instructions on how your administrator can get Adobe Spark for your school or district.
- Create a personal account for your own personal use. Personal accounts are not designed to be used in the classroom with students, but teachers are welcome to use Adobe Spark personal accounts as individuals outside the classroom. Click here to create a personal account.