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Canva for Education

The creativity and collaboration tool for every classroom.
Available to K-12 teachers and their students.
100% free - now and forever.

Canva for Education

The creativity and collaboration tool for every classroom.
Available to K-12 teachers and their students.
100% free - now and forever.

Inspire creativity
and teamwork with Canva

Canva is the only design platform your classroom will ever need. Pass on creative and collaborative skills that’ll last a lifetime with our intuitive drag-and-drop tool makes visual learning and communication easy and fun. Plus, it’s available for free to all K-12 teachers and their students.

From brainstorms and worksheets to presentations and posters – your whole class can design anything, with any ingredient, together. As a go-to platform for project-based learning, you can create assignments that reflect the challenges your students will face in the real world. Canva is also optimized for Chromebook and fully functional cross-platform.

Google for Education partner

Canva editor on iPad designing a school poster

If you can dream it,
you can create it on Canva

Create presentations, classroom decorations, infographics, worksheets, lesson plans and much more.

  • 420,000+ templates

  • 75 million+ premium stock photos, videos and graphics free-to-use

  • 3,000+ fonts

  • Publish assignments and activities for your students

  • Access your content from Google Drive, Dropbox and Folders

  • Bring your designs to life with Bitmoji, Giphy and YouTube

  • Share your designs to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and Remind.

More value for schools

Education is priceless. So we're offering a supercharged version of Canva to K-12 classrooms for free. Jam-packed with value and time-saving features (including thousands of educational resources), every Canva teacher can invite their students across all their classes for free.

From folders that help you stay organized to classroom collaboration and assignments that increase engagement levels, there are endless ways to engage with your students, regardless of if you're teaching in the classroom or remotely. Register now to unlock the best teaching tools Canva has to offer.

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How schools are succeeding with Canva for Education

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Balboa High School, SF

Empower students to build visual literacy

"One realization I had with our 12th Graders is that Canva’s platform and layout inspires and encourages entrepreneurship! The students are finding new ways to be creative and are sharing and collaborating. Many of our students are especially pushing the boundaries of using Canva."

George Lee

Director of Media Arts at Balboa High School, San Francisco, USA

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Chatswood High School, AU

Creative collaboration in the classroom

“Being able to bring students into an online space, where they can easily collaborate and I can see what they’re doing in the classroom is really important for me. Canva is a tool that is so ingrained in my teaching now - and what I do every day.”

Emily McLachlan

PDHPE Teacher at Chatswood High School, NSW, Australia

How to register for Canva for Education

Registering your school unlocks hundreds of dollars of value for every user – entirely free.

  1. Fill out a form with your teaching details
  2. Our team will verify your application
  3. You’ll get an email confirmation
  4. Bring your whole class on board
Register now for free

Want to bring your whole school or district on board? Contact us

Built with the classroom in mind

Simple setup

Focus on what you do best – teaching

Technology should break down barriers, not impose them. Canva is simple to set up and there’s no complicated software to learn. Canva was created with ease-of-use in mind, so students of any age can use it: simply drag and drop.

  • Google Classroom rostering

  • Clever SSO

  • Google Sign-In

  • Optimised for Chromebooks

  • COPPA compliant

  • FERPA compliant

Create and collaborate

Work together, learn together

Set up your class and share learning resources and assignments.
Make teamwork effortless and fun. Group work is easy with Canva. Collaborate with a partner or the whole class in real-time, from any location — all for free.

  • Real-time collaboration

  • Comments

  • Classroom space

  • Marking workflow

  • Share templates

Publish anywhere, any way

Deliver outcomes fast

Canva adds an element of fun to any project. It’s hands-on, interactive and delivers outcomes fast. Teachers say they watch their students’ eyes light up as they discover what they are capable of when they use Canva.

  • Share to Google Classroom

  • Download as PNG, JPG, PDF, PPT, Video, GIF

  • Interactive presentations

  • Create websites

  • Create assignments

  • Share to Microsoft Teams

  • Share to Remind


Empower teachers to create classrooms that are built for creativity.

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Canva for the Classroom

We’re on mission to bring more creativity to your classroom, and make design easy for you and your students. Canva for the Classroom is a tool to help with creative thinking, and ICT capabilities, we’ve got you covered.
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Teachers community

Join Canva’s teacher community

We’ve got an active Facebook community that empowers teachers to use Canva as a tool to educate. Join and start sharing ideas, lesson plans and resources with other teachers. The best way to get the latest tips and tricks straight from the Canva team.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Nothing! Canva for Education is offered to classrooms for free. Register your class to unlock the additional features.

You can apply for Canva for Education if you are a primary or secondary school teacher. You also need to have an existing Canva account.

We get you to fill out a form with details about your class. Our team then verifies this information – this usually takes around one week. You’ll then receive an email confirming your registration for Canva for Education, granting access to you and your class.

Yes, you can. We’ll upgrade your existing account with the Canva for Education features, so you can access all of your favorite designs, folders and more.

Canva can be used by children of any age. Children under the age of 13 should be directly supervised by a parent, guardian or another authorized adult (such as a teacher) who agrees to be bound by our Terms of Use.

Yes, Canva for Education is COPPA and FERPA compliant. This means students can design with ease, while you have peace of mind.

There is no limit to how many classes you can set up or how many students you can invite.

Add Canva to your Clever library and allow students to sign in with Clever.
Learn how to set up Canva with Clever in this tutorial.

Canva for Education

The creativity tool for every classroom. 100% free, now and forever.