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Media Software

A Note About "Unsupported" Software

Canva is not a libraries supported software as the libraries do not have licenses for it and it is not available on any of the library computers. The libraries also do not offer support for this software beyond this help guide.

About Canva

Canva logoThis web-based graphic-design tool was created in 2012 to aid individuals and companies in crafting graphics, posters, and more. It is a powerful tool with thousands of free images, icons, and more, and its drag-and-drop creation format makes it easy for users at all artistic skill levels to design impactful graphics.

Use this program if you need to:

  • Create social media images or text graphics
  • Design a presentation with dynamic layouts and images
  • Create event posters or invitations
  • Promote a group, event, or idea

This program is not intended for:

  • Major photo editing
  • Creation of vector or eps files

For a look at what Canva is capable of, browse their templates page.


  • Getting started on Canva
    Lessons on templates, uploading images, and more
  • Design Challenge 
    This beginners challenge will take you through some simple design steps
  • Canva Courses 
    These free lessons will dig deeper into tools, design, impact, and creativity
  • Intermediate Tutorials 
    Learn more about Canva’s specific tool set as well as basic branding and layouts
  • LinkedIn Learning
    These extensive courses and tutorials can be accessed for free through your FSU account under Resources
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