Designing with Canva

A black icon on a laptop is contrasted against a yellow background and the text "Design with Canva: Teaching with Technology Day 2018"

BeforeGetting Started with Canva

Before the session, please create your account with Canva:

A pink arrow points to an Education option for creating a new account in Canva

  1. Go to
  2. Select the Education (teacher or student) option
  3. Enter your name, email address, and password
  4. Complete or skip over the set up questions
  5. When prompted to select a design template, choose the bottom option “Not sure? Play with Canva”. This will start a Beginners’ Challenge tutorial
  6. Complete the tutorial to get comfortable with Canva

Already have a Canva account?

Great! Be prepared to login to your account at the Teaching with Technology Day session. 

Part 1Canva Basics

A pink arrow points to "Learn to Design" indicating its location on the Canva site - between the Upgrade button and the Canva logo
To kick us off, we will be working through a Canva tutorial together. Follow these steps to access the tutorial:

  1. Log into your Canva account
  2. Locate the “Learn to Design” link located in the bottom of the left hand menu bar
  3. In the Getting Started category  select the Essential Canva Tools tutorial

Part 2Design

Now that we have some new skills under our belts, it’s time to customize. Select the theme that resonates most with your design needs:








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