You have a business to run.

But you’re wasting so much time inside of Canva trying to create all of your graphics, lead magnets, slide decks, workbooks, and so on that you’re not sure when the marketing part of your business is ever going to happen.

Every time you open Canva, you end up staring at a blank page and you don’t know how to move forward.

You often find yourself making endless revisions, spending hours on a Canva design task that should only take 15 minutes if you knew what to do.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Or everything you create looks like cookie-cutter templates.

They’re definitely not the beautiful, branded images and designs you want to create. You know, like the ones your favourite influencer has, that you badly want for your own course or marketing materials.

But then, you’re relatively new to your business and you certainly don’t have the extra marketing budget to be spending on a professional designer.

I see you.

You don’t need to be a professional designer to create beautiful designs.

You just need a trusted source of knowledge and guidance so you can learn how to use Canva to create the materials required to launch your course or support your business.

Please hold while I grab my magic wand.

An Inside Look

Canva isn’t just about creating pretty visuals to save money on design.

It’s about ensuring that at every single touch point, you are consistently on brand.

Imagine being able to confidently and easily create marketing and course materials in Canva to help you establish a brand that becomes familiar to your audience, helping you to subconsciously earn the trust of your ideal customers.

Here’s what you’ll find in The Canva Recipe.

Module 1

Get Started with Canva

Brand new to Canva? If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by all of the features Canva provides, don’t worry, This module will help you build your foundational Canva skills.

  • Choose Your Plan: Free vs Pro
  • The Canva Dashboard
  • The Canva Design Editor
  • Elements: Lines & Shapes
  • Elements: Graphics & Photos
  • Elements: Video & Audio
  • Elements: Frames & Grids
  • Elements: Tables & Charts

Module 2

Get Organized

Create your Canva filing cabinet! You’ll learn my 5-step process to clean up a chaotic Canva account and create an organizational system in Canva for your designs and images.

  • Step 1: Delete & Archive
  • Step 2: Review & Rename
  • Step 3: Plan Your Folders
  • Step 4: Create Your Folders
  • Step 5: Batch Organize

Module 3

The Brand Kit

No more struggling with creating graphics that don’t seamlessly match your other marketing materials. You’ll create your Canva brand kit and gain the confidence to apply it to your designs.

  • How to Create a Logo in Canva
  • The Logo Variations You Need
  • How to Add Your Logo to Canva
  • How to Choose a Brand Colour Palette
  • How to Add a Colour Palette to Canva
  • How to Choose Your Brand Fonts
  • Where To Get Your Fonts
  • How to Add Your Fonts to Canva
  • Your Brand Imagery
  • How to Create Multiple Brand Kits
  • How to Use Your Brand Kit

Module 4

Marketing Materials

Every business needs marketing materials! Learn how to create lead magnets, social media images, webinar slides, and more in a way that always looks on-brand, not cookie cutter.

  • E-Books & Guides
  • Checklists
  • Social Media Images
  • Animated Social Media Images
  • Mockup Images
  • Audiograms
  • IG Reels
  • Social Media & Email Banners
  • Video & Audio
  • Digital Mockups

Module 5

Course & Client Materials

Create all of the resources you’ll need to support your digital course and your clients. Learn the keys to ensuring your course and client materials look polished and consistently branded.

  • Slide Decks & Presentations
  • Workbooks & Worksheets
  • Success Paths & Roadmaps
  • Infographics
  • Branded Documents
  • Whiteboards
  • Canva Websites
  • Print Products

What’s Included?

Recorded Content

Video Lessons

6 modules of video lessons to walk you step-by-step through the foundations of getting the most out of your Canva account for course creation. Bite-sized videos ensure you can quickly apply what you learn to your own Canva designs.

Lifetime Access to Videos

Lifetime video access so you can revisit the lessons anytime you need. No need to feel rushed! Additionally, you will have access to any future course updates.

Icon Notebook

Weekly Support

Q&A Video Library

Got a quick Canva question that you need help with? Submit your question at any time and receive a video response from Brenda in the searchable Q&A video library.

Weekly Drop-In Office Hours

Drop-in office hours will be held on Zoom each week of the program. These are completely informal sessions and will not be recorded. Also, there’s no need to attend the whole call – you can stop by any time and leave once you’ve gotten your question answered by Brenda.

What Students Are Saying

Jennie King

“The Canva Recipe was an invaluable tool for me in my business. Before taking this class I had no idea how to create anything in Canva even though I have had the program for over a year. This course helped me take my creative ideas and make them usable. Organizing, branding, and editing are all easier. Best of all I’ve shortened the time I do things. Brenda is a wonderful and generous teacher. She knows her stuff and can help you jump to the front of the line with your creative projects.”

Jennie King


“I highly recommend The Canva Recipe for Course Creators to anyone looking to create a professional online course. Utilizing the information that Brenda taught made a big difference in the presentation of my course. It was very helpful to be able to work live with Brenda during her Q&A and live work sessions. I attended the Q&A sessions even if I did not have a question at the moment because she always shared valuable tips for using Canva.”

Jacqueline Robinson

Colette Wood

“Before Brenda’s Canva course, I barely knew how to use any of the features. My attempts were a haphazard mess at best. The Canva Recipe for Course Creators provided all the basics I needed for my course creation work. Brenda was always there to help when I got stuck with her great hands-on Loom videos and answering every question. My biggest ah-ha moment is my brand kit and being able to create polished, consistent-looking designs that wow my audience. Brenda’s course gave me the confidence to create exactly what I need to make my course resources stand out.”

Colette Wood

Tricia Bailey

“After taking Brenda’s Canva Recipe course, I feel more hopeful and confident. Being able to ask her questions and receive Loom videos by far the most helpful part! 5/5 I would recommend this course to other course creators.”

Trisha Bailey

Your Canva Guide on the Side

Hi! My name is Brenda Cadman and I’m a Canva Verified Expert (one of only 26 in the world!).

As an entrepreneur of over 20 years, I know just how many types of marketing assets business owners need in place these days to support an online business.

And that’s how I got into Canva.

In case you haven’t heard of it before, Canva is a DIY graphic design program that kinda saved my butt when I lost my graphic designer back in 2014.

I came to love it so much that I started teaching business owners how to use the platform and became a Canva Verified Expert!

And that’s what brings me here.

I’m excited to help you learn how to use Canva to create beautiful designs for your course materials or your service based business… even if you’re not a designer.

Frequently Asked Questions

While we will be focusing on the types of graphics and design content that course creators need to launch and support a digital course, you are encouraged to join the program even if you don’t identify as a course creator.

All participants, whether course creators or not, will up-level their Canva skills and design confidence so they can more easily create beautiful graphics and marketing materials to support their business.

Additionally, a brand new “Client Materials” module has been added to the program that is developed with service providers in mind.

If you don’t yet have a visual brand kit set up for your business, the lessons in Module 3 and the support you have access to during the weekly drop-in hours and co-working sessions to help you move forward so that you can create a logo, color palette and font hierarchy to use in your online course.

While I do recommend working with a branding specialist or graphic designer to create your core visual brand assets when budget permits, often a new digital course creator simply doesn’t have the marketing dollars available to make that business investment until they are able to successfully launch their course.

You will receive support in this program to help you create a basic visual brand kit to support your business or course launch.

Yes, you’ll need a Canva Pro plan in order to implement everything taught inside of the course. You can sign up for a 45 day free trial of Canva Pro to try it out.

The good news is that Canva is very inexpensive and it’s definitely less than you’d spend for an hour of a graphic designer’s time.

Ah those blasted currency exchange fees! I totally get it. Even as a Canadian based business, I often bill in US dollars for my courses simply because most of my audience is outside of Canada, and it’s what has worked best for my online courses over the years.

However, you’ll see that you can choose to pay in Canadian dollars instead of US dollars. Please ensure you choose the CAD option on the order page to be billed accordingly.

Enrollment for The Canva Recipe will re-open in March 2023.

The course will focus exclusively on using the desktop browser version of Canva to create your designs.

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