Instructions for Downloading Virtual Backgrounds

The Zoom service includes a virtual background feature that allows users to display an image as the background during teleconferences.  The instructions are provided below.

  • Download UMB approved backgrounds to your PC by going here.
  • Start or Join a Zoom Meeting
  • Next to the Video button, click on the up arrowstart video icon
  • From the menu, select Choose Virtual Backgroundvirtual background icon
  • Click on the plus sign (+), to upload your new virtual background to the Zoom Applicationbackground choice
  • Add Image and navigate to the file location, where your virtual UMB approved backgrounds are located
  • Select your background.  Congratulations!  You’ve successfully added and changed your Zoom virtual background.


If you have questions or issues using Zoom, please contact the IT Help Desk at 410-706-4357 (HELP) or send an email to