Tool selection is an important part of building a sustainable course design. It will determine the level of support you receive, the level of support your students receive, and how robust and reliable that support will be. The Blended Learning Toolkit identifies a list of tools supported by DoIT. Be aware that different parts of DoIT may provide different levels of support for these applications. The criteria for tools to be on this list are that users should receive some combination of the following levels of support:

  • Technical support from DoIT Help Desk;
  • Technical training is available from DoIT Academic Technology;
  • In-class support and training through DoIT Software Training for Students;
  • Individual consultations with DoIT Academic Technology;
  • Campus licensing — making them available at no cost to campus users; and/or
  • Access to software from Windows and Mac operating systems.
NOTE: This list is not intended to restrict or discourage use of tools outside of this list, but instead, it is a guide for those who desire a fully-featured support ecosystem around the tools they use. Faculty are encouraged to consult with their departmental support services for lists of software leveraged through their school, college, division or institute.


UW System and Adobe signed a new Enterprise Term License Agreement. It gives campus users the right to install and use Creative Cloud applications and services through 11/17/2019. Support for these tools will vary.  DoIT Help Desk and DoIT Academic Technology may not provide any support for these tools other than directing users to existing Adobe support resources.

Tools included in the Creative Cloud service include but are not limited to: Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Acrobat DC, Dreamweaver CC, InCopy CC, Camera Raw CC, Lightroom CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Audition CC, Media Encoder CC, and many more.  It also includes access to Adobe Stock for stock images and TypeKit for fonts.

To get access to this software, go to the Adobe Creative Cloud site.

  • Click SIGN IN, then choose Sign in with an Enterprise ID.
  • Enter your UW–Madison email address ( without entering your password.
  • Click Sign in with an Enterprise ID.
  • You will be redirected to UW-Madison NetID login.  Enter your NetID and password.