CSU has moved online and one of the many learning curves our community is facing is video conferencing. Can you seen my screen? Am I on mute? Are people looking up my nose? Can they see my un-made bed or my roommate in the background?
We can’t solve all those issues, but we can offer help in sprucing up a lackluster backdrop with some CSU pride.
The following is a list of virtual backgrounds that you can upload to Zoom or other video conferencing tools. Skip the generic pre-set options, and let people know where on campus you would usually be studying or working from in three easy steps:
- Save any of these background images to your desktop (make sure you click for the full rendering)
- Open Zoom, click on the gear settings in the upper right hand corner
- Click “Virtual Background” from the bar on the left and press the plus sign to upload the photo of your choice. It might mirror the image, but you can toggle that off.
We know how hard it is for some students and faculty to not be inside the Clark Building right now, so here’s a photo that will make you think you’re one with the honeycombs again.
Eddy Hall is home to the Departments of English, Philosophy, and Ethnic Studies. It got a new facade in 2015 and now is an aesthetically pleasing option for your virtual backdrop.
Organ Recital Hall
Maybe the acoustics of the CSU Organ Recital Hall will help the echo in your apartment… more likely, this background will help you express your love for this incredible instrument within the University Center for the Arts.
Andy Warhol Soup Can
It’s hard to miss the giant soup can by artist Andy Warhol outside the University Center for the Arts. Let your friends and colleagues see how interested you are in contemporary art by adopting this backdrop.