Portland State University Backgrounds for Zoom

Missing your favorite study spots in the library and on campus? Use these Zoom backgrounds to virtually recreate those settings in your classes and study sessions!

To download an image:

  1. Click on a desired thumbnail image to view the fullsize image.
  2. Right click on the fullsize image and select to save the image to your computer.

To enable the Virtual Background feature for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click “My Account”
  3. In the navigation menu, click Settings.
  4. In the Meeting tab, navigate to the Virtual Background option (under the In Meeting (Advanced) section) and verify that the setting is enabled.

To use a virtual background in a Zoom meeting:

  1. When in a Zoom meeting, click the “^” button to the right of the video icon and select “Choose a virtual background”.
  2. Click the “+” button to the right of the background images and select “Add image” to upload your own image.

Note: the photo will appear flipped on your end unless you disable the mirror my video option. In either case it will look correct to other users.

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