As classes come to an end for the year, many teachers are setting up Class Zoom Video Chats to say goodbye, and have a good summer. One fun way to say goodbye to the kids, your classmates or your teachers is to add a Zoom Virtual Background to your video chat, and here are a whole bunch that are perfect for the End of the School year. These would work for teachers, coaches, librarians, students, parents and anyone finishing out a great school year. I have added partner referral links to the website that I use to create these Zoom backgrounds in case you want to make your own!
Have you been a bit inundated with Zoom video calls recently? My family has! A friend of mine even said it's to the point that she feels more like her kids' secretary these days, keeping up with the Zoom schedule.
Can you relate?
Well one way we have found to make Zoom meetings more fun, and to keep our kids excited about logging on, is to create fun Zoom Virtual Backgrounds.
If you'd like to create your own awesome Zoom backgrounds, head to an easy-to-use website called Canva. They have tons of awesome templates, fonts, graphics and photos. Many features are available for free but they also offer a paid version, which is what I use. You can see the Canva Free vs. Paid Plan Comparison here.
But if you just want some awesome, pre-made school themed Zoom backgrounds, you are in the right place!
What is a Zoom Virtual Background?
Zoom Virtual Background is a feature of the Zoom Video Call software that allows users to replace the view of the room behind you with an image or short video. You might have seen someone on a Zoom call magically look like they are sitting at the beach, or even on the moon. That person was using a Zoom background and it is super easy to do yourself.
So if you scroll through the images below, they are examples of fun Zoom backgrounds that you can use on your next video chat.
This is what it looks like, just as an example. This one I call a Yearbook theme since it has all the various yearbook sign-off messages.
How Do I Use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds?
Setting up a Zoom Virtual Background is very quick and easy, however not all computers or devices are capable of using them. Even if your device CAN use them, some computers do a better job than others. For example, my old iPhone cannot do them at all, our 5 year old desktop can do it, but not well, while our newer surface tablet and macbooks can do them very well.
If you do not see the Virtual Background section in the Settings of your Zoom app, this may be the case for you. You can check the Zoom System Requirements Page to see.
For anyone who is relatively familiar with technology, just log into your zoom app, go to settings and click on the Virtual Background Setting too add and select the image you want.
End of School Year Zoom Backgrounds
We have been wrapping up our distance learning in our school district, seeing the signs of the end of the school year.
Our kids have been so lucky to have weekly social Zoom Video chats with their teachers and classmates, but every school year has to end, and so will the class Zoom calls.
We made a collection of Zoom backgrounds for teachers, coaches, librarians, staff and students to say goodbye in a fun way. All images, fonts and graphics were found in Canva.
They do all have a footer with my website on it, but when used properly your body will block it. If you ever need to remember where you got your background, or if anyone asks, my website will be right there for you. Come back often, I have tons of other themes going up!
TO GET YOUR FREE ZOOM BACKGROUNDS:
Feel free to scroll through to see all the previews below or just head to the Lalymom Shop Page to get the free bundle. It is sent as a Zip file of all the backgrounds seen here. There is also one video background that says Teacher, You're Outta This World!
Feel free to pin this to remember and spread the word.
In the image above you have previews of several easy, breezy “have a great summer” zoom backgrounds, as well as Thank you Teacher zoom backgrounds and even one that is great for coaches to tell their team that they're all champs.
Again, if you have an idea for a theme that you want to make, be sure to head over to Canva, they have blank and pre-made Zoom backgrounds templates.
To grab this free bundle of End of the School Year Zoom Backgrounds head to the Lalymom Shop.
My kids both love emojis so we had to add a Thanks for all the Smiles emoji themed Zoom background picture.
One tradition we are missing this year is signing yearbooks. The second image pictured here honors that tradition with a fun collection or common yearbook sign offs.
If YOU were lucky enough to have the BEST teacher ever, be sure to let him or her know by using this blue Best Teacher background.
Minecraft fans will love the Thanks for CRAFTING up a great year together image. My son's class got a big kick out of it!
Last zoom with the team? Let coach know who the real champ is with this top video chat background.
Next you gotta love a good Latte joke on our Dear Teacher Thanks a Latte coffee themed background.
The math and science fans out there will love this spinning clock themed background.
Librarians, literacy coaches, reading teachers and book lovers with want to use this gorgeous library background that says, “Thanks for a year of great stories.”
Are you using Zoom Backgrounds on your End of the School Year Zoom Calls? Let's hear about it in the comments below!