Canva Live Online Learning Course

Canva is easy graphic design for people who aren't graphic designers.

Canva is used mainly to make social media posts look professional. It has a huge variety of stock images and templates to use. You can publish your designs straight to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and create presentations and video.

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview


There are two versions of Canva – paid (pro) and free. This course can be attended by people who have either account. While Canva can be accessed on both desktop and mobile, for this course learners will need to access it on desktop as this has all features available.

What you will learn

By the end of this half day session, you will be able to:

  • Set up a brand kit in Canva
  • Create designs such as a Facebook post or an Instagram post (both from scratch and using templates)
  • Understand how to download or publish your designs (e.g. to Facebook or Twitter)

Course timetable

Session 1

  • Introduction: 
    • What is Canva?
    • Accessing Canva
    • Canva versions
    • Navigating the home screen.
  • Getting Started (Basics): 
    • Create a design from a template
    • Create a design with custom dimensions
    • The editor – parts of the screen, naming your design, saving in Canva, Undo/Redo, Templates, Contextual Menus, Zooming (Fit & Fill, Full screen)
  • Taking it Further:
    • Photos – stock photos and personal photos
    • Editing your image (basic)
    • The colour picker
    • Using elements (including animated elements)
    • Adding text to a design (including styles)
    • Adding music
    • Using video
    • Uploading your own content (e.g. a logo or image).

Session 2

  • Publishing Your Design:
    • Send straight to Facebook, Twitter etc
    • Downloading your designs
    • Printing your designs.
  • Brand Kit:
    • Create a colour palette
    • Delete a palette
    • Upload a brand logo and brand fonts (pro version)
  • Page Management:
    • Adding, deleting and copying a page
    • Adding page titles
    • Moving through pages
  • Create a Presentation: 
    • Create either a mobile first or a traditional presentation
    • Using presentation templates
    • Add timings
    • Add notes
    • Animate elements
    • Using keyboard shortcuts during presentations.

If there’s time…

  • Working Collaboratively:
    • Using comments & notes
    • Sharing a design
    • Downloading a design
    • Publishing straight to Facebook/Twitter etc
    • Teamwork
  • File Management in Canva (Using Folders):
    • Create a folder
    • Add files to a folder
    • Rename a folder
    • Share a folder
    • Delete a folder
    • Using Likes.

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

Find out more

What's it like to learn online with Happy?

In this short video, Rachael explains how Happy makes our Live Online Learning IT programmes just as interactive and engaging as our classroom sessions.

Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking, held online or face-to-face at Happy or a venue of your choice.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, or speak to an Account Manager straight away by calling us on 020 7375 7300 or using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

The course will run remotely for 90 minutes. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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