Canva Presentation Tips
Well, I’ve been experimenting with using Canva for presentations. It has a really great integrated library of elements and integrates animations way better than Google Slides. But here are some tips:
- At least on Safari, Canva is a super pig. It can hang entire system spinning. However, the dedicated MacOS application you can get with
brew install canvais much faster. It seems to be a web browser port, but somehow the overhead is much less.
- I can’t figure out how to connect Canva to my Google Drive, it gives this obscure message which is
Cannot connect google account XYZ is already used in Canva account !@#$%2literally it doesn’t give you an account name, but some sort of random GUID. So somehow it is limited to a single Google Account tied to *any* Canva account so sort of useless. But the export to PowerPoint does work fine. There is muttering about removing the access on the Canva account page, but I can’t find any connect applications at all.
- Finally, Canva has a hard 100 slide limit for presentations. I’m not sure why, but when you are moving and pasting, it is pretty inconvenient.
- And, it really doesn’t have any charting packages. So I’m not quite sure it fits into the workflow quite yet, but there is a bunch of promise if they can fix the speed issues and also the hard limit.