Creating an Animated Zoom Background
Today during an ISTE Certified Teacher virtual meeting, I used a “newsroom” animated virtual background for Zoom that I created using Screencastify and Canva.
I was asked how I made this possible. Below are the directions:
First, here is my example so you have some context as to how to make this work:
Okay, the steps….I personally recorded my screen using Screencastify and exported the recording into an animated Gif.
Then on to Canva….
In Canva, I started by Creating a Design using Custom Dimensions and setting the dimensions just below the recommended 1920px by 1080px (16:9 aspect ratio) from Zoom. (I originally had it set at the recommended ratio but was advised by Zoom that it was too large of a file when I went to upload it).
I went to work creating my virtual background. Once content, I then uploaded the animated gif that I recorded and downloaded from Screencastify into Canva and added it as part of my background.