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November 4, 2020 | Video Conference Toolkit

PowerPoint as a Virtual Background in Zoom


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Step One Log in to your Zoom account.

Step Two Log in to your Zoom meeting.

Step Three Select the Share Screen button.

Step Four: Go to Advanced tab on the top center of the display box as circled in the picture below:
Advanced Tab

Step Five: Select PowerPoint as a Virtual Background. Make sure to also select Share Sound if you PowerPoint has audio components you want everyone in the Zoom meeting to hear.
Select PowerPoint

Step Six: Open the PowerPoint Presentation you would like to serve as your virtual background from your computer. (Once you open your PowerPoint Presentation it might take a minute to load depending on the size of the PowerPoint presentation.)

Step Seven: Once your PowerPoint presentation is open; you can adjust your picture by selecting and moving it. You also have the option of changing the size of your picture.
Adjust Picture


About the Author(s)

A Miami native he received his undergraduate and law degrees from the College of William and Mary and has been a member of The Florida Bar since 2014. Beau Blumberg currently serves as Vice Chair of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Technology and is a current member of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of The Florida Bar, and Florida Bar Grievance Committee “A”, he also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association.