What’s inside?

Module 1

Get Started

If you’re brand new to Canva, you may already be feeling overwhelmed about how to use the platform.

In this module, you’ll learn how to navigate the Canva platform and understand the features available to you.

  • Choose Your Plan: Free vs Pro
  • The Canva Dashboard
  • The Canva Design Editor
  • How to Create Folders

Module 2

Introduction to Elements

The goal of this module is to provide you with an overview of all of Canva’s elements and how to use them.

You can think of Elements as the building blocks of creating designs inside of Canva.

  • Text
  • Lines & Shapes
  • Graphics & Photos
  • Video & Audio
  • Frames & Grids
  • Tables & Charts

Module 3

Introduction to Templates

You’ve probably seen other business owners creating all sorts of beautiful designs in Canva, whether it’s social media graphics or workbooks or whatever it is.

If you’re new to Canva, the quickest way to create professional looking designs for your business is to start with a Canva template.

  • How to Find & Choose a Template
  • How to Customize a Template
  • How to Resize a Design
  • How to Save & Share a Template

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Canva Verified Expert, natural organizer, patient teacher, and lover of online tech (and cake)

In kindergarten, while my classmates played with dolls and dress up clothes, I could be found sorting marbles and buttons and other items in the drawers of my teacher’s storage cabinet… according to shape, colour, and size.

I’ve always loved bringing order to things in my environment, whether it’s paperclips and gel pens or filing cabinets and websites.

Long before I became a Canva Verified Expert, I worked as a professional organizer specializing in taming piles of paper and creating intuitive filing systems for professionals and business owners.

My passion for organizing has followed me everywhere and makes my life that much easier when the world is stressful. I might not know what’s happening tomorrow, but at least I know where everything is!

An entrepreneur for more than 20 years, I understand the importance of consistency in building a brand, and as Canva expert, I’ve taught thousands of small business owners how to make professional looking graphics in Canva.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not need to have Canva Pro to benefit from this course. However, some of the features I include in the lessons will require Pro to take advantage of (e.g. the one-click resize feature), so you may want to grab a free 45 day trial of Canva Pro to experience all of its capabilities. But it is not required.

This mini course focuses specifically on the standard desktop browser version of Canva and does not include any lessons about the mobile app version.

You’ll have immediate access to all of the lessons as soon as you join! This is a self-paced course, so all you have to do is sign up and you’ll receive a welcome email with your unique login details to access the course website.

You will have lifetime access to the lesson videos, which means you can go at your own pace and revisit the videos anytime you need. If the course is ever retired, you will be given at least 2 weeks notification and an opportunity to download the lessons first. So no need to feel rushed.

You will be briefly introduced to the topics of getting organized inside of Canva with folders inside of Canva 101, but it does not cover organization in depth. If you are interested in Canva organization, check out the Clean Up My Canva mini course which focuses specifically on a framework for organizing your Canva account.

In terms of the Canva brand kit, Canva 101 will indicate where to find the brand kit and introduce you to why it’s important to take advantage of, but if you are looking for more support in this area, check out the Create Your Canva Brand Kit mini course.

It will walk you step by step through the process of setting up your brand kit inside of Canva and provide some guidance on how to get started with your logo, colors and fonts if you don’t yet have a visual brand.

If you’re looking for an in-depth Canva program rather than small mini courses that only tackle specific Canva topics, you may prefer to join my 6-week program which opens for enrollment twice per year (April and October). It is my signature program and in addition to providing 6 modules of content, it also includes opportunities for live Canva support from me.

You can learn more about The Canva Recipe program and get on the wait list here.

Note that a Service Providers version of The Canva Recipe will also be offered during the next enrollment, in addition to the existing Course Creators program.

Due to the digital nature of this mini course and the fact that the material can be easily consumed in one sitting, refunds are not offered.

Still on the fence? Send my team an email with your questions.

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