In today's age of digital sharing, one of the easiest ways to communicate ideas quickly with incredible impact is to use an infographic.

A fan favorite of the Pinterest crowd (yes, I'm talking to all you teachers and your Pinterest projects), the infographic is not a new idea but one that has been embraced by the public and private sector to communicate ideas, promote new programs, and share information quickly and in a format that is easy to understand.



The problem with infographics is that, for a long time, you had to be a graphic designer to create them. While this was incredibly lucrative work for graphic designers, the rest of us normal human beings were stuck in the tall grass with our pitiful PowerPoint slides that we tried to convince people were great.

Enter Canva. If you haven't used Canva yet I'm really not sure why. I use it almost every day to create any number of graphics for school and for my online adventures.

Canva is graphic design for everyone. In just a few minutes, you can go from zero to graphic design hero. Canva has templates for all sorts of projects, including great ones for creating infographics.

If you, or your students, are needing to create an infographic, watch the video below and see how easy it is to create an infographic with Canva.

How to Create an Infographic with Canva

Step 1 – Sign up for Canva (you can use your Google account, great for students!)

canva sign up

Step 2 – Choose the design you want to make (we'll be using the Infographic template but there's a ton more)

Canva templates

Step 3 – Choose the design for your infographic (or GO CRAZY and design your own!)

Canva infographic templates

Step 4 – Edit to your heart's content!

canva infographic design

Once you're happy with your design, you can download it as a PNG for easy sharing online or even as a PDF for printing. As a matter of fact, you can now order prints through Canva directly. I haven't tried it yet myself but would love to hear from you if you have!

So, are you ready to create an infographic with Canva? I hope you found this tutorial valuable and you're on your way to designing your first infographic. If you got value from this post, I'd be grateful if you'd share it on your social networks and with your colleagues.

Thanks so much!

Mike