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Canva for Education

Canva-Logo.pngCanva for Education makes it easy to create, collaborate, and communicate visually in the classroom and beyond. It’s 100% free for K12 teachers and their students.



  • Teachers can sign up and create a class within Canva for students to easily access "assignments" and collaborate with other students.
  • Access thousands of high-quality, educational templates for every subject, grade, and ability.
  • Students 13 and over can create their own account, students under 13 access via link or join code and use the SD72 Microsoft Single Sing-on to access Class Canva.
  • Share group learning activities with your students for them to complete, individually or collaboratively.
  • Students can work together no matter where they are by viewing, editing, and sharing feedback with live comments in real-time.
  • Connect directly to Microsoft Teams by adding assignments OR sharing link or join code.


Students Over 13: CAN create an account using the SD72 Microsoft Account with Informed Consent.
Informed Consent PPT.pptx

Students Under 13:  CAN NOT create an account - Must access Teacher Canva class via LINK or JOIN CODE and use the Microsoft Single Sign-On to access the teacher's Canva.  Parental Consent must be provided as well as the introduction of the Informed Consent presentation so they are aware of what NOT to include in Canva creations (additional PII - pictures, videos, names, family info, etc)

For Teachers:  

Creating a Canva for Education Class


  1. Go to Canva FOR EDUCATION and sign up using your SD72 email account.  You will need to provide some type of evidence that you are a teacher in the K-12 educational system (I sent in my ID card from school photos).
  2. Once approved, create a class.  IF students are over 13, invite students using their SD72 email address so they are actually part of your class and can collaborate easily via Canva.
  3. IF students are under 13, you must either provide the JOIN CODE OR provide a LINK to directly access your Canva class AND use the Microsoft Single Sign-On verification method. 
  4. This can be done via Teams (it posts your link in a discussion post).

For Students: 

Assigning the Class Canva using the "Join Code"

  1. Go to - enter the join code.
  2. Use the Microsoft Single Sign-On method with your SD72 email address and password.

Assigning the Class Canva using the "Link"

  1. Log into Teams.
  2. Locate the discussion post that houses the link.  Click on the link.
  3. Use the Microsoft Single Sign-On method with your SD72 email address and password.

Assigning the Class Canva using the "Email Invite" - ONLY for Secondary Students.

  1. Log into -> go to your Outlook.
  2. Access the invite email.  
  3. Click on "Join the Class" icon located in the body of the email.
  4. Use the Microsoft Single Sign-On method with your SD72 email address and password.

You will now be able to create your own design, easily collaborate with class members and "hand-in" in your work to your teacher.


Users, please note this resource:

  • is not FOIPPA compliant (server outside of Canada)
  • collects personal information
  • collects computer information (IP address and location)
  • has the capability for students to add additional PII beyond name and email address so please be sure to present the
  • Informed Consent PowerPoint

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