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Canva for Education

Whether you’re a teacher or student, Canva for Education makes it easy to create, collaborate, and communicate visually in the classroom and beyond. It’s 100% free for K12 teachers and their students.

For teachers

For district and school admins

Student? Learn more about how to use Canva

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Canva for Education

Whether you’re a teacher or student, Canva for Education makes it easy to create, collaborate, and communicate visually in the classroom and beyond. It’s 100% free for K12 teachers and their students.

For teachers

For district and school admins

Student? Learn more about how to use Canva

The world's a classroom

Set up your classroom space, invite students, and manage lessons, activities, or projects, all in one place.

From your dedicated classroom space, you can share and review work between Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and more, as well as share assignments for students to complete.

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Save time with ready-to-use templates

Access thousands of high-quality, educational templates for every subject, grade, and ability. From Science and Math, to English, Social Studies and more - Canva is for everyone.

Discover worksheets, lesson plans, presentations, posters, reports, and more, all ready to customize.

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Unleash creativity with Pro
features, free for educators

Create lessons, learning materials and activities in minutes with our easy to use platform. Canva for Education includes:

  • Millions of premium images

  • Premium fonts, graphics, videos and animations

  • Remove the background from an image in a click

  • Upload school logos and fonts

  • Add Bitmoji and gifs to personalize your work

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Share engaging visual assignments

  1. Create and share engaging assignments with your students for them to complete.
  2. Share them to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or from within Canva.
  3. Students complete assignments at their own pace and turn them back in for you to review, leave feedback, or approve.

Empower student collaboration and
visual communication

Share group learning activities with your students for them to complete, individually or collaboratively.

Students can work together no matter where they are by viewing, editing, and sharing feedback with live comments in real-time.

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Deliver in-person, remote, or hybrid

Whatever your class looks like, Canva helps keep connection with your students strong. For students learning remotely, you can create a presentation or lesson, add your voiceover, and send or share directly as a video link.

Students can also create their own videos or record themselves speaking over their own assignments and projects, keeping the feedback loop strong and making their voices heard.

It works seamlessly with all your
classroom tools

Canva works with other go-to classroom tools – import students from Google Classroom or by sharing a class link to Clever. We’re continually adding more.

You can also share your work and assignments to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and Remind, or download work to PowerPoint.

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For district and school admins

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Frequently asked questions

Canva for Education is our free offering for all K12 educators. With it, you get all the benefits of premium features such as millions of images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates, as well as a dedicated classroom space to invite students and teachers to share, review, and manage your work.

You can sign up at using your school, DeptEd's, or Google-certified email domain. Please note, you’ll be asked to verify your teaching credentials so you can access Canva for Education.

No problem. If you already have a Canva account, log in to your account, go to, and your account will be upgraded. This means all of your existing designs will be there ready to use.

First, create a new class by going to your Account Settings in the upper right-hand corner, selecting Billing & Classes, and clicking Create New Class.

There are currently three options for inviting students to your class:
  • Import your students using Google Classroom
  • Send your students a link by clicking "Get invite link", and sharing to Google Classroom or Clever
  • Manually invite students via their email address.

Rest assured, Canva is fully COPPA and FERPA compliant, ensuring the highest level of privacy and safety for students.

Yes. It’s our commitment that Canva for Education will always be 100% free for K12 educators and their students.

Currently, Canva for Education is available for K12 teachers and their students - and teachers need to sign up to be able to bring their students onboard. Simply share the link with your teacher. Once they get verified, they can bring your whole class onboard!

If you’re a student in higher education, you can learn more about how Canva can help you here.

When it comes to ensuring the safety of students on the Canva for Education platform, our commitment to the Canva core values means that we’re also committed to doing everything we can to ensure that students can harness the full potential of Canva while remaining completely safe in the content they are able to access within Canva’s libraries. We know that we have a huge responsibility to champion safe, diverse, and appropriate content for the millions of students using Canva for Education worldwide.

In order to make this happen, Canva uses a multi-layered set of safeguards to ensure that the content within our Canva for Education platform is safe for school and safe for students. Our system begins with a set of blocked search terms -- those which are clearly inappropriate for school under any circumstances -- which yield no search results within Canva’s libraries when searched by Canva for Education users. This list is revised and updated over time based on emerging trends and language and in response to feedback from districts, as appropriate.

Our second layer of protection comes from our use of a best-in-class machine learning platform, which scans our existing collection of millions of photos and graphics to identify, flag, and remove access to “not safe for school” content for Canva for Education users. While Canva is always adding content to our collections, through our collaborations with professional content creators, every single addition to our collections is reviewed by a human content moderator to check compliance with our “not safe for school” definitions.

Nothing is perfect in this world, and we won’t claim to be: in the very rare event that a questionable piece of content slips through our filters, we act quickly and responsively based on concerns raised by educators to remove the content and audit our collection for anything similar. Read more here about how to share your concerns about content you or your students encounter in Canva.
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