Weekly post #7 - Blurring your background and opening what you want
Three things to check out
Blur your background in Google Meet
To help limit distractions during lessons (and meetings), you can now blur the background of your video in Google Meet. When it’s turned on, Meet will intelligently separate you from the background, blurring your surroundings while keeping you clear and in focus.
I feel that some of our students will really appreciate the feature, should we return to remote-learning, to keep a bit more of their home private.
The ability to filter out disruptive background noise in Google Meet should also be arriving soon.
Read more here → Blur your background in Google Meet
Google Chrome - On start-up...
All faculty at Campus des Nations should be logged in and syncing with Google Chrome. There are all sorts of advantages including the ability for the school to install (on your behalf) extensions.
We recently removed the controls the school has over the 'On start-up' options. This allows you to decide which webpages open when you launch Chrome.
Here are some suggested pages →
Read more about setting your homepage and startup page here → support.google.com
Google Meet help sheet
Written to reflect most of the most recent updates to Google Meet and focusing on educator use.