Microsoft OneNote and Canva for Education team up to help teachers organize their digital notes

Microsoft OneNote is often described as the ultimate tool for classroom organization — it’s a digital notebook that helps teachers and students brainstorm, take notes and organize ideas. Now, through the OneNote and Canva for Education partnership, teachers and students can efficiently bring digital notes to life.

How to organize and transform your Canva designs in OneNote

  1. Create a free OneNote account and login
  2. Click New notebook, to start a new note
  3. To add a design from Canva, login to your Canva for Education account on another tab
  4. Once in the Canva editor, you can select a ready-to-use or blank template and edit using Canva’s elements, text, photos and other graphics
  5. Once finished, click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner, choose Embed and then Copy the Smart Embed Link
  6. On OneNote, paste the Canva link and your design will appear. You can continue to add to your note by inserting additional images, text (typed or digital free-form), audio or video. Depending on your goal, present or share notes with your students, encourage them to contribute together in real-time, or keep them private

5 great uses for Microsoft OneNote and Canva for Education in your classroom

  • Presenting challenging content - oftentimes your students need a combination of text, images, audio and video to understand a challenging concept. Find or create engaging designs on Canva, then add them to OneNote to introduce new science concepts or to better understand a complex time in history.
  • Brainstorming new ideas - develop your most important ideas by designing a new visual from scratch or editing a ready-to-use educational template on Canva that you add and enhance on OneNote.
  • Keeping a private notebook - build a visual collection of educational ideas, lesson plans and self-reflection journal entries to improve your teaching practice.
  • Sharing and collaborating with students - encourage student collaboration and together, come up with an impactful invention or eye-catching sketch.
  • Searching and tagging - After you import a design from Canva, tag your notes and images in OneNote so you can quickly search and retrieve that information when you need it.
  • Engage in learning across devices - with Canva and OneNote, you can access your notes and designs across a variety of devices from PC, Mac, Chromebook to mobile phones with the flexibility to add images and notes on-the-fly.

Upgrade now to Canva for Education

If you’re a K12 educator, you can access Canva for Education - our free offering. With it, you get all the benefits of premium features such as millions of images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates. You also get a dedicated classroom space to invite students and teachers to share, review, and manage your work.

Sign up here using your school, Dept. Ed’s, or Google-certified email domain, or upgrade your existing Canva account. Please note, you may be asked to verify your teaching credentials so you can access Canva for Education.

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