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How to Make Academic Presentations More Attractive (Free)

Did you know that you can make your school papers and academic presentations more attractive with Canva – for free?

I recently had to do an elaborate academic presentation along with a project paper that included data tools, assessment questionnaires and of course pictures. I needed a way keep the audience engaged and looked around for a tool that would enhance the information presented and discovered Canva. What would otherwise be a presentation with dull data looked more interesting and attractive by integrating Canva design elements. I was able to easily design my own survey forms and edit how data showed.

What is Canva

Canva is a design tool that’s super easy to use. It has several free to use design elements that you can customize for just about anything – from flyers to invitations to presentations. Canva is a fantastic alternative to the usual presentation software with awesome resources that add unique features to presentations and school papers for free (though it also has premium features for a fee). Canva is often used by users to post social media graphics, but it’s also a useful tool for students and teachers as well.

different examples of presentations and papers made with Canva.

As you can see from the example above, with Canva an academic presentation or project paper for school can look more appealing with endless editing possibilities.

Free design elements in Canva

  • Templates
  • Text
  • Photos
  • Images
  • Music
  • Videos
  • Background
  • Upload your own

Easily design your own academic presentation with Canva library of photos and images, which are easy customize to make it your own. Designing, centering and adding shapes is as easy as a click on the mouse. Make your presentation pop with cool fonts, or even simply resizing a standard font to make a statement in your presentation or project paper.

Trouble getting your presentation started started?

I usually have trouble starting any presentation or project, especially an academic presentation or paper that is being graded or evaluated, so I use Canva templates to give me a push. They’re already pre-designed and all I do is customize it. The hard part is choosing one as there are several templates with different layouts. The video clip to the right shows some of the academic templates available. (Click the play button to view). If you notice, some of slides even include presentation tips to help develop your own presentation design.

Play to view

You can also design your presentation on the go by downloading the Canva app – available for IOS and Android devices.

Canva: Free & Fee

Creating a free Canva account is easy. Just enter your email, choose a password and start creating. Canva has a lot of essential features that are free to use as well as premium elements you can download for $1. There’s also a Pro version, with awesome features for creating animations and gifs, which is why Canva is so popular for making social media graphics. You can get Canva Pro free for 30 days. After that it costs $9.95 per month.

Hope this helps you make your academic presentations or papers more attractive and get an “A”.

Happy savings, TaLis

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Some graphics made with Canva.

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