ALEX Learning Activity


Using Canva to Create a Brochure for Parent Night

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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Author: elisa harris
System:Hartselle City
School:Hartselle City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1957
Using Canva to Create a Brochure for Parent Night
Digital Tool/Resource:
Web Address – URL:

Canva is a free graphic design tool where users can create cards, newsletters, flyers, brochures, business cards, and more. Canva projects can be printed or downloaded as a PDF document. Canva will be used to create a brochure for a Career Tech Parent Information Night. The brochure will be downloaded as a PDF document, printed, and uploaded to the class learning management system for the teacher to access and submitted to the students' digital portfolio. 

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce a multimedia artifact.
  • review artifacts created by others.
  • revise an artifact based on peer or teacher feedback.
Students know:
  • feedback is important in a design process.
Students are able to:
  • create a multimedia artifact.
  • critique the work of others.
  • revise their work based on feedback received.
Students understand that:
  • much like the writing process, design of a multimedia artifact nets the best results when creators have the opportunity to be given feedback and revise as needed.
Learning Objectives:

Students will use Canva to create a brochure to promote a Career Tech Academy for parent night.

Students will upload pictures and create content describing specific programs to Canva.

Students will download the completed brochure as a PDF and then upload the completed document to the class website.

Students will upload the completed brochure to their own digital portfolio in Google Sites or SeeSaw.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

1. Students will use a graphic organizer to plan the layout and content to include in their brochure. 

  • Graphic Organizer Link

2. Students will share their graphic organizer plans with a partner, using the "share" option in Google Docs, to provide peer feedback using the comment feature in Google Docs. 

3. Students will edit brochure plans based on peer feedback.

4. Students will use the digital tool Canva to create their brochure.

5. Once brochures are complete, students will download their brochure as a PDF document, print the brochure, and upload the brochure using the class learning management system. Alternatively, students can email their completed brochure to the teacher.

6. Students will also upload the completed brochure into their digital portfolio (Google Sites, SeeSaw, etc.).





Assessment Strategies:

The student will use a rubric which will be provided prior to beginning the activity for guidance in creating the brochure. The rubric will be used for final analysis of the completed brochure.



Advanced Preparation:

The teacher should provide graphic organizers to students for planning their brochure.  Teachers will provide rubrics for the project.

Graphic Organizer

Brochure Rubric


Variation Tips (optional):

Students may create other multimedia products to promote a sport, extracurricular activity, school organization, etc. Other multimedia products may be uploaded to the school or classroom website.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

This activity may be used for a classroom open house or other school event/function.


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