6 School of Education Zoom backgrounds to use in your online classes

If you’re not familiar with the teleconferencing software Zoom, you will be soon. It’s IU’s go-to web conferencing tool, and you’ll probably use it for your remote classes.

A popular Zoom feature is its virtual backgrounds, which make it look like you’re calling in from wacky places like the Golden Gate Bridge or outer space. You can even upload your own backgrounds.

Below are six downloadable backgrounds that will make you feel like you’re still taking classes at the School of Education.


  1. Click on the photo you want to use. When the full-size image appears, either right-click (PC) or Ctrl+click (Mac) the image and choose the option “Save Image As.”
  2. Save the image to your computer.
  3. Next, follow Zoom’s instructions to enable virtual backgrounds.
  4. Click on the + symbol above the library of backgrounds. Upload the image.

Your image may appear flipped to you, but it willl look correct to everyone else in the meeting.

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