18 – Canva

UP 16 in 2020

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content.

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 37
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 31
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 11

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 18 2019: 34 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 tools

:We live in a visual world and when you need graphic design, Canva is the place to start. There are a lot of options for design tools out there but none that can top Canva for its combination of usability, breadth of content types, and great looking designs.” Mike Taylor, USA, 2020

“Sophisticated software tool for creating graphics eg flyers, headers, logos” Coach Carole, Learning Designer, Australia, 2020

“For Grafic-Dummies like me a great tool to create nice grafics, slides and so on” Kathrin Quilling, Digital Lerning Specialist, Germany, 2020

“Provides a user friendly interface for creating a variety of visual content.” Science Teacher, USA, 2020

“design tool for creating learning materials and lesson boards, Marie-Louise Kok, Digital Learning Specialist, Netherlands, 2020

Quick Guide to Canva 

Here you will find some simple guidance and links to how to use Canva for teaching, training, learning and development.

Get access to the Quick Guide sections at the bottom of each of the Tools page (for guidance and resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training and learning) for just £15.

Sign up here.