Canva - Quick Start

Canva for Campus is a special version of Canva created for college and university teams. As a Dartmouth Arts and Sciences student, you can collaborate with classmates, share designs within the Dartmouth community, and have access to premium workflows and design content all for free!

Use your Canva for Campus account to get the word out about your clubs and organizations, wow your classmates and professors with sleek presentations and documents, or even start a side hustle to help you market your business and develop your personal brand with Canva's resumes and professional portfolio tools!


Log into the Canva Website

To log into your Canva for Campus account, click the button below or go to and login via Single Sign-On with your Dartmouth email address. Once you have signed in, you'll be routed to your Canva Student account and can begin designing!

Login to Canva


Already Have a Canva Account?

That's great news! If you have an existing Canva account with your campus email address, just sign in at!

If you are asked to login to link your account, select "Continue with Google" then Duo in. If you are already logged into your Dartmouth Google account, you may not need to Duo in. Once you are logged in, you should be asked to join the Dartmouth team in Canva. 












To confirm you are in the Dartmouth page, you should get a 'Welcome to Dartmouth" popup like the one below:


Now, you can switch between your existing Canva projects and your new features within your Canva Student account.

If you have an existing Canva account with a personal email address and not your campus email address, you will want to make sure you're signed out of your personal account and follow the login instructions above to access the features of the Canva Student account.

Download the Desktop Version

Canva can be used on the web, through the desktop application, or via Canva Mobile. To download the desktop version for Windows or Mac, click here.

Getting Started with Canva

Canva offers a full video-based training to help you learn about its applications. Visit the Canva for Beginners site to learn more! 

Canva for Mobile

Canva offers a complete mobile version for iOS and Android. Along with their extensive training videos, Canva also offers a course on how to utilize the mobile version. For more information, please visit the Canva on Your Mobile website.  

Common Errors

If you run into any issues with your account or the login process, please alert the Service Desk by submitting a ticket here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will happen to my existing designs in my personal account once I join my Campus Team?

A: All your designs will be right where you left them! Canva does not delete user content. See below for information on transferring content from your existing account to your new Student account.

Q: How can I transfer my content to my new team?

A: Follow this walk-through if you want to transfer designs from one account/team to another.

Q: I've never used Canva before; what training resources are available to me?

A: Certainly! Canva offers on-demand resources to empower you to design anything with ease. Here are some resources to get you started!

Design School | Explore Whiteboards, Websites, & more! | Tutorials | Learn & Play Activities | Events

Q: Whom should I contact if I need Canva technical support?

A: Here is a link to Canva's Support Center, where you can find a wealth of information regarding product functionality and features. If you are experiencing technical issues, please contact the Canva Customer Happiness Team with a detailed request here!


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