Before you begin
First make sure your computer meets the system requirements for using Virtual background. You can do this by going to this Zoom Support article: System requirements for Virtual Background
- Make sure you are using a solid background. Zoom would prefer that the background is green, or you use a green screen.
- Make sure you are using uniform lighting.
- Do not wear clothing the same color as your background.
- Higher quality cameras will give better results in virtual backgrounds.
Before you are able to use Zoom Virtual backgrounds, you need to make sure they are enabled in your settings. Follow the steps below to enable this setting:
Navigate to IllinoisState.Zoom.us
Login to Zoom
In the Navigation Menu select Settings
Select the Meeting tab within Settings
Scroll down to the section “In Meeting (Advanced)”
Find the Virtual Background section and turn on the toggle bar for Virtual Background
a. You have the option to also checkmark “Allow use of videos for virtual backgrounds” if you want the option to use a video in your virtual background.
After you have a setup you feel will work with Zoom Virtual Background and have make sure that they are turned on in your settings follow the steps below to use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds.
Sign into the Zoom Desktop Client
Select your profile picture
Select Virtual Background
Checkmark the “I have a green screen” box, if you have one set up
Select one of Zooms preloaded backgrounds or select the + symbol to add your own background image or video
If you no longer wish to use a virtual background, choose the option None
Note: You may be prompted to download the package for virtual background without a green screen. If this pops up, select the Download button to download the package. This package only needs to be downloaded once.
Illinois State University Backgrounds
The CTLT has some custom virtual Illinois State University backgrounds that you can find here.
Contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357