Impossible to Figure Out Assigning features
February 19, 2021

Impossible to Figure Out Assigning features

Jason Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

Just on an individual basis. Using it to assign students graphic arts projects. Any teacher who wants to can use it.
  • Graphic design & ease of design. Very good tools. Relatively easy to use. Wide variety of graphics, options.
  • Really, really, impossible to use as far as assignments.
  • Horrifically impossible learning curve for assignments, groups, and Google Classroom integration.
  • Forget actually assigning anything through this for education purposes.
  • Wasted my time trying to figure out how to assign anything.
  • Frustrating to integrate with classes, assign, and get assignments back.
  • Does give students an easy, creative graphics platform to use, even if they don't have a graphics background.

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Just awful, if you're looking to collaborate especially for education. There is no "step by step" showing how to get students on board, how they see assignments, how to link them with assignments, how they access through Google Classroom, etc. Other teachers at the school have commented on the same thing. The entire "assign a project-students, see the assignment, students submit assignment" process is confusing and not spelled out anywhere clearly on the site. Like, there's your class on Canva, but assignments don't show up there. Why are students signing up on Canva and not Google Classroom, etc? Menu commands aren't self-explanatory (for assigning). And there doesn't appear to be any kind of technical support. Online help makes things sound easier than they are.

The graphic design part is super easy. So you really just have to assign something outside of Canva, let students design and download in/from Canva, and post what they did separately. Other than that don't expect to figure this monstrosity out. The low rating is because of this—the designing part is very strong and intuitive.