Zoom – New functionality – Live Captioning and Blurred Background

Live Captioning
Live captioning automatically generates closed captions for all Zoom meetings/classes in real-time, allowing participants to read along.  In addition to increasing accessibility for the hearing impaired, this feature allows users in loud environments or without headphones to easily understand what is going on. It also helps students during live classes in situations where they did not fully hear what was being said. Please note that only the meeting host can turn this feature on.

Click here to learn how to activate Live Captioning.

Blurred Background
The blurred background feature allows users to automatically blur their background.Now you don’t need to use the “fake” virtual backgrounds or sit in a neat place. Furthermore, blurred background is available to almost all types of computers, including those that do not meet the minimum requirements for the standard virtual backgrounds. Note that this feature is only available with the latest release of Zoom, so please make sure to upgrade asap (learn here how to do that).

Click here to learn for a short video explaining how to blur your background.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk by phone (619-260-7900), email (help@sandiego.edu), or online (sandiego.edu/help).

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