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Zoom Backgrounds

Show you’re a Buckeye, wherever you are.

Whether you’re attending class virtually, meeting with an instructor, teaching a course, or conferencing with your colleagues, these Ohio State backgrounds will help you show your Buckeye pride during remote meetings.

Photo backgrounds

What’s your why and #TogetherAsBuckeyes text on a scarlet background

“What’s your why?” on scarlet
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What’s your why and #TogetherAsBuckeyes text on a white background

“What’s your why?” on white
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A silhoutte of a person walks across the Oval

The Oval
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Ohio State rotunda

Ohio Stadium
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Brutus Buckeye statue in Ohio Union

Brutus at The Ohio Union
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William Oxley Thompson statue in front of Thompson Library with students walking by

William Oxley Thompson Library
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Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake
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Landscape of The Oval

The Oval
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Thompson library bookcases

William Oxley Thompson Library
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Dinosaur skeleton at Orton Hall

Orton Hall
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Orton Hall and The Oval

The Oval
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Brutus Buckeye at the Ohio Union

The Ohio Union
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Lane Avenue Bridge at night

Lane Ave. Bridge
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Students lounge at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building
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James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute

James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute
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Wexner Medical Center

Wexner Medical Center
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Wexner Medical Center

Wexner Medical Center
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Ohio Stadium football fans

Ohio Stadium
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Ohio Stadium rotunda

Ohio Stadium
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Ohio Stadium stained glass

Ohio Stadium
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Ohio State football fans sing Carmen Ohio

Carmen Ohio
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Brutus Buckeye crowd surfs among fans

Brutus Buckeye
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Brutus Buckeye crowd surfs among fans

Brutus Buckeye
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Brutus Buckeye

Brutus Buckeye
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Ohio State football helmet stripes and Buckeye leaves

Football helmet
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Ohio State football jersey

Football jersey
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Script Ohio

Script Ohio©
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Block O on scarlet background

Block O© on scarlet
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Block O on gray background

Block O© on gray
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Ohio silhouette on scarlet background

How Firm Thy Friendship
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Motion backgrounds

Brutus Buckeye in home office

Brutus Buckeye
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Brutus Buckeye in Thompson Library

Brutus Buckeye
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Ohio Stadium with American flag waving

Ohio Stadium
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Buckeye leaves falling

Buckeye leaves
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Script Ohio

Script Ohio©
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Block O pattern

Block O©
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How to set a virtual background in Zoom

  • Click on the background of your choice and save it to your downloads folder.
  • Open your "Zoom Desktop Client" and navigate to your "Settings" screen.
  • Click on the "Virtual Background" tab and then click the "+ button" to select the "Add Image" or "Add Video" option.
  • Choose the background you downloaded from the web.
  • Start Zooming in Ohio State style.

Pro tips

If you want to make sure you aren’t O-I-H-O:

Within the “Settings Virtual Background” tab, check the “Mirror my video” box. The image will look backwards to you but will appear normal to the person viewing your video feed.

If you do not have your Zoom Desktop Client downloaded:

Visit zoom.us/support/download and your download should automatically start within seconds. Simply install and sign in.

If you have never used a virtual background before:

Make sure you log in to your CarmenZoom profile, click “Settings” in the left sidebar, navigate to the “Virtual Background” option on the “Meeting” tab and verify that the setting is enabled.
Note: You must log out of the Zoom Desktop Client and log in to it again for this setting to take effect.