Teaching Resource Pack

Video Backgrounds for Teachers

Teach Starter Publishing
Zip File | 17 resources | Years: F - 6

A collection of video backgrounds for teachers to use during video recordings.

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  • Chris Hossack
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    Any idea if the backgrounds can be used with Webex?

  • Chrissie Van Der Hoeven
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    Are the backgrounds compatible with Loom?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Chrissie, I did a bit of research and doesn't appear that you can change the backgrounds in Loom at this stage.

  • Julie Darby
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    If I use my laptop directly using the camera to make video messages for my students (Windows 10) can I use these backgrounds?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Julie, unfortunately not - you will need some type of program to change your background. That's why we suggest Zoom as it's free and already has the software to change the background and then export the video for you.

  • cathym440
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    These are great - thank you

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      You're most welcome!

  • Cathy Pancia
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    Thank you! These are awesome. :)

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      You're most welcome, Cathy! Thanks for your feedback!

  • Reka Rozumberski
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    What application can these backgrounds be used with, is it mainly Zoom?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Reka, it works easiest in Zoom. But you should be able to use these backgrounds in any platforms that have the function to pick your own background.

  • Lucille Ruggeri
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    can these backgrounds be used with screen castify?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Lucille, unfortunately, I don't believe you can at this stage.

  • julie Ingram
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    Can these be used with android. Our school won't allow zoom etc. We need to upload our video.

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Julie, I guess it depends on what video platform you will be using. The best idea is to look at the FAQs of the software you'll be using to record the videos.

  • Kristy Raybould
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    Can these be used in Microsoft Teams videos?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Kristy, I believe you can change the virtual background in Microsoft Teams using their custom images but unfortunately, at this stage, you can't add your own.

  • Lorna Mccann-pearson
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    hi our school uses vimeo - how do I add the background to vimeo videos?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hey Lorna, I just did a quick search in their FAQ and found this - To customize the look of your Vimeo On Demand page, head to the Appearance tab in your Vimeo On Demand Settings. Here you’ll see a background image we’ve magically created based on the thumbnail artwork for your VOD video. If you update your thumbnail, your background image will update automatically, as well – magic! If you’d like to upload a custom background image, click the “Edit background image” button, and then the red “X” in the top right corner of the image to remove the old one. Then drag your new image into the window, or upload it from the link. Once you’re finished, click Done, and then Save. I hope that helps. Let us know how you go!

  • Martina Petersen
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    Fabulous backgrounds. Thank you.

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      You're most welcome Martina!

  • Melissa Phillips
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    Hi is there a possibly to do an Auslan background as I am a teacher of the Deaf and I will be doing some online Auslan classes ??

    • Melissa Phillips
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      Thanks I will check it out!

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Melissa, Great news! We have created the Auslan background and it can be found using this link - https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/video-background-for-teachers-auslan/. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Melissa, Thank you for your comment! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again!

  • Kerry-Lee Sheard
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    Cute, thank you!

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      You're most welcome, Kerry-Lee!

  • Genevieve Valkoff
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    how do you use these on Seesaw?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Genevieve, you'd have to pre-record your video in Zoom and then upload it to Seesaw.

  • Natalee Johnson
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    Can I use these on Google Meet?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Natalee, I don't believe you can - but check out the FAQ section in Google Meet.

  • Zalak Bhatt
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    I love them so interesting!

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Awesome, Zalak! So glad that you like our new video backgrounds for teachers.

  • Michelle Owens
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    These look awesome and I can’t wait to try it out!

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Michelle, I'll past the link directly from Zoom that explains it - hopefully that helps. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background

    • Michelle Owens
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      Hi Holly, I ran into trouble with this today... is there a particular version of Zoom I should use? I tried to follow the instructions on the blog but I couldn't find the tab to select the background. Thanks for your help, Michelle

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      We'd love to hear how they go Michelle!

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