Online Teaching Resources

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

Student? Learn more about how to use Canva

Online Teaching Resources

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

For teachers

For district and school admins

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Student? Learn more about how to use Canva

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

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

Centralise 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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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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Other tools you can use to make teaching remotely amazing

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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.

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 authorised adult (such as a teacher) who agrees to be bound by our Terms of Use.

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

Access online teaching resources easily in Canva

As schools all over the world have transitioned to online and hybrid learning models due to the pandemic, parents and teachers are continually looking for online learning resources. Online learning is transforming the way that students learn and teachers deliver lesson content. It’s providing new learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, making the lives of both students and teachers easier. Moreover, in this day and age, communicating visually to keep connections strong has never been more important for teachers.

Teachers are tasked with delivering lesson plans and classroom activities as part of distance learning. Parents are trying to keep students on track with their studies and educational growth. Canva offers a wealth of free resources for students of all ages, their parents, teachers, and school and district admins.

Canva offers thousands of high-quality, free, educational templates to teach online and drive learning outcomes. Choose from worksheets, education presentations, lesson plans, calendars, and much more. Teachers can share engaging visual assignments for students to complete remotely, either individually or collaboratively, so students can work together anywhere, any time.

Teachers can also record themselves speaking over their lesson or activity and share directly as a video link or file with students. 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.

Distance education with Canva

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