Hello. Alice Keeler made a background template for Google Classroom which I loved and had my students make their own backdrop for our classrooms. One of my biggest pet peeves is I will find a cool picture to use for my Formative backdrop and then it doesn’t show up in the box. So, I just made a Formative Header Template for everyone to use. I also made an Iorad Tutorial to show you how to get it into the Formative. I hope this helps. Maybe I’ll get my students to make designs for the Formative banner!
Thank you so much for making this tutorial and template! This has been bugging me too and now I no longer have to guess how big the image needs to be. I used this for those KWL formatives and it worked beautifully! By the way, that Iorad tutorial creator is very cool. I sometimes lead tech PDs at my school and I could see this being really useful for them
Iorad is very useful if you need to show someone how to do several steps and typing it out can become cumbersome. I have helped several people virtually without having to wait to make a screencast.
Agreed! I love how automated it is too!
I saw this before, but I just have to reiterate that this workaround tool you made is awesome! It’s saved me so much time in creating formatives!
Browsing through older posts, I discovered your post. @Lisa_Scumpieru Thank you a lot!
@lwoodard This is something you can use to get the correct header image size!
This is helpful - but I believe the actual dimensions for the header is 1365 x 150 pixels (you have your template set to 915 x 100 pixels). This will result in a higher quality final image upload.
I’m not totally sure - however when I was uploading with the size of your template images were coming slightly skewed and pixelated. I did a bit of investigating and I think that this 1365 x 150 dimension works best. At least that’s what I’ve found. Thanks for your starting point.
Thank you SO MUCH for this!! I have been trying to figure out the best size for this using Canva