Working from home? Download these virtual backgrounds to bring ISR to your Zoom conferences.

March 20, 2020

ANN ARBOR – Congratulations on making it through the first week of working from home!

As we practice social distance, we hope that you are finding ways to maintain connections with your friends, colleagues, and loved ones virtually. This week, Zoom arrived on campus as another option for videoconferencing and its customizable “virtual background” feature is injecting some much needed levity into our conversations. Taking a cue from the School of Information and U-M Social we have created some virtual backgrounds for you to use in Zoom that might make you feel closer to your ISR #HoMe.

To set up a virtual background, follow these instructions. Let’s see some of your favorite backgrounds in action: Snap a screenshot and tag us on Twitter – @umisr.

Virtual Backgrounds:

ISR Thompson 1

ISR Thompson 2

ISR Perry 1

ISR Perry 2


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