How to move your classroom online

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With schools all over the world shifting to online classrooms due to COVID-19, both teachers and students have quickly risen to the new challenge of distance learning. Thankfully the technology exists to support this transition while ensuring kids don't miss out on any of their education.

To make this transition easier, Canva has launched a new partnership with three of the best education technology platforms in the world to help teachers and students seamlessly move their classrooms online.

Get to know your four new distance learning tools tools


Clever is a single sign-on (SSO) platform specifically designed for education. It works across hundreds of applications and is easy to use for students of all ages. In fact, over 60% of US districts are already using Clever.


A tool that has skyrocketed in popularity, Zoom is a versatile and secure video conferencing app that keeps people connected anywhere. It supports teachers to deliver lessons to the whole class as well as manage group exercises in siloed “breakout rooms”. Teachers can even make students feel like they are in an actual classroom when they use the virtual background feature! Here at Canva, we depend on Zoom every day.


Teachers and parents can build a child’s confidence with Outschool’s huge range of low-cost online training workshops. It’s the #1 provider of live online courses for students aged 3-18 and offers a way for teachers and students alike to learn and upskill wherever they have a need or interest.

Canva for Education

If you don’t know us, you will soon! Canva for Education offers hands-on learning experiences that nurture your students’ creativity while preparing them for real-world situations. An intuitive, drag-and-drop interface combined with tens of thousands of design templates and stock photos make designing on Canva fun. It’s a Google for Education Partner as well as COPPA and FERPA-compliant.

How Clever, Zoom, Outschool, and Canva work together

The combination of Clever, Zoom, Outschool, and Canva will support students and teachers K-12 see out the school year with powerful online learning solutions that keep kids inspired. It even makes life simpler for parents.

Easy single sign-on with Clever + Canva

You can think of Clever as empowering your child to walk to school on their own. It lets students sign on to Canva for Education in an instant, as well as hundreds of other learning platforms. Best of all, Clever is totally free for educators and 100% FERPA-compliant.

See how it works with Canva here.

Teachers can install Canva in Clever Library here(opens in a new tab or window).

Real-time face-to-face learning with Zoom

Zoom seamlessly integrates with Clever for a speedy sign-on process so students won’t have any excuses to be late for class online. Zoom is also 100% FERPA-compliant and is also the perfect solution for delivering presentations made in Canva.

See how easy it is to bring a friendly face into the virtual classroom here(opens in a new tab or window).

Extracurricular support with Outschool

Delivered by teachers with extensive online education experience, every class comes with lots of downloadable support materials so kids can continue learning and developing any time.

See how it can help kids out here.

How to get started with Canva

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Whether you're a teacher, administrator or parent, head to Canva for Education to get started. If you’re a single classroom or an entire school district, you’ll be up and running in no time.

Making education colorful and captivating is quick and easy in Canva for Education. Make sure your kids always know what’s coming up in your online classroom with eye-catching designs like Teal and Pink Patterned Class Schedule or White Blue Green Class Schedule.

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Each respective platform offers extensive support material like videos and blog posts that offer teachers, students and parents the autonomy to fix issues themselves – plus, students can always ask their teacher at the next online class.

Posters are a great way to spread information and help both students and teachers help themselves – in class and at home. Canva’s range of customizable School Posters will help get the word out quickly. Try out Purple and Turquoise Motivational Poster or School Supplies Welcome Back Poster next time you need to share information beautifully.

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