Technology

How to Create and Share Canva Templates


In the winter of 2021-22 my kids and I conducted a winter bird survey at our house. Because my kids were little and because I thought it would be fun, I made a little observation journal that we put on our refrigerator. Last winter we did it again and I shared our observation template with a couple of friends who wanted to use it with their young children. 

The template is one that I created by modifying a design I found in Canva. I then simply shared the link to the template with my friends so that they could print it and or modify it as they needed. 

In this short video I explain and demonstrate how I created a template in Canva and shared it so that others can copy it and modify it without changing my original copy. 

Applications for Education

One of the many things that I love about Canva is the huge gallery of design templates that they provide for a wide variety of purposes including creating infographics, presentations, videos, and even basic worksheet-type activities. All of the templates are much better than anything that I’d create from scratch. If you find yourself, like me, looking for a way to create better-looking materials for your lessons, Canva’s templates are a great place to start looking.