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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


Principal function(s): Poster/infographic creators

Canva is an online graphic design platform that allows users to create a variety of graphics, such as posters, flyers, social media posts, and presentations. To do so, users can access Canva's library of templates, stock photos, illustrations, icons, and fonts. Canva also offers collaboration features, allowing multiple users to work on the same project simultaneously. Evaluation: Canva is a valuable and easy-to-use resource for creating any type of digital content. Its interface has a clear layout and is user-friendly, while users can retrieve templates and images from an extensive default library, together with choosing from a range of fonts, symbols, and filters. All in all, it allows users to create professional-looking visuals without the need for advanced design skills. Canva can also foster creativity and encourage users to express their ideas visually, making it a valuable tool for both learners and educators in various fields. Moreover, it allows for collaborative work. While there is a free version of Canva, certain advanced features and elements may require a subscription. There are tailored pricing options for schools and educators. Canva does not require advanced IT skills.

Cost: Free + premium plans available

Website: https://www.canva.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)



  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Intuitive, user friendly.

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High. Canva is relatively easy to use, but some users, especially those with no prior design experience, may need time to become familiar with its features.

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

Dozens of languages.

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. Canva may collect and store any personal information you provide for the purpose of improving its service. It claims not to sell this information to third parties unless it improves the platform’s performance (analytics, customer support etc.). It also collect personal data when users log into the app through a third-party application. Canva uses cookies to improve users’ experience and for business purposes, and collects users’ location data. Canva’s data policy elaborates on data security and has a separate section about Canva Education, which is partially directed to children. It also provides explanations on user consent and data control. Canva complies with GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes, login required

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Yes, users can provide your own images and customise the content of their own graphics.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No, but it requires registration. Available in browser and app versions.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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