Latest Update & Tips
The recent update for ZOOM has some great new features!
- 1.Download the latest ZOOM Update: https://zoom.us/download
- 2. Next Step: Download New Filters
- 3. Explore Filters – You can use Filters/Backgrounds for an icebreaker/activity
- 4. Filters/Backgrounds can hide your home office, if someone needs to walk by you (double check that they still can’t be seen).
- 5. Virtual Backgrounds can work without a green screen, but this can depend on lighting, your backdrop and even what colour top you are wearing (or your hair colour).
- 6. In order to use the new PowerPoint (PPT) Slide, Virtual Background Upload option, you must first download both steps of the new Update.
- 7. PowerPoint Background, is in the ‘Advanced’ tab
- 8. You can adjust the ‘box’ of your video, over-top of the PPT background
- 9. You need to set up your slides to fit for a virtual background, with all the text (no animations)
- 10. Your animations, videos, and transitions won’t work after you upload your PPT as a virtual background slide deck, they are still files (png).
- 11. TEST how your recording will look, are you still in the corner of the view, or does it look the same way you are during the live event.
- 12. If everyone does not have the most up to date version of ZOOM, then it may not look the same, if you are using your slides as a virtual backdrop.
- 13. RESTART your computer at least an hour before you go LIVE with an online learning event, to make sure your update is in effect.
- 14. There are pros and cons to using slides as your virtual background, but play with it, test it out, and see what creative ways you can use this feature.
- 15. With any upgrade, it will have great new features, but there may be a learning curve to understand how it fits into your different contexts of online learning events. Enjoy!
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