Free Online Graphic Organizer Maker

Make a delightful, visually stimulating chart or diagram with Canva’s online graphic organizer maker. In a few clicks, you’ll create awesome learning tools for your students or teammates.
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Graphic Organizer maker features

Graphic organizers are a great way for students to show their knowledge of a topic, since it asks them to present links and relationships between ideas. It’s also a flexible teaching tool for students with a wide range of learning abilities. Canva’s online graphic organizer maker will make this activity easier and more fun, thanks to gorgeous templates that teachers can edit and customize.

More than 20 professional types of graphs to choose from

Professionally designed templates to fast-track your workflow

Data visualization made easy – no complicated software to learn

Publish, share or download your high-resolution graphic organizer

Embed your graphic organizer in presentations, reports and more with no fuss

Easy drag-and-drop tools, made with the non-designer in mind


How to make a graphic organizer

  1. Launch Canva - Open Canva and search for "Graphic Organizer" to create your own graphic organizer chart.
  2. Choose a graphic organizer template - Look through our graphic organizer templates and choose the design that best applies to your topic. Filter the results by theme or style, then click on your chosen chart, diagram, or learning map template.
  3. Add your ideas - Fill in each section of your graphic organizer template. Add problems and solutions or cause and effect on the chart. Or explain main ideas and supporting details in a diagram. Don't forget to put a title.
  4. Personalize your graphic organizer - Get creative with your graphic organizer. Customize the template by changing the colors, font styles, and placement of each element. Add stock photos, icons, arrows, and stickers.
  5. Download and share - Download your graphic organizer design as a PDF, PNG, or JPG. Add it to your learning tools, school projects, slides, Canva Docs, and more. You can also share it with students via email or social media. Lastly, you can order high-quality printouts from Canva Print.
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Create fun graphic organizers in minutes

As an educator, you can use Canva’s online graphic organizer creator to design impressive graphic organizers for classroom use or as a teaching aid. Not that confident with your design skills? No problem! Whatever design level you’re at, Canva’s templates and drag-and-drop tools will make designing fun and easy, so you can go back to doing what you do best—inspiring and molding minds!

Don’t worry about layout and simply focus on your content

At a loss on how to start, or not sure how a graphic organizer should look like? Never fear! Canva’s amazing library of chart and diagram layouts will get you up and designing in no time. Choose from a wide variety of graphic organizers, encompassing all sorts of academic topics. Need something more specific? Use a template as a starting point, then customize it with our drag-and-drop tools and library of shapes, icons, and more. Change the fonts and colors of your graphic organizer design. Add, remove, and reposition elements and lines to create a learning map that suits your topic.

Add photos or illustrations to your graphic organizer

Add illustrations and images to your design to make it more interesting and creative. With Canva’s online graphic organizer maker, you can access a massive media library of free and premium photos and graphics. In a few clicks, you can easily resize photos, recolor vectors, and put them anywhere on your diagram.

You can also upload your own images and sketches to the graphic organizer creator. Just head over to the Uploads tab, click Upload files and select any image file from your device. Once uploaded, the images are automatically saved in your Uploads folder, ready to be re-used in your next graphic organizer.

Use your graphic organizer design as a template

Often, you can reuse a learning tool to illustrate another topic. If you want to reuse your graphic organizer design for another lesson, simply make a copy and edit it to fit your new topic. Open your design, then click File > Make a Copy. You can make as many copies of your graphic organizer as you need.

You can even access and edit your designs on the go, thanks to our iOS and Android apps. Download the free Canva app to your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices from the App Store and Google Play. Wherever you are, you can use our tools to create stunning graphic organizers.

Graphic organizer templates

No need to tinker with complicated software. Canva’s graphic organizer templates are your shortcut to a good-looking chart or diagram. Simply choose a template, and use our design tools to create your graphic organizers. Start with one of the beautiful templates below:
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Frequently Asked Questions

A graphic organizer is a great tool that makes learning more interactive and engaging. It allows students to visualize abstract concepts and organize information. Teachers can also use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast ideas, demonstrate cause and effect, and simplify complex data. Plus, with our graphic organizer maker, creating one is fun and easy.

You can edit your text in a variety of ways to make sure it fits your design. Select the text box you wish to edit and click on the format options in the toolbar. Change the font style, size, color, alignment, spacing, and transparency. You can also turn your text into a bulleted or numbered list. Changes are applied across all text within a text box.

Yes, we do! Our diverse stock library includes millions of free and premium stock images, graphics, and illustrations. There are also premium stock photos, which come at an affordable price. Also, using your own images is 100% free. Once you upload them to our online graphic organizer creator, you can use them as many times as you like.

You might need to ask for feedback from your teammates or co-teachers. This is when Canva's collaborative tools become handy. To share your design, click Share > More and choose from the sharing options. Or invite them to edit the graphic organizer by emailing or sending them the link directly. Make sure you've chosen the Can Edit option before sending the template.

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