Monday, December 12, 2022

Ten Canva Features for Students - An Experiment

Canva is a graphic design platform that offers a wide range of features for creating professional-looking documents. Some of the key features that may be useful for students include the following:

1. Templates: Canva offers a variety of customizable templates for different types of documents, including posters, presentations, reports, and infographics. This can make it easy for students to create professional-looking documents without having to start from scratch.

2. Drag-and-drop editor: Canva's user-friendly interface allows users to easily create and edit their documents using a drag-and-drop editor. This makes it easy for students to quickly arrange and format their content, even if they don't have advanced design skills.

3. Stock images and graphics: Canva offers a library of over a million stock images and graphics that users can easily incorporate into their documents. This can help students add visual interest to their documents and make them more engaging for readers.

4. Collaboration tools: Canva allows multiple users to collaborate on a single document in real time, making it easy for students to work together on group projects.

5. Cloud-based platform: Canva is a cloud-based platform, which means that documents can be accessed and edited from any device with an internet connection. This makes it easy for students to work on their documents from anywhere, at any time.

6. Download and share options: Canva allows users to download their documents in a variety of formats, including PDF, JPEG, and PNG. Users can also share their documents via email, social media, or other platforms.

7. Text formatting tools: Canva offers a range of text formatting options, including font styles, sizes, and colors, as well as text alignment and spacing. This can help students create documents that are easy to read and visually appealing.

8. Image editing tools: Canva offers basic image editing tools, such as cropping, resizing, and adjusting the contrast, brightness, and saturation of images. This can help students enhance the visual appeal of their documents.

9. Visual design elements: Canva offers a variety of visual design elements, such as shapes, lines, and icons, that users can easily incorporate into their documents. This can help students create documents that are visually appealing and professional-looking.

10. Easy integration with other tools: Canva integrates with a variety of other tools and platforms, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, making it easy for students to access and edit their documents from a variety of devices and platforms.

This Was an Experiment!
The opening paragraph and the list of ten items was written entirely by ChatGPT. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool that will generate lists and entire articles based on a few inputs from you. There are a lot of potential ramifications, both good and bad, of using this kind of technology in education. I'll be publishing an article about that later this week. That article will be written without the use of AI. 

51 Canva Tutorials for Teachers and Students
Without the use of AI I've created 51 tutorials on how to use Canva's features in classroom settings. The playlist of those tutorials is embedded below and can be seen here on my YouTube channel