Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)

MS Teams - Tutorials


First Steps

Funktionen und Möglichkeiten von MS Teams werden im Internet umfangreich beschrieben. Hier möchten wir auf einige nützliche Anleitungsvideos hinweisen.


Use KIT background images in MS Teams

Guide to using background images in online meetings with MS Teams.
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Provided background images of the KIT

At KIT, SEK provides a few wallpapers at . To be able to select them in any of your MS Teams meetings, download these images and save them to the appropriate storage directory on your computer or simply select them via the desktop app.

Show background image in a MS Teams meeting

  • Start a meeting
  • Select the 3 points [...] in the menu
  • Via "Apply background effects" you can
  • with "+ Add new" add a downloaded image file to your MS Teams client.
  • The image appears in the selection list and can be selected
  • With "Apply and activate video" or with "Apply" the image will be displayed as background in the current meeting


Folder for background images

  • Windows
    • %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads
    • Default: %appdata%:= „c:\users\<user>\AppData\Roaming“
  • MacOS
    • /users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads
  • Linux
    • ??? tbd


If you use images and photos from the Internet or private area, please observe the copyright, copyrights and data protection. The following image properties are recommended:

  • Resolution 1920x1080 pixel
  • Color depth: 24 or 32 Bit
  • Format: PNG