Book a room with a green screen

  1. Visit

  2. Click on the LIBRARY ROOMS button.

the library rooms button is highlighted

  1. In the REFINE SEARCH side menu, locate the GREEN SCREEN filter option and tick the box.

green screen checkbox is highlighted

  1. Book an available room.

Note: Currently the only rooms with green screens are:

  • 12-N105A Social Sciences and Humanities Library
  • 93-204A Biological Sciences Library

Access Zoom

  1. Visit (for UQ machines please follow the Self-install Guide).
  2. Under Zoom Client for Meetings, click on the Download button to download the Zoom Installer file.

the download button is highlighted

  1. Run the downloaded file to automatically install Zoom on your laptop device.
  2. Zoom should open automatically once installation is complete. 
  1. Click on the Sign In with SSO button.

the sign in with SSO button is highlighted

  1. In the text-field, enter uqz.

  1. Click on the Continue button.

  1. A webpage will launch and a pop-up window will appear.

  2. Click on the Open Zoom Meetings button.

  1. Enter your UQ username and password.

  2. Click on the Login button.

Zoom settings

  1. Click on the Settings button. 

the settings button is highlighted

  1. In the General tab, click on the Enable Advanced Features link.

enable advanced features link is highlighted

  1. A webpage will launch with your Advanced Feature settings.
  2. Turn on the Virtual background setting under the In Meeting (Advanced) heading.
  3. Close the webpage and navigate back to Zoom.

the virtual background button is highlighted

  1. Click on the Audio tab in the menu.

the audio option is highlighted

  1. Click on the Test Speaker and Test Mic buttons to test your audio.

the test speaker and test mic buttons are highlighted

  1. Click on the Video tab in the menu.

the video option is highlighted

  1. Click on the Camera dropdown menu to select your desired video source.
  1. Once you have finished checking the audio and video settings, close the Settings window.

the X button and camera is highlighted

Recording video with virtual backgrounds

  1. Click on the Start with video button to launch a Zoom meeting.

the start with video button is highlighted

  1. A pop-up window will appear with audio conference options.
  2. Click on the Join with Computer Audio button. 

the join with computer audio button is highlighted

  1. Click on the video menu button to view more options.
  2. Click on the Choose a Virtual Background option to launch the settings menu.

the arrow and virtual background buttons are highlighted

  1. Click on the Add Image button.

the add image button is highlighted

  1. Choose an image for your virtual background,.
  2. Click on the Open button to choose your selected background.

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  1. Select your desired background by clicking on the image.
  2. Click on the colour picker box to activate the tool.
  3. Click anywhere on the green screen to select the background colour to be replaced with your chosen image. 

the greenscreen button is highlighted\

  1. Your virtual background will automatically be applied. 
  2. Click on the button to close the window.

The X button is highlighted

Downloading your recording

  1. Click on the Record button.
  2. Click on the Record to Cloud button in the pop-up menu to start the recording.

the record and record to cloud button are highlighted

  1. To pause the recording throughout the meeting, click on the Pause button.

Note: Click on the button again to resume the recording.

the pause recording button is highlighted

  1. Once you have finished the recording, click on the Stop button.

the stop button is highlighted

  1. Click on the Yes button in the pop-up window.

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  1. Click on the End Meeting button to end the session.

the end meeting button is highlighted

  1. Shortly after the meeting has ended, you will recieve an email from AARNet Cloud Recordings.
  2. Copy the password and click on the Video link.

the password and video link are highlighted

  1. Enter the password into the text-field. 
  2. Click on the submit arrow button.

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  1. Click on the Download link.
  2. Save the file to your computer. 

the download link is highlighted

Example virtual backgrounds

Click on any of the images below to view and save a copy for use as a virtual background in Zoom.

Outdoor Spaces

front of forgan smith building

sandstone arches

sandstone and trees


big old tree


Walter Harrison Law Library

law library

law library

The Fryer Library


books and seats

Advanced Engineering Building Lecture Theatre

AEB theatre front

AEB theatre side

AEB theatre back