Canva is introducing a new paid subscription plan 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, professors, staff, and campus administrators access to Canva’s full suite of tools, including professional and educational templates such as reports, presentations, and other documents, as well as millions of stock images, videos, audio files, infographics, and more.

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

The subscription is essentially a version of Canva for teams that launched in August 2022. It has the same features as Teams but focuses on schools and universities. This includes the entire visual worksuite such as Canva Docs, Canva Websites, Canva Whiteboards and Data Visualization.

With Canva for Campus, students, faculty, staff, and other departments are organized into “teams.” Each team gets 1 TB of storage space. Team members can brainstorm with the whiteboard collaboration tool, create content like group projects or lectures, and provide real-time feedback with text or visual sticker annotations, share, edit, and review all in one place.

Pricing for the new subscription will vary based on the overall size of the student body. Cameron Adams, Canva’s co-founder and chief product officer, told TechCrunch that users only pay for staff accounts and students get free access once a certain threshold of staff licenses have been purchased. For example, if a college or university has 5,000 students and purchases 60 staff licenses, all of those students get free access.

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“Over the past few years, we’ve watched Canva become a popular tool at thousands of universities worldwide. We’re proud to help them achieve their best results and give them the crucial visual communication skill they can take to the workplace,” said Carly Daff, Head of Teams and Education at Canva. “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 alike. In fact, there are instances where companies advertise in job postings that they are looking for people with Canva experience. There are even online courses that teach students how to use Canva. As of 2022, Canva has more than 110 million users every month.

“With this new offering, we’re bridging the gap between school and work, and creating a natural path for students to become advocates and catalysts for adopting Canva in their future workplaces,” the company told us.

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

Canva for Campus will also likely be beneficial for college and university marketing teams as the subscription comes with “Brand Kits” where users can upload their brand fonts, colors and logos to create ready-made brand templates for newsletters, social media posts and students to prepare enrollment documents.

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

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Canva for Campus is an extension of Canva for Education that gives teachers and students free access to Canva’s premium features, such as B. Educational templates for each subject, grade (K-12) or subject; Access to images, fonts, videos and animations; editing functions; and the ability to provide feedback on assignments. Teachers can also integrate classroom tools like D2L, Moodle, Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. The company claims that over 30 million students and teachers around the world use Canva for Education.