Teaching Resource Pack

Video Backgrounds for Teachers

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

A collection of PNG’s to use as video backgrounds for teachers when recording videos for the purposes of distance learning.

Each background has the option of two files to download.  The second file is an inverted image which may be required depending on what software you are using to record your videos.

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Chris Hossack

Any idea if the backgrounds can be used with Webex?

Chris Hossack · Jul 23rd, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Chris,

Yes! It seems as though Webex includes the virtual background feature so you will be able to use our awesome designs during your meetings.
I found the following help article from Webex to get you started.

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jul 24th, 2020

Chrissie Van Der Hoeven

Are the backgrounds compatible with Loom?

Chrissie Van Der Hoeven · Apr 23rd, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Chrissie, I did a bit of research and doesn’t appear that you can change the backgrounds in Loom at this stage.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 23rd, 2020

Julie Darby

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

Julie Darby · Apr 20th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 21st, 2020


These are great – thank you

cathym440 · Apr 20th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 20th, 2020

Cathy Pancia

Thank you! These are awesome. 🙂

Cathy Pancia · Apr 20th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome, Cathy! Thanks for your feedback!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Apr 20th, 2020

Reka Rozumberski

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

Reka Rozumberski · Apr 19th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 20th, 2020

Lucille Ruggeri

can these backgrounds be used with screen castify?

Lucille Ruggeri · Apr 18th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Lucille, unfortunately, I don’t believe you can at this stage.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 19th, 2020

julie Ingram

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

julie Ingram · Apr 17th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 19th, 2020

Kristy Raybould

Can these be used in Microsoft Teams videos?

Kristy Raybould · Apr 17th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 19th, 2020

Lorna Mccann-pearson

hi our school uses vimeo – how do I add the background to vimeo videos?

Lorna Mccann-pearson · Apr 17th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 19th, 2020

Martina Petersen

Fabulous backgrounds. Thank you.

Martina Petersen · Apr 17th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome Martina!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 19th, 2020

Melissa Phillips

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 · Apr 17th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

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!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Apr 20th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 29th, 2020

Melissa Phillips

Thanks I will check it out!

Melissa Phillips · Apr 29th, 2020

Kerry-Lee Sheard

Cute, thank you!

Kerry-Lee Sheard · Apr 17th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome, Kerry-Lee!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 17th, 2020

Genevieve Valkoff

how do you use these on Seesaw?

Genevieve Valkoff · Apr 16th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Genevieve, you’d have to pre-record your video in Zoom and then upload it to Seesaw.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 17th, 2020

Natalee Johnson

Can I use these on Google Meet?

Natalee Johnson · Apr 16th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Natalee, I don’t believe you can – but check out the FAQ section in Google Meet.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 17th, 2020

Zalak Bhatt

I love them so interesting!

Zalak Bhatt · Apr 16th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

Awesome, Zalak! So glad that you like our new video backgrounds for teachers.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 16th, 2020

Michelle Owens

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

Michelle Owens · Apr 15th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

We’d love to hear how they go Michelle!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 16th, 2020

Michelle Owens

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

Michelle Owens · Apr 16th, 2020

Holly (Teach Starter)

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

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 23rd, 2020

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