Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and GoTo Meeting are popular platforms for video conferencing, and we know many Amarillo College students, faculty, and staff use it for personal and professional meetings.
The virtual background feature on each platform allows you to display a custom image as your background during meetings. We created a handful of AC-inspired virtual backgrounds so you can show off your Badger pride while meeting virtually. Enjoy!
Once you've launched a Zoom meeting:
While you're setting up your video and audio before joining a meeting, select Background effects. It's just to the right of the microphone switch. Your background options will display on the right.
To alter your background after you've already joined a meeting, go to your meeting controls and select More actions, then Show background effects. Follow the same steps as outlined above.
You can customize, replace or blur your webcam background during meetings with a third-party service, ChromaCam! If you have a paid GoToMeeting account, you can use your credentials to download and access ChromaCam Pro for free. If you are an attendee joining someone else's meeting (i.e., you do not have your own GoToMeeting account), you can download ChromaCam Lite for free.
Note: We recommend hosting or joining from the desktop app if you plan on using ChromaCam. Please check for ChromaCam updates on a regular basis.
|OS||Windows 7 - 10 or macOS Mojave (10.14) or newer|
|Processor||Intel 6th gen i5 quad-core or higher processor running at 3.3GHz or higher|
|Memory||4GB + RAM|
|Camera||Any RGB camera (e.g., embedded computer camera)|
Your GoToMeeting account comes with ChromaCam Pro. If you do not see the "Custom background" setting, your admin may have disabled the feature. Please reach out to your account admin to enable it.
Note: You need admin rights to install ChromaCam. If you cannot install ChromaCam, please contact your IT admin.
We recommend testing your webcam before the meeting to choose your preferred background or filter.
Note: You can change the blur level in the settings, choose other filters or upload your own customized background.