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How to Create a Virtual Bitmoji Classroom in Google Slides or PowerPoint — Hello, Teacher Lady

How to Create a Virtual Bitmoji Classroom in Google Slides or PowerPoint — Hello, Teacher Lady
If you want to create a Google Meet or Agenda slide like mine (or something similar), you can keep the default page dimensions and move onto Step 2. If you want to create a Google Classroom header, change the page dimensions to 1,000 x 250 pixels by going to File —> Page Setup in Google Slides or Design —> Page Setup in PowerPoint. Just a warning though: When you upload your banner on Google Classroom, you’ll get this frustrating dark overlay on your image. It’s an accessibility thing and can’t be changed, so just keep that in mind and try to keep everything as bright as possible. To create a custom Google homepage, you’ll want the dimensions somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 in x 8 in. Next step is to collect the images for your scene. For mine, I used posters from ECHO-LIT (my favorite poster shop) and a variety of Google Images.

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