Using Zoom with video can feel as though you’re inviting someone into your home. That might be fine if you have dedicated office space, but if you’re working in your bedroom, have your children playing in the same room, or you washing hanging up behind you, then you might want to think of ways to manage your privacy.
The Virtual Background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. This feature works best with a green screen and uniform lighting, to allow Zoom to detect the difference between you and your background. You can also upload your own images or videos as a virtual background.
Make sure your computer meets the system requirements for Virtual Background. If your computer can’t use Virtual Backgrounds, you’ll need to find other ways to manage your background, such as investing in a background screen, changing your camera angle or moving personal items away from camera.
Use these keyboard shortcuts to save time on common tasks in Zoom.
7 Tips to Ensure a Great Attendee Experience (Zoom Blog)
View our Online Meeting Etiquette Guide (.pdf)
Our duty of care to promote and safeguard the welfare of vulnerable groups also applies to online meetings.
Read the University's safeguarding guidance (.pdf) if you are planning to use Zoom to meet a child, for example a student or participant who is under 18 years old, or an adult at risk.