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! 

Jennifer Borage
Jennifer is a digital content specialist at Mercer. She creates and maintains written and multimedia content for primary University web pages. She collaborates with various schools and departments to ensure timely and consistent web page content is maintained. She also examines web data and analytics to drive content creation decisions.