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A Starter Guide for

Engaging Online Meetings

Learning & Leading in the Virtual Classroom

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In Zoom

Virtual Backgounds

The Green Screen Technique allows you to remove your background and replace it with another.

This works best when you use a well-lit solid color without any shadows. When possible, light the person speaking and background separately. Simply use lamps you have from around your house. If you aren’t picky about a clean key don’t worry about lighting. You can still get cool results but the image quality may fluctuate from time to time. 

Zoom enables you to automatically replace your background with an image Here's how to use it:

  • Start a new meeting. To test your green screen before doing it on a public call you can simply just start a new meeting by yourself. 

  • Open Zoom video settings. In your meeting, you then need to access your green screen settings.

  • Select your Green Screen or existing background color

  • Consider using a sheet if your background is busy and does not key well. Adding lighting both in front and behind you can help with a fuzzy key. 

  • Add a custom Zoom background. You can even import your own photo such as your classroom. 


​Check Out this Video Tutorial 


Illustrated Step by Step Directions


In Google Meet

Step 1: Visit the Chrome Web Store and search for Virtual background in the search bar.

Step 2: You will find Virtual background for Google Meet at the top. Download and install the extension on Google Chrome browser.

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