Custom Nipissing Backgrounds for Zoom and Teams


Add a custom Nipissing look to your video conferences as you work remotely! We've put together a collection of campus images and instructions to help you customize your background in Zoom and Teams. Keep scrolling to take a look at our selection of campus images available for download.

*Please note that the custom background feature may not work on all Nipissing University computers. For further technical assistance please contact the Help Desk

Teams Instructions

  1. To easily access the ‘Uploads’ folder in Teams for adding your own images, start by right-clicking on the Start button and select ‘Run’ from the available options to open the ‘Run’ command window.
  2. Then, copy/paste the following folder address in the ‘Run’ window: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads
    This will open the ‘Backgrounds’ folder inside the Microsoft Teams AppData folder on your PC.
  3. Put any image you want to set as a background image in your Microsoft Teams meetings to this folder. You can add as many custom images as you wish.
  4. After you have manually added custom background images, they will be available when you start a video chat or meeting and click on the ‘Background Effects’ button. You should see all your custom background images available to select in the ‘Background Settings’ screen.
  5. Your custom background image will be added to the bottom of the list of images on the Background settings screen.

Zoom Instructions

  1. Instructions for setting up a Zoom virtual background and technical specifications can be found on the Zoom Help Centre
  2. When using Zoom virtual backgrounds, please be sure to deselected ‘mirror my video’ after choosing your background image which can be found in settings under virtual backgrounds
  3. Be sure to test the virtual backgrounds for lighting and contrast before any meetings

Custom Nipissing Backgrounds

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