PowerPoint as virtual background in Zoom

An advanced feature within Zoom is the ability to show your PowerPoint slides as your virtual background.  This feature allows you to advance your slides while keeping your video feed on top.

To show your PowerPoint slides as your background, click Share Screen. By default, the basic options appear:

Image of the first step in setting PowerPoint as virtual background



Switch to the Advanced tab, and select PowerPoint as Virtual Background and then click Share:

Image of the second step in setting PowerPoint as virtual background


Browse to find the file you want, and click Open:

Image of the third step in setting PowerPoint as virtual background


It’ll take a moment to load your slides, but once they load you’ll see arrows in the bottom center of the screen for advancing the slides:

Image of the last step in setting PowerPoint as virtual background

OAND Annual Conference

I’m honored to be presenting at the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference today in Cleveland.  See below for links to the many references and resources in my presentation:

Nutrition Informatics Resources from The Academy

Nutrition Informatics Publications

Essential Practice Competences from CDR




FNCE 2016

I get to present at FNCE in Boston this year!  I’ll be presenting on nutrition informatics with a representative from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

MD 1100 – Careers in Dietetics

Last year I presented to Medical Dietetics 1100, and wouldn’t you know I get to do it all again this year.  Here’s my Prezi from today.

(tip- if you like Prezi, be sure to sign up for an education account.  Free stuff!)

And the ever necessary link round up:

HRS 4914 – Group Education Process in Healthcare

I’m delighted to be presenting to dietetic and health science students today, and as ever, my presentation is chock full of links.  Here’s all the info for anyone looking for more information from today.

When looking for images, there’s a big difference between websites like www.thinkstockphotos.com and www.morguefile.com

Best practice is to understand copyright, look for media with creative commons licenses, and always give attribution to the author/creator.

If you’re wanting to learn more tips and tricks while a student at OSU, your best bet is the Digital Union. I recommend the location in Prior Hall.

And be sure you’re getting all the software you can while a student, by checking out the Office of the Chief Information Officer IT info for students.



Photo credit: jdurham from morguefile.com