Mission College Zoom Backgrounds

Setting Up a Virtual Background on Zoom

  • Begin by downloading and installing the Zoom app onto your desktop computer.
  • Launch the Zoom app and locate the settings option. This can be found as a gear icon on the right-hand side, situated below the search bar.
  • Within the settings menu, scroll down until you reach the virtual background section.
  • From the virtual background options, select the background you prefer.
  • Should you wish to upload a custom image, it is recommended to use an image with dimensions of 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels for optimal quality. However, any horizontal image will work.

Using a Virtual Background During a Meeting

  • To participate in a meeting, initiate the process by clicking the "join" button on the main Zoom application.
  • Retrieve the phone number associated with the Zoom meeting you intend to join (e.g., 8837385296 in the following example: Join Zoom Meeting - https://zoom.us/j/8837385296).
  • Copy and paste the meeting ID (phone number) into the relevant field in the Zoom app.
  • Once connected, you can enable your virtual background by selecting the "Share Video" option.
  • That concludes the process! Your chosen virtual background will now be displayed during the meeting.

Remember, these steps make it easy to personalize your Zoom meetings with a virtual background of your choice.