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Change your background and class view when you meet virtually with your class.  

Add a background

Choose what appears behind you when you're on camera before or during a class meeting.

  1. Go to the Calendar Meetings button  and Join your meeting. On the pre-join screen, turn your camera on and select Background filters Background settings.

  2. Choose Blur to hide your background.

  3. Or choose a picture or virtual background.

    Tip: If your school has it enabled, you can upload a photo of your own to use as a background. Select Background filters > + Add new. Choose a .JPG, .PNG, or .BMP file from your computer. 

  4. Click Join now to apply your background and start class. 

    Note: To change your background during a meeting, select More actions Apply backgroundeffects, choose a background > Preview > Apply and turn on video. Your photo will appear with the other background options. 

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Change your class view

Switch to Large gallery view or Together mode to show your whole class at the same time on the screen when you're meeting. 

  1. On the meeting controls, select More actions  More options button.

  2. Select Large gallery to view everyone  simultaneously with their own video feed.

  3. Select Together mode to show you and your students together with a background added to the whole class. 

Note:  Large gallery view works for 9 to 49 participants. Together mode works for 5 to 49.  

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Add a background

Before class starts, choose what appears behind you when you're on camera. 

  1. Go to the Calendar Meetings button  and Join your meeting. On the pre-join screen, select Background filters  Background settings.

  2. Choose Blur to hide what is showing on camera behind you.

  3. Or choose a picture or virtual background.

    Tip: If your school allows it, you can upload a photo of your own to use as a background. Select Background filters > + Add new. Choose a .JPG, .PNG, or .BMP file from your computer. Your photo will appear with the other background options. 

  4. Click Join now to apply your background and join the class. 

    Note: To change the background during a meeting, select More actions Apply backgroundeffects, choose a background > Preview > Apply and turn on video

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