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Using Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom

If you've been inclined to use a virtual background, you may find yourself receiving the following error.

The error you are receiving is true. Our laptops do not meet the requirements to have a virtual background. However, there is a way aorund this.

At the bottomw left of your Zoom meeting window, click on the up arrow icon, within the Stop Video icon. This will bring up a list of options, as seen below. Click on Choose Virtual Background.

Adding a Profile Pic in Zoom

Open a web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) and visit

Choose Sign in with Google.

After you login, the page should automatically take you into the Meetings page. Form here, on the left hand column, you will see the Personal section and below that you should click on Profile. (If the page doesn't take you into Meetings, click on My Account on the top right corner).

Click on Change, below the default profile photo.

Creating an Electronic Signature

An electronic signature, or e-signature, is a way to get consent or approval on electronic documents or forms. There are several ways to accomplish an e-signature, and a couple ways are described below using a Mac or an iPad/iPhone.

On a Mac: Use Preview

The Preview application included with macOS has integrated document-signing features. Thanks to the excellent trackpads built into MacBooks, you can actually draw your signature on the trackpad with one of your fingers to enter it into Preview.

Take a Screenshot on your iPad

Quickly save what's on your screen.

How to take a screenshot on an iPad with Touch ID

  1. Press the top power button and the Home button at the same time.
  2. Quickly release both buttons.
  3. After you take a screenshot, a thumbnail temporarily appears in the lower-left corner of your screen. Tap the thumbnail to open it or swipe left to dismiss it. 

The result is below: