Let’s take a look at your FAQs about Canva Presentations
We’ve been looking at the Canva FAQs that are being asked in the comments section of YouTube and on social media. I want you all to know how much I appreciate your questions. It gives me a chance to test and learn more about the functionality of the programs that we use most. Please keep them coming! Plus there are Hot Bonus Tips within this blog, that are not included in the video or podcast. (Both linked towards the end of the blog.)
Recording in Canva
Question One: Can I record a presentation without seeing myself in the presentation?
Answer: Yes, you can. You will have to edit your settings when before you start to record and choose the “no camera” option. This will disable your camera so that you’re not being recorded during the presentation.
However, the little bubble, on camera version, when recording in Canva, looks really great. Here’s a link to a previous video full tutorial about Recording in Canva
Sharing Canva Presentations Into Zoom
Question Two: I’m doing a Zoom meeting, and I will be presenting my Canva presentation, but I want it to be in the lower left hand bubble, how can I do this?
Answer: Yes, you can make this happen – sort of. If you don’t want the traditional Zoom video beside your slide, there is a way:
- You will first have to create your presentation in Canva and then download it as a PowerPoint slide deck. You find this download option in the 3 Dots menu in the top right, in Canva.
- When Zoom is open, you will click on Share Screen and choose the Advanced option. Choose PowerPoint (in your downloads) as Virtual Background and then Share. Pick the presentation you want to show and you will see yourself in front of the presentation.
- Furthermore, please note that if you have animated slides, they will only download as static images. Canva won’t support animations, videos or audio embedded files, for the downloadable PowerPoint slides. [You can download video mp4 files or gif’s for anything you create that moves.]
- The great news is that the Zoom recording WILL pick up you in front of your Canva made virtual background slides, which is fantastic!
Hot Bonus Tips:
- When you create your presentation in Canva, keep in mind that there are no animations or anything moving, if you are recording it in Canva, or if you are downloading the slides. You can create a building effect with duplicate slides and slight changes.
- If you create Canva presentation slides with video clips or animations (sound or movement), then you need to download each slide as a MP4 file in order to add it into your slide deck as created.
- If you use the typical share screen method in Zoom, you can share directly to your Canva presentation. This is an option!
- Also, when using Canva slides as virtual backgrounds in Zoom, keep in mind where you want yourself to be. If you are on the right, left, or middle, you want to not have content on the slide in that area.
- Make sure you know where your downloads are saving, either in the Downloads folder, on your desktop or in another location
- Canva is packed with value! This is a great tool for creating visual and engaging prerecorded videos, or presentations that you share live.
- Try Canva for free, or explore the Canva Pro plan. Canva affiliate link: https://www.canva.com/affiliates/CCCPR45
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