Zoom Backgrounds

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we live our lives. The new normal for the U community—faculty, staff, and students alike—is Zoom video conferencing. However, while you are physical distancing, one thing doesn’t have to change: you can stay connected to the U by using a University of Utah Zoom “Virtual Background.” Several options can be downloaded below. If there is a U background you’d like to see, contact us and we will add it to the list of options.

CONTACT US                  HOW TO INSTALL BACKGROUNDS

Campus Views

 
Utah Athletics

 
Logo Backgrounds

 
Huntsman Cancer Institute

 
 

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR U BACKGROUND

Save a background
  1. Right click on any of the backgrounds below and choose "Save Image As" to save it to your computer.
Add a background(s) to Zoom
  1. Go to Zoom at Zoom.us, join an existing meeting link or open the desktop application on your PC or Mac.
  2. If you do not have Zoom loaded onto your computer you can download it below.
Mac

On a Mac when you start or enter a Zoom meeting press your “Command key ” and “comma ,” a window will pop-up with the menu option “Virtual Backgrounds” menu option on the left.

PC

On a PC when you start or enter a Zoom meeting click the  “up arrow” next to "Stop Video" and select "Choose Virtual Background" menu option.

Mac & PC
  1. Click on the “Virtual Background” menu option and then click the "+" next to "Choose Virtual Background" to select the U background that you saved to your computer.
  2. Be sure to uncheck the "Mirror my video" box option under Video Settings.

DOWNLOAD ZOOM

 
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Make sure to position yourself against a solid-colored background. (Note: Higher quality cameras result in a better virtual background effect.) Please refer to the Zoom Help Center if you experience any issues.

ZOOM HELP CENTER