Last week Flipgrid unveiled a list of features for the 2021-22 school year. One of those new features is an updated menu virtual background options called backdrops. In the latest version of Flipgrid you can choose from a large selection of virtual background images or upload your own. Additionally, you can reposition yourself in front of your virtual background with just one click. And you can still use all of your other favorite Flipgrid options like picture frames with your virtual background.
In this short video I demonstrate how to use virtual backdrops in your Flipgrid videos.
Applications for Education
Flipgrid’s virtual backdrop feature is a great one for students to use when they are recording videos from home. By using the virtual backgrounds they can hide the interiors of their homes. You could also have students use the virtual background option to record greenscreen videos about news stories, weather, or places they want to visit.