Canva launches new paid subscription for universities and colleges

Canva launches new paid subscription for universities and colleges

Canva launches new paid subscription for universities and colleges

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Canva, the online graphic design platform, today launched Canva for Campus, a new paid subscription for universities and colleges. The subscription gives students, faculty, staff, and campus administrators access to Canva’s full suite of tools, such as professional and educational templates such as reports, presentations, and other documents, plus millions of images, videos, audio, infographics and more.


Canva for Campus is now available to all higher education institutions worldwide. It’s already available to select schools, including Dartmouth College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Redlands.

The subscription is basically a version of Canva for Teams, which launched in August 2022. It has the same functionality as Teams but with a focus on schools and universities. This includes its entire visual work suite, such as Canva documents, Canva websites, Canva whiteboards, and data visualization.

With Canva for Campus, students, faculty, staff, and other departments are divided into “teams.” Each team has 1 TB of storage. Team members will be able to brainstorm with the whiteboard collaboration tool, create content like group projects or lectures, as well as provide real-time feedback with text or visual feedback, share, edit, and review all in one place.

The price of the new subscription varies depending on the total size of the student body. Canva co-founder and product manager Cameron Adams explained to TechCrunch that users only pay for staff accounts and once a certain threshold of staff licenses has been purchased, students benefit. of free access. For example, if a college or university has 5,000 students and purchases 60 staff licenses, then all of those students get free access.

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“Over the past few years, we’ve seen Canva become a beloved tool at thousands of universities around the world. We’re proud to help them achieve their best and learn the essential skill of visual communication to take with them on the job. workplace,” said Carly Daff, Canva’s Head of Teams and Education. “By launching Canva for Campus, we hope to bring all university staff and students together to achieve their goals.”

Canva is considered a useful tool for students and businesses. In fact, there have been instances where companies have included candidates with Canva experience in job postings that they want. There are even online courses that teach students how to use Canva. In 2022, Canva has over 110 million monthly users.

“With this new offering, we are bridging the gap between school and the workplace, creating a natural path for students to become advocates and catalysts for Canva adoption in their future workplaces,” said the company told TechCrunch.

Features for faculty and staff include the ability to create groups and folders and access approval workflows and analytics dashboards. Teachers can also share assignments with students through integrations like Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, BrightSpace and more.

Canva for Campus will likely also benefit college and university marketing teams, as the subscription includes “branding kits,” where users can download their brand fonts, colors, and logos to create branded templates. predefined for newsletters, social media posts and students. registration documents.

Separately, administrators can enable a single sign-on (SSO) authentication method to manage staff and student access. They can also access admin reports and permissions.

Canva for Campus is an extension of Canva for Education, which gives teachers and students free access to premium Canva features, such as educational templates for any subject, grade (K-12) or subject; access to images, fonts, videos and animations; editing features; and the ability to give feedback on assignments. Teachers can also integrate classroom tools, such as D2L, Moodle, Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. The company claims that more than 30 million students and teachers around the world use Canva for Education.


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