Backgrounds and Presentations

Webex and Zoom Backgrounds

Here are several options that can be used as Webex and Zoom backgrounds. Click on the thumbnails below to open in the browser window, then right-click on that image to download.

UMBC The Commons FlagsUMBC Admin View

UMBC entranceUMBC Library pond

UMBC Concert Halldigital background UMBC shield and flag

digital background UMBC step and repeat golddigital background UMBC step and repeat black

digital background UMBC retriever brickwalldigital background UMBC shield brickwall

Digital Background UMBC welcome new studentsdigital background welcome retrievers

digital background welcome home retriever nation

Click on the thumbnails above to open the high-quality version in the browser window, then right-click on that image to download.

PowerPoint

A UMBC PowerPoint template is available in standard/4:3 and widescreen/16:9 format (displayed below) for faculty, staff, and students who make presentations to external audiences. The template includes the primary UMBC logo and graphics.

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Google Slides

A UMBC Google Slide template (widescreen/16:9 format) is available for UMBC faculty, staff, and students who make presentations to external audiences (you need to use your UMBC email address to access). The template includes the primary UMBC logo and graphics.

Go to Google Slides and select “template gallery” from the upper right-hand side. Once there you’ll see an option for the UMBC template. An alternative way to access the same template is to go to “File > New > From template…”

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UMBC Beamer Template

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Click the image above to download the UMBC Beamer template zip file.

Documentation:

1. The frame title image header is placed using the following code:

\addtobeamertemplate{frametitle}{\nointerlineskip%
\vbox to \z@{\hbox to \z@{\hskip-\beamer@leftmargin%
\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth,height=1.15cm]{frametitle-logo}\hss}\vss}}

If you do not want the UMBC logo in the frametitle then simply use frametitle.jpg image

2. If you want a Wider slide then use following command inside the slide and put your content inside this tag:
\Wider[width]{

Content

}

3. The following code provides the color for block environment:

\setbeamercolor{block title}{use=structure,fg=black,bg=umbcgold}
\setbeamercolor{block body}{use=structure,fg=black,bg=umbcgoldshadow}

4. The file needs to be compiled with LuaLatex or XeLatex for the fontspec package. If you want to compile with PdfLatex then simply
comment out the following two lines:

\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont{Candara}