Zoom Account Set Up


DOWNLOAD – an image for your virtual background

Before you can add a virtual background, you must save the image file in the Downloads folder on your device.

ADJUST – Zoom Account settings

1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
2. In the navigation menu, click Settings.
3. In the Meeting tab, navigate to the Virtual Background option (under the “In Meeting” {Advanced} section) and verify that the setting is enabled.

ADD – your Virtual Background during the Zoom meeting

1. Start or join your Zoom meeting.
2. Click the Start Video or Stop Video drop-down arrow/button.
3. Click Choose Virtual Background.
4. Click the +”  sign to add a virtual background.


5. Click Add Image to locate your saved virtual background file (most likely, you will need to look in your Downloads folder).
6. Select the virtual background, click Open.
7. Your virtual background should appear in the Zoom video preview window.
8. Close the Settings window, and your background will appear in the Zoom meeting.


How to move in and out of Breakout Rooms

Once in the Zoom Session

  1. Select Breakout Rooms at the bottom of the Zoom session
  2. You will see a list of all the colleges and universities in that Zoom session
  3. Select the college or university of your choice
  4. When you are ready to head to the next school, select Breakout Rooms again at the bottom of the Zoom session
  5. Select the next college or university of your choice

How to return to the Main Session from a Breakout Room

  1. When you are ready to leave or have a question for the transfer fair staff, select Leave Breakout Room
  2. You will be returned to the Main Session
  3. Here you may ask questions or request to be manually moved to the next Breakout Room