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How to add a virtual background to safeguard privacy

Video tutorial on how to create a virtual background.

One way to safeguard our privacy and the privacy of our learners is to ask them to blur their background or add a photograph to act as a virtual background.


If you’re unfamiliar with how to change your background in an online learning platform, watch the video tutorial and note how you can do these things:

  • Blur your background
  • Add a photograph as your background
  • Change settings so that learners are able to change their background

When finished, open up the platform you use or have chosen to use and try to blur your screen or add a virtual background if it’s possible. Go to the Help or Support pages of your platform to find out more if necessary.

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