ZOOM 5.0

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ZOOM 5.03

Latest Update & Tips


ZOOM 5.03


The recent update for ZOOM has some great new features!




  1. 1.Download the latest ZOOM Update: https://zoom.us/download
  2. 2. Next Step: Download New Filters
  3. 3. Explore Filters – You can use Filters/Backgrounds for an icebreaker/activity
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. PowerPoint Background, is in the ‘Advanced’ tab
  8. 8. You can adjust the ‘box’ of your video, over-top of the PPT background
  9. 9. You need to set up your slides to fit for a virtual background, with all the text (no animations)
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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