Canva doubles down on education, surpasses 45 million education users globally


Founders Melanie Perkins, Cameron Adams, and Cliff Obrecht introduce Canva for Districts product at an education event hosted at the Canva’s new flagship Austin campus.

More than 45 million students and teachers across more than 600,000 schools around the globe are now embracing Canva for learning — an accelerating figure that has nearly doubled since 2022.

Canva’s extraordinary growth in education showcases the tremendous demand and appetite for its powerful visual learning tools in the classroom. Canva for Education has revolutionized the way visual learning is delivered, providing educators and students with a comprehensive suite of resources to foster creativity and enhance learning outcomes.

As one of Canva’s fastest growing markets globally, the Philippines also exhibited an impressive 40% year-on-year growth in education users.

“Since Canva for Education was introduced in the Philippines in 2020, we’ve seen the impact it has made in the classrooms especially when remote and hybrid learning were introduced at the height of the pandemic. We also have a very engaged Canva for Pinoy Teachers community on Facebook, with over 110,000 members, where we see countless stories of Filipino teachers using Canva to make their classes more interactive,” said Yani Hornilla-Donato, country manager of Canva Philippines.

The milestone coincides with the launch of Canva for Districts, just two months after the launch of its Canva for Campus product aimed at colleges and universities. The launch of Canva for Districts comes as Canva’s education usage surges, with school adoption increasing more than 5 times in the last year alone.

Canva for Districts provides entire school districts with completely free access to Canva’s suite of education tools. From lesson plans and classroom posters to infographics and certificates, Canva has become an invaluable tool for under-resourced and overtaxed teachers who need a user-friendly solution without the burden of a steep learning curve. 

Canva for Districts combines the best of Canva’s Visual Suite including Presentations, Documents, Websites, Video and Print with a number of specialized features designed for learning at scale. 
This includes such features as:

● Easy district-wide access and rollout options with Single Sign-On (SSO)
● School Brand Kits for the effortless management of school brands
● Centralized account provisioning and publishing controls
● Seamless integration with Learning Management Systems such as Google Classroom
● Free professional development resources
● Dedicated district set-up assistance to see the full potential of visual communication in the classroom

“Canva's comprehensive visual communication platform is an indispensable tool for teachers who want to spark creativity, ingenuity, and boundless imagination from their students,” said Cameron Adams, Canva’s Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer. “It's truly inspiring to see kids engage more deeply with their learning because of the way that Canva lets them express themselves. Canva for Districts is yet another way for us to keep democratising design, and there has never been a more apt and enthusiastic audience than the education community. There are already more than 45 million educators and students using Canva for free every month, so we’re excited about the new levels of impact we will now have in the classroom."

Canva’s Education Event

Canva shared news of Canva For Districts at the opening of its Austin, Texas campus this week, where it hosted a series of events for local education communities. This included a number of hands-on learning activities and design workshops for educators, as well as a presentation with our founders. The company’s physical footprint is growing - in addition to the new Austin office, the company recently introduced its first European campus in London, and a new campus in Melbourne, Australia earlier this year. Canva now has 8 offices worldwide and is currently looking to increase its global headcount by more than 1,300 people by the end of the year.

If you're interested in signing up for Canva for Districts, or if you'd like to learn more, reach out here.