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Canva for Education

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

Canva for Education

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

Your go-to platform
for project-based learning

Engage your students in rich and authentic learning experiences that reflect the challenges they’ll face in the real world. Our intuitive, drag-and-drop tools make visual communication easy, so students can spend more time interacting and responding effectively to their learning. Canva is optimised for Chromebook and fully cross-platform.

Google for Education partner

Canva-redigeringsverktøy på iPad med design av en skoleplakat

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

Create presentations, infographics, websites, reports, worksheets, posters, flyers and signage

  • 420,000+ templates

  • 75 million+ images

  • 800k+ icons and illustrations

  • 700+ fonts

  • Access your content from Google Drive, Dropbox, Folders

  • Bring designs to life with Giphy, YouTube and QR codes

  • Integrate with Google Classroom

More value for schools

Education is priceless. So we’re offering a super-charged version of Canva to classrooms for free. Jam-packed with value and time-saving features (plus millions of free images), every user of Canva for Education gets hundreds of dollars of value for free. Register your class to unlock the best teaching tools Canva has to offer – from classroom collaboration to folders that help you stay organized.

See what your classroom can create with Canva

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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

Two iPads showing Canva for Education classroom view and a poster design

Create and collaborate

Work together, learn together

Canva makes group projects a breeze. Set up your class and share resources, designs and templates. By working together to solve problems using design and technology, students are prepared for the workforce of tomorrow.

  • 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


Empower teachers to create classrooms that are built for creativity.

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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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.

Canva for Education

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