Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Zoom’s virtual background feature allows you to select and display an image or video behind you instead of showing your real surroundings. To allow Zoom to detect the difference between you and your background, this feature works best with:

  • uniform lighting
  • a solid color behind you
  • clothing that is a different color than your selected virtual background

In addition to Zoom’s default options, you can upload a custom virtual background. We created some UMaine-branded backgrounds and UMM-branded backgrounds for use during your lectures, appointments, meetings, etc.

UMaine zoom background example
UMaine zoom background example
UMM zoom background example
UMM zoom background example

Zoom Virtual Background Setup