As we transition from Google Jamboard to FigJam, you may be wondering how to add a background image? This was something I frequently did in Jamboard to avoid the students accidentally moving around the graphic organizer elements. The good news is that, unlike Jamboard, you can lock down ANYTHING in FigJam. See my FigJam Templates at figma.com/@education.
How To Add a Background Image to FigJam
Also, unlike Jamboard, you can DRAG images onto the FigJam canvas.
Drag your background image onto FigJam and right click to choose “Lock.”
Create Sections Instead of Pages
While you can drag the background image onto canvas and lock it, I recommend you create sections. Use the sections tool in the toolbar, or Shift S, to create sections. Sections can be locked, dragged (with all elements in the section), and hidden.
Lock the Section
You can lock the section by right clicking and selecting Lock/Unlock. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Control Shift L to lock/unlock.
Copy Link to Section
If you put your backgrounds into sections, you can copy the link to the section. Right click on the section to obtain the option for “Copy link to section.” This link is copied to your clipboard. When you share it with others, they are transported directly to that section/page.
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