How to access Canva

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Canva and who has access?

Canva is an online design and visual communication platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere. Canva for Education is free for eligible teachers and students. You can use Canva to create:

  • Posters
  • Social media banners
  • Event flyers
  • Infographics
  • Slideshows
  • Short videos
All users with a BPS email have access to Canva if you sign in with your BPS Gmail. Teachers can gain access to an Educator account by going to the Canva for Education website: and then click on Teachers - Get Verified. You should be approved automatically.

How do I login?

There are three ways to login: (1) Clever, (2) Canva website, or (3) Canva mobile app. In each case, you will want to sign in with Google with your BPS email.

Sign in to Clever at Go to the District Page tab, then look for the Canva icon. You should be automatically signed in.
Canva Website
Go to and click to sign in with Google. Make sure that you select your BPS Gmail (not personal email).
Canva Mobile App
Install the Canva mobile app for iOS or Android, and then sign in with Google using your BPS Gmail.

What devices are compatible with Canva?

The app works on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices.

What’s in Canva for Education?

  • Choose from thousands of ready-to-use educational templates for any subject, grade, or topic.
  • Create engaging lessons and activities using images, fonts, videos, animations, and editing features.
  • Reach and motivate students wherever they are. Share, review, and give feedback on their work in real-time.
  • Deliver fun and impactful feedback by adding text or visual sticker comments.
  • Easily integrate with all your go-to classroom tools like Google Classroom and Brightspace.

Where can I learn more about Canva?

Professional Learning

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