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Attribute Ratings

  • Google Slides is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Canva

89%
162 Ratings
9.5

Google Slides

95%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

Canva

96%
6 Ratings

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.3

Canva

93%
12 Ratings

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Canva

100%
1 Rating

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

Canva

100%
1 Rating

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.4

Canva

64%
27 Ratings

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Canva

100%
3 Ratings

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

Canva

100%
1 Rating

Google Slides

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Canva

Suitable: SchoolUniversityMasterEntry and mid-JobsIn these scenarios the ease of creating designs, presentations, infographics, and the variety of resources it provides make it ideal for working with large teams, it should be noted that it includes a wide variety of fonts, as well as colors. Nonsuitable: Due to the lack of some vectors in the free versions, cant be used in more formal scenarios.
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Google

Synchronous or asynchronous educational activities in the context of higher education. Great way to support your live lectures by providing Google Slides to students so that they could follow at their own pace if need be. I also used Google slides as a student for my Graduate Certificate in Higher Education studies and it worked perfectly for our 3-hour long zoom lectures.
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Pros

Canva

  • Provides readily accessible approved fonts and colors for our university publications.
  • A great selection of templates to select from.
  • Lots of resources for design, like photos, clip art, backgrounds, and other design elements.
  • The ability to share your design with others at the university.
  • The ability to download your design as a png, pdf, jpg, svg, even MP4 video or gif.
  • Easy to edit and alter the design and not lose what you had by creating clones of previous designs and then make the changes.
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Google

  • Collaboration
  • Presentations
  • Auto-save
  • Comments
  • History tracking
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Cons

Canva

  • Some pretty basic fonts are missing from the database, which proves to be annoying when trying to stay on brand
  • Pre-grouping sections of templates can be a hassle to figure out
  • Creating your own template from scratch can have it's hiccups, but that could be my lack of design experience.
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Google

  • More importable slide decks
  • Easier and professional looking Conversion to video
  • Animations
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Pricing Details

Canva

Starting Price

$12.95 per month

Editions & Modules

Canva editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Pro$12.951
Enterprise$30.002

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. Per Month Per User

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Google Slides

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Google Slides editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Canva

    The ease of use makes Canva a powerful tool for manipulating images, creating original content, and testing ideas without requiring the involvement of graphic design or more time-intensive image editing software such as Photoshop. While it doesn't have the full functionality of a mature software, such as Photoshop, The speed and simplicity of Canva makes it a necessity in a business of any size
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Canva

    It is super easy to use, but it could be limiting if you're on a small device. It is easier on a bigger device because you can resize graphics and text easier than with your fingers on a small device. I do think it's perfect and easy for non-designers who don't have any training. As long as you have a good eye for visuals, Canva is a wonderful substitute for graphics programs on-the-go.
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Canva

    I have yet to encounter Canva being offline in at least 6 years of using it regularly. They also announce well in advance if there may be upgrades to the code and the hours during which there may be issues accessing the service.
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Canva

    I haven't ever had issues with a slow-loading site and there haven't been any lag issues within the software. There have been maybe a handful of times over the past six years where I have tried to upload a large image and it will slow down as it loads the last megabyte, but I have yet to have the system time out or require any interference by me
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Canva

    Overall, Canva is easy to use, easy to train others to use, allows for creativity with a professional look without enormous associated costs. The mobile apps works almost as easily, but at a minimum allows for easy review and downloading in a pinch. Really, anyone can learn to use Canva quickly and will immediately benefit from the results.
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Canva

    Remember to download the mobile app onto your phone for easy image manipulation on the go. Adding company colors, logos, and typefaces to your company account is an easy process. When images are uploaded, these can also be shared between accounts within a company, as can canvases you've created for easy editing among teams.
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Canva

    I have only tried Photoshop as an alternative to Canva and I don't know any other competitors. However, I don't know if Photoshop is a direct alternative to Canava because Canva is mostly tailored to people with no design skills, whereas Photoshop has more capabilities for mostly designers. Photoshop had a steep learning curve and a lot of functionality, some of which was complex for my needs. For quick images, Canva was more efficient than something more advanced such as Photoshop
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    Google

    On a standalone basis, where no collaboration is needed, Microsoft Powerpoint is a superior tool because the functionalities are easier to use and much more robust. But if collaboration is needed, Google Slides is optimal for business, sales and strategy collaboration. It is less suited for engineering, design or product brainstorming or collaboration sessions as it is limited by space.
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    Scalability

    Canva

    Very easy to add accounts and share content between them. Collaboration is also easy to manage and can be done on a project-by-project basis. The cloud-based software means it is incredibly fast to add a coworker and have them editing images within minutes. A live internet connection is required to access Canva so this is something to consider if expecting to use the software while on journeys without access to wifi etc
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    Google

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Canva

    • As far as ROI is concerned, Canva has proven itself time and time again as having a positive impact for business.
    • Just yesterday, I had to prepare an hour-long presentation on the fly; the great reviews of the presentation and the materials (all made in Canva) only served to advertise for Canva and it proves that Canva is a smart investment.
    • I don't think in the time that I have been a Canva pro user that I can say that my ROI has been negatively impacted. Highest recommendation. The software more the casually pays for itself time and time again.
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    Google

    • Better levels of engagement.
    • Improved collaboration.
    • Improved student satisfaction.
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