34 – Canva

Drops back 12 places this year

Canva is an amazingly simple graphic design tool. It has become very popular very quickly.

Website: canva.com
Cost: Free and Premium plans
Availability: Online and iPad app

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 57
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 24
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 71

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 22.  2017: 37    2016: 57    2015: 81    2014: –     2013: –
2012: –      2011: –      2010: –       2009: –      2008: –     2007:-


Comments from some of those who selected Canva as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“We live in a visual world and when you need a graphic design, Canva is the place to start. You’ll find everything from social media graphics to presentation slides and even print documents.” Mike Taylor, USA https://mike-taylor.org/2019/07/02/mike-taylors-2019-top-10-learning-tools/ 

“To produce my own learning tips” Wilma Hartenfels, Digital Learning Expert, Germany, https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wilmahartenfels-inspiredlearninginadigitalworld_janes-top-10-tools-for-learning-2019-activity-6570580971278610433-IU3p 

“Allows us to build easy flyers for quick dissemination of information.” Staff Instructor/Curriculum Designer, USA

“Best design tool (even for dummies) ever in creating learning materials and marketing materials” Digital Learning Expert, Netherlands

“Image editing for infographics, moodboards, fliers and presentations” Trainer/Consultant, Switzerland

“Simply the best free resource for designing anything! It makes me look so much better than I am.” Assistant Professor, USA

Previous comments

“Everyone needs graphics, but not everyone is a graphic designer. Canva is a dead simple solution. Anyone can make pro graphics with Canva — even the most design-challenged among us.” Mike Taylor, USA, 2018

“easy to use graphic design software for lay people like me. I use the free version and still get a lot out of it.” Chris Wildemuth, USA

“love using canva as a graphic design platform. You can share your work with others, print from their site, and design really great social media images in a short amount of time. I’ve also learned about user design and experience from their tutorials.” Consultant, Netherlands

“This is the BEST tool for any graphic.  It’s my ‘go to’ tool because let’s face it, I’m not a designer and it’s all there for you to just go wild and create something.  True designers would be horrified with this but hey, it does the job when you don’t have time nor money to create very quick and simple graphics.” Helen Blunden, Consultant, Australia, 2016

“very easy to use design area. for beautiful on the spot quick design of marketing and visuals.” Evert-Jan Ilbrink, Netherlands, 2016

“create great infographics to explain complex concepts” e-learning developer, USA, 2016

“I couldn’t believe how easy it was to use – and there are thousands of free fonts and elements.” 2015