DigCompEdu Competence area
Minimum digital skills level of Students
Minimum digital skills level of Educators
The recipe is aimed at any educator who wishes communicate with learners in a more engaging way or at learners who wish to make their social media presence and posts more engaging.
Students with beginner – intermediate of digital skills.
- Internet connection
- Social media account (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
- Canva user account
- Optional: Printer
- Optional: Storage medium
The recipe enables educators to use digital communication tools to enhance communication with learners and to increase learner motivation through more engaging social media posts. It also enables educators to experiment with and to offer new forms and formats of digital communication with learners.
How to do it (step by step)
Go to https://www.canva.com/
Click “Log in”.
Choose a design type (for example Instagram post, infographic, logo, etc.)
Choose a background.
Click the “Text” button to add text, choose a font, font size and colour.
Click the “Elements” button to add a grid, frames, lines, shapes, illustrations, charts, etc.
When you’re done, click the “Download” button in the center.
You can share it on social media, print or download it.
There is more…
In order to use Canva, you need to register first. You can register with your Google or Facebook account or with your email address. If you don’t have an account on Canva yet, click here to register: https://www.canva.com/signup
The basic version of Canva is free. If you prefer to have more functionalities, you can subscribe to the paid version.
If you wish to save your design, you will need a storage medium. However, you can also save each project in your Canva account and create different folders there.
- How to use Canva video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL-WbHwsbs8
- Canva: A step-by-step guide to designing from scratch: https://www.canva.com/learn/a-step-by-step-guide-to-designing-from-scratch/