I am a student in college and my professor wants me to use animation in photo shop but its not on there anywhere is there anyway i can download a different version and get it or is it on there somewhere and i just cant find it any ideas?
All the features are there in CC, there is no other version.
It sounds like you're not seeing the timeline palette, or have it set to frame mode versus video mode (or vice versa depending on what you're trying to do).
Spending some time with the Photoshop documentation might help.
This is a bit late, but just in case anyone else has this question - generally you can just go up to "Window" --> "View" --> "Animation" in the tool bar and a bunch of frames will pop up down the bottom. You change what's in the frames by adjusting which layers are visible in each frame. Photoshop animation is hard work but you can get some nice results, a guy I knew made an animation for an exhibition recently and it's very cute.