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AC Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

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!

How to Download

  1. Click the "Download Image" Button
  2. Save it to your desired location (desktop, downloads, a folder, etc.)

 

Zoom

How to Set Downloaded Image in Zoom

Once you've launched a Zoom meeting:

  1. Click on ^ next to "Stop Video" on the bottom left of your Zoom window and select "Choose Virtual Background"
  2. Click on the + on the right-hand side below the current image in your settings
  3. Click "Add Image"
  4. Find your saved image and select it
  5. You may have to deselect "mirror my video” in the video settings tab. This setting will cause the logo/image to appear backward to you, however, the users you are talking to will see it displayed correctly.
     

 
Video: Setting Your Zoom Custom Background

 

Microsoft Teams

Change your background before a meeting starts

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.

  1. Click on Add new and then select one image to upload from your computer. 
  2. Your new background will persist in all your meetings and calls until you change it again.
  3. The image and video on your screen will appear backward only to you as if you were looking in a mirror. Please note there is no further action needed from you to correct this as meeting attendees will see a correct non-mirrored image.

Change your background during a meeting

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.

 

 
Video: Setting Your Microsoft Teams Custom Background

 

 

GoTo Meeting

How do I change my webcam background?

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.



Hardware Recommendation

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
GPU OpenCL 1.2
Memory 4GB + RAM
Camera Any RGB camera (e.g., embedded computer camera)


Download ChromaCam Pro

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.

  1. Log in at https://global.gotomeeting.com.
  2. Click Settings in the left menu.
  3. Click Custom background and Download ChromaCam.
  4. Go through the installation flow.
  5. To access ChromaCam Pro, sign in using your GoToMeeting credentials and Allow LogMeIn to connect to ChromaCam.
  6. The next time you join or host a meeting, ChromaCam will be available as a webcam device.


Use ChromaCam during a meeting

We recommend testing your webcam before the meeting to choose your preferred background or filter.

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Click the Settings icon In the top menu.
  3. In the Webcam drop-down menu, click ChromaCam.
  4. Your webcam background will automatically blur.

    Note: You can change the blur level in the settings, choose other filters or upload your own customized background.


     
  5. Click the Camera icon in GoToMeeting to begin sharing.


What if my computer starts to lag?

If you are experiencing low bandwidth or the GoToMeeting app lags, follow these best practices. Learn more tips and tricks or view ChromaCam's FAQs.

  • If you are using the blur filter, switch to another background or lower the blurriness level.
  • Close other applications in the background.
  • Switch back to your standard camera.

 

 


Formal Backgrounds

 

 
AC LogoWhite BlueBKG  

Full AC Logo - Blue Background


DOWNLOAD IMAGE

 
AC SealWhite BlueBKG  

AC Seal - Blue Background


DOWNLOAD IMAGE

 


Informal Backgrounds

 

 
AC StudentPhoto BlueBKG  

AC Students - Blue Background


DOWNLOAD IMAGE

 
AC GradPhoto7 BlueBKG  

AC Graduates - Blue Background


DOWNLOAD IMAGE

 


Spirit Backgrounds

 

 
AC RoundBadgerWhite BlueBKG  

Round Badger Logo (White) - Blue Background


Download Image

 
AC RoundBadgerFull BlueBKG  

Round Badger Logo (Full Color) - Blue Background


Download Image

 


Seasonal Backgrounds

 

 
Clocktower Spring  

AC Clocktower - Spring


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Oeschger Family Mall Winter  

Oeschger Family Mall - Winter


Download Image

 

 

 


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