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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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Canva is an online graphic design tool which allows its users to create a variety of graphics, such as posters, flyers, social media posts and presentations. The interface is easy to use, with their ‘drag and drop’ feature and clear layout. Choose from a range of fonts, symbols and filters to enhance your graphic.

Evaluation: Good resource for making presentations and posters. Very user-friendly design. You have the option to upload your own images to use in your graphics or choose from a selection of free images on the site. However, some images are accessible only to premium accounts. Also available in app form.

Cost: Free, with registration, premium plans available

Website: https://www.canva.com/



Principal function(s)
  • Graphic organizer
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
  • Reading
  • Writing


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English + 28 others
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Medium. Canva may collect and store any personal information you provide for the purpose of improving its service. It claims not to sell this information to third parties unless it will improve the websites performance (analytics, customer support etc.)
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes, login required
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Yes, you can provide your own images and customise the content of your graphics.


Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Other tech requirements: None

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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission