How to "do" this course

There are two ways to approach this course.

  1. Sequentially
  2. Randomly (jumping around)

You know what level you're at better than me and you know your own preferred style of learning better than me.

However, I'd like to cover a couple of fundamentals with you first.

  1. Typically the different learning styles have more to do with the mode of delivery, such as written, audio, video, or hands-on, than sequential versus random.
  2. If you jump in too deep or try to take on too much at once, you'll get overwhelmed & frustrated.

So my recommendation is always to work through a course sequentially.

No harm can come from a refresher on things we already know.

We have often forgotten things we perhaps once knew.

We never know as much as we think we do.

Having said that, this course covers everything and is geared towards beginners. So it starts right at the signup process. As such, if you already have an account, then it won't make much sense to watch the lesson on how to signup.

I mention this as a reminder to use discretion and common sense with this course, and any others that you may take.

Don't be in a rush to skip through parts, but don't waste time either.

One extremely handy feature for these lessons is the ability to double-time the playback. Despite the fact that it makes me sound like a chipmunk, it will cut your viewing time in half. I speak at a steady enough pace, so you won't have any trouble understanding me at the faster speed when I'm talking about something that you already understand. If something trips you up, rewind and slow it back down. You'll find this in the bottom right corner of each video by clicking on the gear icon.

While this course is about teaching you how to use Canva, it's deeper purpose is to give you experience in learning how to "do" technology through online video training.

I focus on beginners and take you through to a level of skill that you likely doubt is possible.

Rather than simply telling you that "YOU CAN DO IT!" I show you and you experience it for yourself.

As you progress into future courses, you'll see how developing the right habits and mindset about how to approach online courses like these, and the materials they're teaching you, will make a world of difference in your experience of them.

You're embarking on a journey that is scary and exciting, and I want to set you up for success right from the start.

My own personal goal is to have you saying "I had no idea it was this easy." You'll say that if you follow the paths I provide, give yourself permission to take your time, and don't try to do too much all at once.

I could have chosen to lock down the lessons in each course and force you to go at a guided pace. However, I want many, many people to take these courses and everyone will be at different stages. So I decided that I didn't want to be holding anyone back.

As an adult learner I'm putting trust and faith in you that you'll approach learning seriously and responsibly. If you start to feel overwhelmed, you're doing too much or going too fast. If you're bored, you're not following the advice above to use discretion.

Each lesson is clearly named and described so that you can make an informed decision about watching it, speeding it up or skipping it.

Ultimately you should enjoy the process, have fun with it, and be excited about your accomplishments.

So go ahead and dive in!

When you have finished with this lesson, please be sure to click the blue button that has the white arrow in the top right corner of your screen to progress to the next lesson. This will help you to track where you are up to in the course as it will mark the lesson in the menu with a check mark.

Remember to click the blue button, top right :)

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