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Back to school: Transform your teaching with Canva for Education

Level up the way you teach. Create a Canva-powered classroom with the help of our free library of teaching resources and AI-powered tools to make every lesson engaging and inclusive.


As we kick off a brand-new school year, now’s the perfect opportunity to level up your classroom in new and engaging ways. We understand how important it is for teachers to have the time to create an enriching and impactful learning experience for students, so we’re always striving to develop game-changing tools and resources that simplify teachers’ tasks and elevate their creativity.

From lesson planning and refining resources to creating engaging materials and making the classroom inclusive, here are some of the ways you can jumpstart your school year and transform your teaching in 2024 with Canva for Education(opens in a new tab or window).

Kickstart lesson planning

Streamline lesson planning with Canva for Education to allocate more time and energy to the tasks that truly matter. Save time with more than 100 free, ready-to-teach curriculum-supported lessons(opens in a new tab or window) for K-8 subjects like Math, Science, English, ELA, and Art, all fully customizable to suit the needs of every learner.

You can also find a series of Future Skills lessons(opens in a new tab or window) (developed in collaboration with industry experts like NASA and The New York Times)that go beyond the standard curriculum, empowering you to instill real-world skills like personal finance, mindfulness, sustainability, and much more.

Make every lesson memorable with AI-powered tools

Last year, we introduced Classroom Magic(opens in a new tab or window) – a suite of groundbreaking AI tools for the classroom to streamline teaching processes and boost student creativity. There are endless ways to include these in your 2024 lesson planning – from mapping out your lessons for the term to easily updating your materials.

Magic Write(opens in a new tab or window) frees up your time for more important work – think of it as your AI-powered teaching assistant. Simply enter a prompt to generate a first draft of your lesson plan, or get inspiration for a fun classroom activity. You can also adapt complex content to different reading levels and learning styles to individualize the learning process even further.

Upload existing teaching materials or refine anything created on Canva faster and easier with AI-powered tools to make every lesson stand out. Use Magic Animate(opens in a new tab or window) to turn your materials into engaging and captivating videos and presentations – in just one click.

You can even say goodbye to redesigning things manually by quickly extracting and modifying text from photos of documents or screenshots with Magic Grab(opens in a new tab or window).

Check out our practical guides(opens in a new tab or window) to classroom AI to incorporate these tools into your classroom with ease.

Ensure every lesson is accessible

An inclusive learning environment can have a significant impact on the academic and social-emotional growth of students with visual impairments or other learning differences, so we’re committed to encouraging accessible design(opens in a new tab or window) so every student feels empowered to succeed.

Take the guesswork out of accessibility by automatically checking your designs and flagging any potential issues ahead of time with Canva’s built-in accessibility tool(opens in a new tab or window). Now, you can easily identify and modify color contrast or font style implications to ensure your content meets the accessibility guidelines standards set by your institution.

Adding alternative text to your lessons is another great way to ensure learners with visual impairments can experience your content. With Alt Text Suggestions, you can save time by instantly generating captions and tags for images and videos to ensure every design is accessible.

Sequenced lessons to get ready for teaching

Get ready to speed up your workflow by planning, building, and teaching fully sequenced lessons without ever leaving Canva. Teachers can effortlessly create their own, beautifully designed lesson(opens in a new tab or window) by stitching a range of different designs together – from presentations(opens in a new tab or window) and videos(opens in a new tab or window) to whiteboards(opens in a new tab or window), and worksheets(opens in a new tab or window).

Want to repurpose existing teaching materials? Simply upload your files (including PDFs and presentations!) and arrange them into a customized lesson plan, all inside Canva.

Level up your classroom

We’re proud to now be supporting more than 60 million students and teachers globally with Canva for Education to grow their visual communication skills and embrace their creativity. Canva for Education is 100% free for all K-12 teachers, students, schools, districts, campuses, ministries, and school systems – so get ready to join us in leveling up your classroom this year.

Sign up today(opens in a new tab or window) and check out some of our latest teaching resources, including our Back to School Toolkit, here(opens in a new tab or window).

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