Are you working in a shared space right now? For most of us, our transition to at home work and learning has been a big learning curve! We all have unique living situations and have been confined within spaces that we haven't considered work spaces in the past. One way to help with the added stresses and challenges of virtual environments is the use of virtual backgrounds.
Virtual backgrounds can bring your virtual meetings up to the next level. Having your camera on, being well lit and using a background feature will turn up the value and formality of any meeting, large or small!
Background Images VS Background Videos
Images- Background images transform the space around and behind you during a meeting. These can be any of the default pictures from Zoom, a picture of your own and now if you have V-5.5 or above you can blur your background. There are also Lesley backgrounds that can be downloaded here from Lesley!
Here I am in our very own Marran Theater!
Video Filters- These are mainly for more fun uses than practical. The most important of the bunch of them are in the top row that can be seen below. These alter your image in terms of warmth, saturation and color temperatures. This is the same background as above, but with an added filter.
Now that you know what they are, let's show you how to use them!
Here is a list of system requirements to use virtual backgrounds