Download your favourite virtual backgrounds and bring a little bit of U of T Engineering into every meeting.
Use these backgrounds to foster a brave space (PDF) and showcase our vibrant community spirit in your next online conversation. Participants can celebrate their authentic selves and show a respectful openness to welcoming diverse opinions.
Setting up your custom background is easy
- Click on the link below your desired background image to begin your download.
- Watch the tutorial videos below or follow the instructions for Teams or Zoom to set up your background.
- Test your background to ensure you’re happy with how it displays. You may wish to adjust the distance between you and your camera at this time.
On calls with several participants, Teams and Zoom sometimes automatically crops background images. As such, we’ve designed these virtual backgrounds to keep critical elements close to the middle.
Adding Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom:
Adding Virtual Backgrounds in Microsoft Teams:
Collection 1: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
U of T Engineering is committed to fostering an environment in which each member of our community can excel, contribute and benefit from different perspectives. This collection includes personal pronoun, Positive Space and "You Belong Here" backgrounds.
Collection 2: Skule Spirit
Showcase your love for the engineering profession, our beautiful campus and the community’s undeniable spirit! This collection includes “Engineering for the World (E4TW)”, “I love Skule” and some of our favourite photos of engineering-related spaces.