Butler offering Adobe Creative Skills Series Badge Program for students, faculty and staff
Pilot program is designed to equip students with tangible, transferable soft skills.
As part of its designation as an Adobe Creative Campus, Butler Community College is now offering free self-paced, online courses where students and employees can earn verified skills badges through the digital credentialing platform Credly.
Designed around standardized assignments with feedback from Adobe experts, each course serves as a short introduction to skills such as creating stunning presentations, short form video editing, social media strategy, and more. After completing each course, students can add badges to their LinkedIn profile or resume.
Originally designed for students to develop skills for use at school, at work or in the job market, these bite-sized courses can also be used by faculty as resources for instruction in the classroom or to improve their own skills.
“The courses offered by Adobe align well with our institutional goals,” said Butler’s Vice President of Academics Dr. Tom Nevill. “They strategically bridge the educational and professional skills our students and employees need, while collectively moving us closer to our shared vision of being a campus of innovation,” he said.
As the first and only Adobe Creative Campus in Kansas, Butler provides every student with free, unlimited access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, empowering them to develop digital literacy skills and gain a competitive edge in the workforce. Creative Cloud is home to professional tools for graphic design, video production and web development, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Express and many more.
Each course in the Adobe Creative Skills Series is mapped to existing curricular standards, with learning outcomes based on the AAC&U VALUES rubric for creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
More information can be found on Butler's Adobe Badge Program dashboard.