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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Any photo or image that you own or have rights to can be used as a Zoom background. Instructions are provided below on how to update your background in Zoom to show a virtual background behind you during a Zoom meeting, instead of showing the room that you are in.

To download a virtual zoom background image:

  1. Right-Click the image you wish to download.
  2. Choose "Save image as...".
  3. Select location under 'This PC' if desired.
  4. Click 'Save'.

Note: If you are downloading an image from the internet, you should ensure you have permission to use the image, or that it is free for general use.

If you wish, you can use any of the following University of Regina Virtual Zoom Backgrounds during a Zoom meeting.

FileUniversity Sign

ur-skylineUniversity Skyline

ur-sign-flowersUniversity Sign Flowers

ur-sign-nightUniversity Sign Night

ur-atriumUniversity Atrium

cac-campus-exteriorCollege Ave. Campus

archer-libraryArcher Library

ur-fieldUniversity Field

ur-field2University Field 2


To download a virtual zoom background image:

  1. Right-Click the image you wish to download.
  2. Choose "Save image as...".
  3. Select location under 'This PC' if desired.
  4. Click 'Save'.

Note: If you are downloading an image from the internet, you should ensure you have permission to use the image, or that it is free for general use.

To use the virtual zoom background for your zoom meetings:

  1. While in a meeting, click the 'up arrow' next to the camera start/stop video icon.
  2. Click 'Choose Virtual Background...' to open the virtual background settings menu.
  3. Click the '+' symbol at the top right corner of the images section.
  4. Click 'Add Image'.
  5. Browse to the folder you saved your background image in, and select the image
    OR Browse to a folder with your own saved photos, and select the image
  6. Click 'Open'.
  7. The image will be added to the grid of image choices, and replace your current background.
  8. Close the settings window.

Note: The next time you connect to Zoom, the background you chose will still be active.

To turn off the virtual background, or select a different image:

  1. While in a meeting, click the 'up arrow' next to the camera start/stop video icon.
  2. Click 'Choose Virtual Background...' to open the virtual background settings menu.
  3. Click the 'None' image in the images section
    OR if desired, select another image to use as your background.
  4. Close the settings window.