You may have seen the creative backgrounds people are using on Zoom. They are great if you don’t want colleagues to see your choice of home decor (or the pile of ironing on the bed!). But how do you add a background to your Zoom chat? And what if you’re after something a little more professional?
Zoom’s virtual background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a meeting. It’s simple to set up:
advise on the latest availability and the process for collection.
If you’re unsure of the best solution for your needs, please contact the IT Service Desk
University students who don’t have a computer, laptop or another device they can use for studying, or have no or very limited access to an internet connection and are currently in receipt of financial hardship support, may be eligible for support with IT equipment.
To help support your studies while you’re away from campus and can’t get to a cluster room, we’ve launched an online service which gives access to popular cluster PC software and your University files.
The student Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) has most of the software that’s available on a standard University cluster PC. See the software currently available.
You can log in on a PC, laptop or tablet that’s connected to the internet:
University IT support is available 24/7. If you have any issues accessing your assessment or University IT systems you can call us on +44 (0)191 208 5999 at any time, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (email is monitored 08:00 – 17:00 BST, Monday to Friday).
For your own peace of mind, before the assessment period begins, and to ensure you are prepared, we recommend the following:
Check you have your University username and password
Make sure you can log in to Blackboard or any other online systems that are required
Try accessing software you may need such as Microsoft Word
You can access the full suite of Microsoft Office applications at https://office365.ncl.ac.uk – simply log in and click on the ‘app launcher’ in the top left corner.
The Student Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) has most of the software that is available on a standard University cluster PC, including specialist applications to support students with health difficulties, dyslexia and disabilities. You can log in to it from a PC, laptop or tablet that is connected to the internet via https://go.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/wvd.