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Academic Posters with Canva

Academic Posters with Canva Online

Note: This will be held online via Zoom.

Creating Academic Posters in Canva

Posters are an expressive medium that can be used to engage an audience by communicating sometimes complex information in a simplified form. Within the academic community, research posters are commonly used to deliver the main points of a research project quickly and easily at a conference or event. Research posters summarize information or research into a concise, visually appealing format, which helps publicize the information and generate discussion.

Why Canva?

Canva is a free graphic design tool that helps users create customizable posters, brochures, cards, social media posts and more. Canva has numerous templates and features that can act as inspiration and can be changed according to your goals. This tool is web-based and works like Google Docs but for layout with design elements. It auto-saves your work so you can work across multiple computers and collaborate with teammates. Canva has a free and a premium tier. This workshop goes over how to utilize the free tools within Canva. Even on the free side of Canva, there are options to use pay-as-you-go elements (clip art and photos) but they aren’t necessary to design excellent work in this software.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to do the following by the end of this workshop:

  • Be able to search for Research Poster templates on Canva
  • Be able to import photos and logos in Canva
  • Be able to create charts in Canva
  • Be aware of the importance of photo resolution when printing large posters
  • Be able to create a QR code
  • Be able to change the poster size in Canva

Attendees can apply the skills learned in this workshop to the other layouts available on Canva.

Thursday, June 27, 2024
11:00am - 12:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Faculty     Graduate students     Undergraduate students     UVic staff  

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

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Digital Scholarship Commons