Pursuasive Academic Posters

  • Pre-workshop activities: 10 min
  • Introductory presentation: 10 min
  • Hands-on activities: 50 min


Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the essential elements of a class or conference poster
  2. Identify a poster layout and concept that is appropriate for a class or conference
  3. Find an appropriate poster template
  4. Format text in a poster template so it is appropriately sized
  5. Import photos and/or charts into Canva
  6. Communicate the importance of photo resolution when printing large posters
  7. Adjust contrast, saturation and crop photos
  8. Select an appropriate print service and paper type for a poster
  9. Apply key Multimedia Learning Principles in academic poster design
  10. Write the main finding of a paper in plain English, emphasizing important words

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