Distance education
with Canva

Our free creative learning tool and templates
will get you teaching from home in no time.

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Templates to support remote learning

Set up your virtual classroom on Canva

Our intuitive, drag-and-drop editor makes collaboration easy, in and out of the classroom. With Canva for Education, students and teachers can work together and edit their creations in real-time. Leave comments, add new graphics and change text together—all adding to the learning experience! Canva is also optimised for Chromebook and completely cross-platform.

  • Real-time collaboration

  • Comments

  • Classroom space

  • Marking workflow

  • Share templates

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Centralize communication

Clear communication is an essential part of distance education. Whether it’s celebrating the hardwork of your students with a certificate, or sending across monthly lessons plans to parents, Canva makes connection streamlined (and beautiful).

Resources to make teaching remotely easy

Access design tips, ideas and online communities to help you build a creative virtual classroom.


All you need to move your classroom online

Use this handy digital toolkit to get your online classroom up and running.
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Online course

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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online tutorials

Getting started with Canva for Education

Tune in to Design School to learn about how to get going on Canva for Education. You'll find out how to set up your account, invite your students, and collaborate on engaging class projects.
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Articles to motivate and empower teachers to inspire creativity in their classroom

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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.

Distance education with Canva

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