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Canva for Education

What is Canva for Education?

Canva is an online design and publishing tool with templates that make it easy to create presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content.

What is included with Canva for Education?

The new Canva for Education version available for NSW public schools includes the following tools and assets.

  • Produce presentations or lessons, add your voiceover, and send or share directly as a video link
  • Make images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates
  • Remove backgrounds and access a content planner


  • Dedicated classroom space to invite students and teachers to share, review, and manage your work
  • Share work to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and more


  • Share and review work as an assignment for students to complete, individually or collaboratively
  • Assign group work templates for project-based learning, that can be completed in real-time both in-person or remotely.

How can you and your students access Canva for Education?

You can sign up now using your departmental email address for instant access using this dedicated NSW Department of Education portal. If you already have a Canva Free account created with your departmental email address you will be automatically upgraded. Pro users can contact Canva to consider their options.

If you have created an account with another email account that you would like to upgrade, simply change the email address for your account to your department email address in your account settings to receive your automatic upgrade (this may take up to seven days).

Once you have access, you can set up your class space, invite your students and collectively get creating. Explore this dedicated onboarding guide to boost your skills and get both you and your students online with Canva.

Follow the simple steps provided in the Accessing Canva for Education flyer and get access to Canva.

Follow 3 simple steps provided in the Accessing Canva for Education flyer for students and get access to Canva.

Watch how to access Canva for Education in this Top Tech Tip

Share this T4L Kids TV video with students to show them how they can access Canva for Education

Finding templates and publishing lessons and activities in Canva

Canva for Education includes over 60,000 education-related templates for teachers and students to use at your discretion in the classroom. You can search the platform to find templates for:

  • education presentation templates
  • lesson plans
  • group work and skill-based activities and worksheets
  • worksheet examples for maths, science and more
  • student videos

  • socio-emotional learning activities (eg ‘How are you feeling today?’)
  • infographics
  • virtual classroom kits include Google Classroom headers and more
  • posters
  • classroom décor kits

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