Create Brilliant Weekly Schedules with Canva

Create an eye-catching weekly schedule and view your week at a glance using Canva’s free online templates.

How to make a weekly schedule - Canva

Remember important appointments with a weekly schedule

A week is an entire seven days of opportunities to be productive that you wouldn’t want to waste. Make sure you plan your week in advance and stay on top of your weekly activities with a custom weekly planner that’s both eye-catching and conveniently shareable with a team.

Your team is more likely to look at and remember an eye-catching weekly schedule than a boring list. Coming up with a great design need not be time consuming either. Browse through our collection of brilliant design templates, then start customizing as much or as little as you want. Download your new design for printing or share it to your colleagues straight from Canva.

How to make a weekly schedule

  1. Open Canva

    Sign up or log in to Canva on your desktop or mobile device using your email, Facebook or Google account. Search “Weekly Schedule” to get started on your design.

  2. Select a template

    Browse through Canva’s pre-made weekly schedule templates. Narrow down your search by adding keywords that fit what you’re looking for. Click on the template you like to start designing.

  3. Explore features

    Scroll through Canva’s library of professionally designed images, icons, illustrations and other graphics. Resize and rearrange text boxes. Use the drag-and-drop tool to move elements around easily.

  4. Personalize it even more

    Personalize your weekly schedule by changing the layout of your template or adding your own art. Choose your own background, color scheme and font style to make your weekly schedule perfect.

  5. Publish and share

    Share your weekly schedule design in just one click. Share it with your friends and colleagues using the collaboration tool, or print it out for an easier reference. Feel free to go back to your design anytime.

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Utilize guidelines or grid lines to organize your schedule

Weekly schedules are as much about structure as they can be about visual appeal. Add grids to yours, whether image or type-heavy, and you’ll have a happy mix of both. Lines and grids are great for layouts that use interesting typography, helping them appear neater, more organized and enhancing their readability. Grids are also one of the more flexible tools in Canva. You can fill them with an image, color, or text.

Use Canva’s intuitive editor to fully customize your design

If you don’t like your text font, just highlight the text and choose from over 130 fonts. Change the color, the font size or make text bold with a few clicks. Nothing is hidden on Canva. It’s designed to be intuitive and easy even for beginners.

If one page isn’t enough for your weekly schedule, start a new page and reuse the text or other elements you’ve created. Simply click “Add a new page” and make a copy of the text and graphics you want to use. Drag the copy to the new page and you’re done.

Share and collaborate with a team

The sharing tool makes it easy for you to share and collaborate with others. Add as many email addresses as you like and invite family or colleagues to edit the schedule. Sharing is a great way to allow others to view your weekly schedule online, too. You can choose “view” and others will be able to see the weekly schedule online, but not edit.

FAQ

First, set aside a day or block for planning, either Sunday or Monday. Then divide your days according to theme, e.g. Tuesday for administrative work, Wednesday for meetings, Thursdays for deep work and Fridays for company culture. Create a daily checklist to ensure you hit all your marks.

A weekly schedule will look like a table of rows and columns with the seven days of the week on top and the times of day on the left-hand side. It may be color-coded, with different sized blocks depending on how long you spend doing each task.

Laying out a weekly schedule involves choosing themes for different days, listing the specific tasks to be completed for each day, and labelling your blocks of time with those tasks. You might leave more space for listing tasks on busier days or include extra room for writing notes and reflections.

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