Tutorial: How to make a Zoom Waiting Room slide in Canva

310 waiting room slide

Updated Oct 4, 2020

As you set up for your live, synchronous online classes, it’s nice for the students to have something to look at. I also play music from my Spotify lists to keep things lively. If you want to create an interactive Waiting Room slide – check out my tutorial below.

I want to clarify my language on “waiting room.” I interpret it with two meanings:

  1. The Zoom “Waiting Room” allows for some customization. You can upload an GIF, JPEG, or PNG that does not exceed 400px + customize the description up to 400 characters. >> Learn more
  2. The other “waiting room” is once the students have arrived into the session. This is what my Canva slide concept is designed for. To show the students your graphic, simply share your screen. As an added bonus, I suggest using Spotify or Pandora and play music while they wait. Be sure to check the box for “share sound” when you select “share screen.”

Here is an example of a 400px gif for the Zoom Waiting Room:

2 Comments on “Tutorial: How to make a Zoom Waiting Room slide in Canva”

  1. This is great! How do you add it to Zoom? I find that it only allows you the option to add a logo for the waiting room, which is too small to see.


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