Thursday, October 16, 2014

Canva Launches an iPad App for Creating Beautiful Infographics and Slides

Canva is a great service for creating infographics, slides, and photo collages. The service launched last fall and has steadily grown since then. The latest update to Canva was the launch of their free iPad app.

The Canva iPad app allows you to create infographics, slides, and photo collages in much the same way as the web version of the service. To create a graphic on Canva s tart by selecting a template then dragging and dropping into place background designs, pictures, clip art, and text boxes. Canva offers a huge library of clip art and photographs to use in your designs (some of the clip art is free, some is not). You can also import your own images to use in your graphics. Your completed Canva projects can be saved as PDF and PNG files. You can also simply link to your online graphic.

Applications for Education
Canva can be used in many types of student projects. Students could use Canva to design covers for slidedecks or covers for reports. Students can use Canva to create infographics to highlight elements of their research projects. Creating flyers to advertise a school event is another possible use of Canva by students.