Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. It is one of my favorite tools as a creator, educator, and learner, and I think you'll love it too.
In this post, I share what I like most about Canva as an educator and how it can be used in education.
Because I've been curating useful tips, tricks, and hacks on my YouTube channel, I have embedded five of my favorite or popular videos as well. So pop some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy.
When I originally set out to write this post, the title I was kicking around was College Professor: Reasons Why You Should Be ACTIVE On LinkedIn. The main idea was to impress the importance of being active. However, the current title has a higher search engine ranking score. The tactics of titling posts for search engine ranking will be a point I return to later; however, being active on LinkedIn remains the central thesis of this post. It's not just enough to have a profile on LinkedIn; the best way to approach LinkedIn is to engage.
LinkedIn has more than 740 million users and is a growing social media powerhouse. It is not just for networking among professionals. It is now an influential content platform, powerful search engine, and marketing gold mine. In Q1 of 2021, LinkedIn's revenue increased by 21% year-over-year and the amount of content shared on LinkedIn increased by 50%.
You're on LinkedIn, but are you ACTIVE on LinkedIn? If you're not engaging the platform, you're missing opportunities. If you're not feeding the beast (aka algorithm), you're not being found. In this post, I hope to convince colleagues of the value -- financial, social, education, professional -- that LinkedIn can provide faculty who are active on the platform.
Source: 31 LinkedIn Stats That Marketers Need to Know in 2021 (hubspot.com)
I am an instructor of business communication at SIUC. Connect with me on LinkedIn.