Get your Mercer-themed Zoom backgrounds here

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Missing campus? Add one of our Mercer virtual backgrounds to your next Zoom meeting.  

Here’s how to do this before your class starts: 

  • Click on the photo you want to use from the options below. Then, right click on the enlarged image, and save it to your computer. Or download them all by clicking the “Download All” button.
  • Open the Zoom desktop app. (It doesn’t work if you’re using only your browser. Sorry!) 
  • Click the icon for your account in the upper right.  
  • Click on Settings.   
  • Click on Virtual Background. 
  • Click the plus sign (+) to the right of Choose Virtual Background.
  • Click add image. 
  • Select the image from your computer, and click Open. (It might ask you to “Enable smart virtual background.” Click OK if it does.) 
  • Make sure the image you opened is selected. You should be able to see yourself on the selected image. 
  • Make sure “Mirror my video” is checked.

Upload as many backgrounds as you want and enjoy! 


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Jennifer Falk is the director of digital communications at Mercer University and editor-in-chief of The Den. She creates and supervises the development of written and multimedia content for primary University web pages and e-newsletters, including The Den and This Week @ Mercer. In addition, she collaborates with schools and offices to maintain web content and examines data and analytics to drive content creation decisions. She also serves as a member of the University's social media committee.