Master and Monetize Your Canva Skills

Duration: 7 hours

Canva is one of the most popular design tools used today by Freelancers and Virtual Assistants. While many have learned Canva through experience, the intent of this course is to help you level up your Canva skills so you can complete a whole variety of projects for your clients including Presentations, Social Media Graphics, Landing Pages, Zoom Backgrounds, Logos, YouTube Thumbnails, Business Proposals and Digital Books. Canva is a terrific skill set and service to offer virtually any type of client, so become a Canva Specialist today!
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Canva Specialist Introduction
    • Course Introduction
  • 2
    MODULE ONE: Introduction to Canva
    • Download Module One Handout
    • LESSON 1: Introduction to Canva
    • LESSON 2: License and Copyright
    • LESSON 3: Tour of Canva
    • LESSON 4: Tour of Canva Resources
    • LESSON 5: Tour of Canva Account
    • LESSON 6: Using the Search Function
  • 3
    MODULE TWO: Creating Graphics
    • Module Two Action Task
    • LESSON 1: Using Templates and Search Bars
    • LESSON 2: Editor Side Bar
    • LESSON 3: Using the Editor
    • LESSON 4: Working with Colors
    • LESSON 5: Making Basic Changes
    • LESSON 6: Working with Elements
    • LESSON 7: Using Fonts and Texts
    • LESSON 8: Font Pairs and Grouping Items
    • LESSON 9: Photo Editor and Effects
    • LESSON 10: Creating Mock-ups
    • LESSON 11: Using Frames
    • LESSON 12: Using Grids
    • LESSON 13: Download and Use Your Graphic
  • 4
    MODULE THREE: Creating Documents
    • Module Three Action Task
    • LESSON 1: Doc Ideas, Rulers, Guidelines & Margins
    • LESSON 2: Working with Multiple Pages
    • LESSON 3: Formating Multiple Pages
    • LESSON 4: Using the Copy Styles Tool
    • LESSON 5: Positioning Text
    • LESSON 6: More Working with Shapes
    • LESSON 7: Lining Up and Spacing Elements
    • LESSON 8: Images in Frames and Links on Buttons
    • LESSON 9: PDF Editor
    • LESSON 10: Charts and Infographics
  • 5
    MODULE FOUR: Creating Presentations
    • Module Four Action Task
    • LESSON 1: Presentation Design & Backgrounds
    • LESSON 2: Transition & Notes
    • LESSON 3: Using Your Presentation
    • LESSON 4: Present Options & Canva Live
    • LESSON 5: Using Presenter View
    • LESSON 6: Present and Record
    • LESSON 7: Using a Playlist
    • LESSON 8: Presenting as a Website
  • 6
    MODULE FIVE: Creating Videos (Nov 22nd)
    • Module Five Action Task
    • LESSON 1: Adding Animation
    • LESSON 2: Working with Music
    • LESSON 3: Video with Multiple Pages
    • LESSON 4: The Story of Batty Bat
    • LESSON 5: Canva Video Format and Adding Video Clips
    • LESSON 6: Editing Video with the Timeline
    • LESSON 7: Getting Fancy with Frames: Images
    • LESSON 8: Getting Fancy with Frames: Videos
    • LESSON 9: Record Yourself and Screenshare
    • LESSON 10: Editing Talking Head Video
    • LESSON 11: TImeline with Multi-Track Audio
    • CanvaMod5Vid11
  • 7
    MODULE SIX: Getting Organized and Go Pro! (Nov 22nd)
    • Module Six Action Task and Challenge
    • LESSON 1: Team Working
    • LESSON 2: Folders and Templates
    • LESSON 3: Brand Kit
    • LESSON 4: Tranparent Background
    • LESSON 5; Background Remover
    • LESSON 6: Magic Resize
    • LESSON 7: Outline Around Person on YouTube Video Thumbnail
    • LESSON 8: Pop Out Frame on YouTube Thumbnail
    • LESSON 9: Content Planner
    • LESSON 10: Digital Portfolio and Design Challenge
  • 8
    Course Wrap-Up
    • Course Wrap-Up

Instructor

  • Susan Weeks

    Susan Weeks

    Technology Instructor

    Susan Weeks wears several online hats. Online marketing & content marketing consultant, podcast host of the Stitchery Stories podcast, podcast producer, mentor, and technical training.She started her professional career as a mainframe computer programmer, working in the automotive industry and international banking, whilst living in the North of England. An opportunity to study for a Training & Development qualification whilst at Nissan laid a strong foundation which paved the way for a major opportunity at her next corporate job. Susan developed and delivered technical training programmes to enable the company to expand with a pipeline of experienced and trained staff ready to work with international banking clients. This grew into establishing a training department and managing and growing a team of trainers to serve the rapidly expanding and successful organization.Fast forward a few years and a few unexpected life experiences. Her online career developed whilst living in France, when her son was old enough to go to school, so Susan set about finding a way to take the best of her professional IT career and earn a living in rural France. She discovered VAClassroom in 2008 and has been a part of the community since those early days.Imagine her delight at this latest evolution of her career.... Creating technical training for VAClassroom University. She gets to combine her love of training and helping people to be the best they can be, with her love of learning, her technical IT skills, and an interesting online business. Susan is delighted that these strands have come together. She hopes you will be equally delighted with learning new skills and growing your business around them. Let's get started!

Course Reviews

  • Canva Specialist

    Treva Baltes

    Fantastic job by the instructor!

    Fantastic job by the instructor!

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  • Excellent, comprehensive course!

    Christine Blain

    Thanks so much, Sue, for providing all the amazing, easy-to-understand content for this CANVA course. I've loved it all and feel so much more confident goin...

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    Thanks so much, Sue, for providing all the amazing, easy-to-understand content for this CANVA course. I've loved it all and feel so much more confident going forward. Well done Sue . . . and of course FreeU!

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  • Absolutely Amazing!

    Amy Ness

    This was my favourite course by far! Easy to understand, nicely paced, and so much fun! Not to mention inspirational, motivational and just awesome! I really...

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    This was my favourite course by far! Easy to understand, nicely paced, and so much fun! Not to mention inspirational, motivational and just awesome! I really enjoyed it! ☺

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  • Timesaver!

    Carol Mouser

    What a delightful presentation! GREAT information that will be beneficial on a daily basis! THANK YOU!

    What a delightful presentation! GREAT information that will be beneficial on a daily basis! THANK YOU!

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  • Found this very helpful

    Cindy Frisendahl

  • Fantastic

    Shaista Ali

    I learned a lot from this course. Thank You to the instructor Susan Weeks!

    I learned a lot from this course. Thank You to the instructor Susan Weeks!

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  • What a great course!

    Liezel Snyman

    The Canva Specialist course is exactly what I needed to get me more knowledgeable on all the features available in Canva and to take my Canva design skills t...

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    The Canva Specialist course is exactly what I needed to get me more knowledgeable on all the features available in Canva and to take my Canva design skills to the next level.

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