Canva Online Design Tool


Another episode of ‘Tools I use’: Canva is an online graphic design tool, that you can use without a design background. Create social media posts, presentation slides, infographics, logos, business cards, flyers, banners, thumbnails and more. You can sign up for a free account, or upgrade to the pro account. [Videos: How To Sign Up for a Canva Account, and How to Create Animated Social Media Posts, are below.]  I am not receiving any kick-back for promoting Canva, but I like to share the best tools that I use with you!


Step By Step Sign Up


  1. 1.   
  2. 2. Click on sign up [Top Right Hand Corner]
  3. 3. Pick your sign-in path (Facebook, Google or Email/Password)
  4. 4. Enter your email/password (if you picked that path)
  5. 5. Pick type of account: business, nonprofit, personal etc.
  6. 6. Start your first design!
  7. 7. Pick a template
  8. 8. Drag and drop & make changes
  9. 9. Explore & have fun creating!
  10. 10. View the video farther below, to see these steps in action



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How You Benefit


Canva is a graphic design tool that saves you time and helps you create content that will impress your customers, clients, employees and audience. In order to reach or teach your audience, creating content that engages and creates interest can help get your message across. You can create presentation slides, Facebook covers, blog banners/titles, Infographics, website headers, Pinterest graphics, Instagram/social media posts, YouTube thumbnails, Icons, Flyers and so much more!


If you don’t want people to ‘tune out’ at a presentation, or when you share important information, creating visually relevant resources and tools will help support your information. Canva has the ability to create moving animations and short videos, which create interest and go beyond text, to include relevant visuals which emphasize your information/content.


Starting with a free account is a great week to be introduced to the platform. I found it of value to pay for the Pro account, with the ease of resizing a post, for across platforms, which utilizes my time efficiently. Nonprofits can get Canva Pro for free:


How I Can Help


I have often been asked how I create posts, PowerPoint slides and other tools and resources, therefore I am offering an upcoming workshop. Click the picture below to register. (Future webinars and additional workshops on a variety of content creation topics are coming soon.)



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Not every creation can be posted anywhere you want. Ensure you stay on top of copyright licencing with these articles:







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Expertise: Multimedia Content Creation, Online Courses, Adult Learning Preferences

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Patricia helps leaders (speakers, facilitators, trainers, entrepreneurs, instructors, course creators) have greater impact with their audiences. She excels in creating outside the box innovative learning experiences, training resources/tools, social media and multi-media content that lights people up and inspires results! Patricia can help you incorporate the right amount of variety into your presentations, course/training materials and promotional content so you connect with your audience, employees & customers. Learn how to “reach and teach” the people that currently ‘tune out’ during training sessions and instead provide an experience that lights them up with enthusiasm, so they can apply what they learn.


Patricia creatively combines theory with practical experience. She has a Master of Adult Education and twenty years working with a variety of sectors on inter-agency partnerships and learning resource development/facilitation.


Services include:

  • Training about a variety of mediums, tools and platforms to create
  • Video editing your current YouTube videos that need some laying/level up
  • PowerPoint review/revisions (consultation and/or learning experience design)
  • Ecourses/Online learning content creation, or review/revisions
  • Mentorship: Start creating YouTube/social media content
  • Keynote speaking; guest speaker and/or workshop facilitation
  • Content creation: workshops, resources/tools; bite size/just-in-time


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Patricia Regier is a speaker, facilitator, learning experience designer and content creator.  Passionate about  helping you reach your audience, and understand different learning needs.


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