- Canva is a graphic design tool website aimed at all users with varying degrees of experience in creating infographics.
- It is simple to use with lots of features such as drag and drop.
- Cost: There are various packages available.
- The free package gives limited storage and the ability to upload your own images.
- Natasha Craigs, Mid Yorks NHS, have created this useful guide with some examples A Guide to Canva
- Tracy Owen, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust KLS survey 2018 infographic
- HEE Knowledge and Library Leads National Statistics Returns Infographics
Training and Support
- Canva contains a ‘Learn’ section which even drills down to specialist support for the type of user (student, teacher etc).
- There are also general design tutorials: https://www.canva.com/learn/design/tutorials/
De Ford, Katherin et al, (2017) Canva: a practical accessible design tool. Marketing Libraries Journal. Available from:
University of Sussex –Technology Enhanced Learning Blog (2016) Introducing Canva: an accessible graphic design tool. Available from: http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/tel/2016/12/13/introducing-canva-accessible-graphic-design-tool/
The Inspired Librarian (2016) Canva: An amazing time saving, free Poster/Infographic creator. Available from: http://www.theinspiredlibrarian.com/myblog/2016/12/06/canva
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library (2016) Using Canva because it’s: FREE and useful. Available from: https://midyorkshirenhsstafflibrary.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/using-canva-because-its-free-and-useful/