Use PowerPoint or Keynote as a Virtual Background




This tutorial reviews how you can share your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation as your virtual background. You can move your video to any part of the screen and even resize it so that you video fits with the presenatation and does not overlap with any text or images. To ensure this setting is available, please make sure you are on the most current version of Zoom. Click Upgrade/Update to learn more.




From your Zoom Meeting:

  1. Click the Share Screen button (bottom of the Zoom Meeting). 
  2. Click Advanced at the top of the window.
  3. Click PowerPoint as Virtual Background.
  4. Click Share.
  5. Locate the your PowerPoint in your computer's files. 
  6. Click Open.
  7. The PowerPoint will become the background and your image will appear in the bottom right of your PowerPoint.


To adjust the Video:


You may need to adjust the video size and location if it overlays the text of your presentations.

  1. Click the center of your image to select it.
  2. Use the drag handles in each corner to resize the video as needed. 
  3. Click the center of the video to select it.
  4. Use the Move cursor to drag and drop your video to the desired location. 





Have Questions? Contact the OLS iTech team at or call 727-341-3500 (Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern) or the SPC Helpdesk at 727-791-2795 or during nights and weekends.


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