Tech Tip Tuesday: Virtual Backgrounds for Video Conferencing with Canva


So I know the year is almost over, but I thought this was neat, and seeing as there is uncertainty regarding our return in the fall, this might be fun. Canva, recently showed how you can incorporate virtual backgrounds/templates into your Zoom Conference.

Zoom has added a whole section of virtual background templates to their collection, giving you more choice when it comes to making your video conferences as fun or as professional as you like.

They’re fully customizable and completely free. You can create a new background for your next class meeting by checking out this link.

To turn on Zoom background follow this:

Sign in to the Zoom web portal.

    1. Click My Meeting Settings, if you are an account administrator or Meeting Settings, if you are an account member.
    2. Navigate to the Virtual Background option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. 

      • If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.
      • If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.

Note: Users must logout of the Zoom Desktop Client and login to it again for this setting to take affect.

Hope this helps!