Design tool Canva launches online whiteboard designed for innovation projects and teams

Online whiteboard tools are fantastic ways to collaborate and communicate with teams in the innovation and design thinking space, and there’s many great options out there. We’ve covered our favorites on our blog, including industry leaders Miro and Mural. Today we’re sharing information on one of the newest whiteboard tools on the market, from leading design software Canva!

What is Canva?

You likely have heard of Canva before, since it’s widely known as a free-to-use online graphic design tool that offers many helpful templates to get started with designing presentations, social media graphics, brochures, posters, and many more. We have personally been using Canva for years to create and develop simple but effective handouts and activity sheets for design thinking and storytelling workshops and programs.

Canva’s Online Whiteboard

Recently, Canva launched a free online whiteboard tool as part of their product, called Canva Whiteboards. This tool offers a infinite canvas that can be used to visualize and expand upon your ideas. The tool also takes advantage of some of the same types of elements offered with their other graphic templates, with elements and sticky notes that can help you make sense of information and mockup ideas in a simple and low-effort way.

Other top-tier features include:

  • Real-time collaboration by sharing and working together on your design
  • Millions of free images, icons, graphics, and elements to tell your story or idea
  • Download and export for simple sharing or saving
  • Presentation mode to get the whole team engaged in one space
  • Customizable charts and data visualization
  • Task assignments with add comments, tag team members, and gather feedback
  • Thousands of free templates to get you started

There’s a lot of flexibility here, and if you are already using Canva for other design projects or needs, this may be the right option for your team’s digital innovation and collaboration efforts as well.

Canva Whiteboard Templates

In another blog on our site, we’ve highlighted some of the best templates Canva offers with their new tool. You can find the article here.


Canva’s online whiteboard is free and easy to use, offering many of the great features that makes Canva an excellent design tool for organizations and individuals alike.

For more innovation and design thinking resources, continue to our blog. Reach out to us today if you’re ready to host your own innovation or design thinking workshop or event!