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R-MC Faculty Teaching Toolkit: Spark

 

Spark logo Adobe Spark

 

About Spark

Spark is a free Adobe mobile and online design tool that allows you to design and create websites, presentations, graphics, infographics, videos, and more. Spark allows you to create these products easily, and without needing to know graphic design, css, html, etc. Spark focuses on telling stories and sharing ideas quickly and beautifully, focusing on three types of content:

  • Use Page to create a story using text, images and video, which is then presented as a responsive web page.
  • Use Post to create images for social media, customizing the size and shape of the image to fit various social media platforms.
  • Use Video to add text, voice, and music to videos uploaded from a phone, computer, or other source. 
  • Combine these formats in create ways to make your story unique.

To get started:

  1. Navigate to https://spark.adobe.com/sp/login and login with your preferred account. R-MC does not currently have an Adobe Creative Cloud site license, but if you need advanced features, please contact Lily Zhang at zzhang@rmc.edu to inquire about Creative Cloud.

Adobe Spark login screen

Adobe Spark Support. (2020). What is Adobe Spark?

Using Spark

Watch this video introduction to Teaching with Spark: Learning for Students (Bill Roberts).

To start a project in Spark, click the Create a project button and select the type of project you would like to complete.

highlights create a project button in Spark

 

Follow the project prompts to add content. Start with a title and then select a theme. Add the next content by clicking the plus (+) sign and selecting the type of content you would like to add next.

spark page with themes and new content options highlighted

 

You can invite participants to collaborate on a project, and publish and share the link when the project is done.

invite collaborators, publish and share, and other spark page options

 

When creating other types of content in Spark, look for templates and other suggestions. 

Visit Adobe Spark Support for additional help.