Get Creative With Canva (01-25-2024)

January 25, 2024

If you haven’t heard, BOD now has a Canva for Education account—meaning that all O'Dowd users will have access to Canva Pro features for FREE!

Creating visually appealing slideshows, infographics, and handouts have never been easier!

If you're interested in joining our Canva for Education account, please click on this Canva sign-in link. Then, sign in using your O'Dowd Gmail login.

Here are some quick tips on how to use Canva for Education:

1. Lesson Materials: Bring life to your lessons! Use Canva to create visually stunning worksheets, posters, and interactive presentations.

2. Visualize Concepts: Want to explain complex ideas? Canva's got your back with easy-to-design infographic templates.

3. Posters: Design eye-catching visuals, from event posters to motivational ones. Canva's library of images and graphics will make it easy to select visuals for any topic or occasion.

5. Student Projects: Encourage creativity! Let students use Canva for their projects – it's a fantastic way to develop their design skills. Browse Canva’s student tutorials linked here for inspiration.

6. Explore and Learn: Canva has tons of tutorials and resources to help you design your first projects in no time.

7. AI Magic Studio: Use this AI tool to kickstart your creative process. Generate first-drafts and inspiration for slideshows, videos or social media posts.

If you are curious about how to use design to effectively communicate to your audience, you might find this article on design principles for learning up your alley.

Note: If your department already has a Teams account, we suggest contacting Canva Support to identify whether keeping or transitioning your account is preferred.

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Your Instructional Technologists,

Stephanie Eusebio & Kat Muñoz

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