Bluescape Glossary

Here are some helpful definitions, many of which are links to informative posts that deepen your understanding or provide instruction.

A

Admin

An administrative member role, also known as the Team Admin. The Team Owner can promote any member to Admin, enabling them the same purchase and Organization management permissions as the Team Owner.

Note: This member role is only applicable for Team and Business packages.

Archive

Archiving a workspace removes it from the portal and allows Bluescape Support to recover it if you need to access it later.

Array

A systematic arrangement of assets, usually in rows and columns.

B

Bluescape

Cloud-based visual collaboration software that brings together all your content in a centralized location where teams can better meet, share, and develop ideas. The Bluescape virtual workspace lets people across the room, or globe, interact in real-time.

Bluescape Mobile

Bluescape’s mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices.

Built-in Role

Default roles provided to all Organizations.

C

Canvas

A way to contain multiple assets you can interact with on an individual and collective level. Canvases are a frame in the workspace that allows Bluescape members to segment assets into groups to better present, locate, and share content.

Collaborator

Any Bluescape member.

Configuration Center

An area of Bluescape where administrative members can manage various Organization settings all in one place. This allows you to customize your Organization and manage members, access levels, and features faster and more efficiently.

Controller

A computer that is connected to a Wall and configured to run Bluescape. It contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute the Bluescape service on multi-touch displays.

Custom Role

Member-created roles that combine different permissions of built-in roles, enabling greater flexibility, security, and access control.

D

Default Role

A role that is automatically assigned to any member who joins an Organization or workspace. This allows greater control over privacy settings and member access privileges within Organizations and workspaces.

F

Follow

A workspace feature designed for presentations that allow members to see and follow another member’s view of the workspace.

G

Group Select

A workspace feature that allows you to select multiple assets. This is useful when you want to make changes to multiple assets at the same time, such as moving or duplicating them.

H

Home Workspace (Wall)

You can set a home workspace that automatically displays when you turn on a Bluescape Wall. This is a great way to showcase your own content rather than the default Bluescape lobby screen.

I

Instance

A concrete occurrence of the Bluescape application. There can be multiple Organizations within an Instance, but only one Instance.

Instance Admins

An administrative member role that has control over what members can do at the application level. They manage Organizations, Walls, SSO providers, Help Items, and Broadcast Messages.

L

Lead

When you choose to lead a group during a meeting in a workspace, followers see all your movements and content presented.

License

A purchased subscription for one person to use Bluescape.

M

Meet

Bluescape’s native teleconferencing tool that uses your webcam and computer microphone to communicate virtually with collaborators.

Member

A licensed member of an Organization who is not an administrator or a visitor.

N

Notecards

Workspace assets that function like digital post-it notes. You can customize their text and color to take notes during meetings and provide feedback on project materials.

O

Organization

A unique instance of Bluescape in which workspaces can be created and shared with all other Organization members. Typically, an Organization is a specific business unit, such as the Marketing Group, rather than an entire company. This helps with keeping members and workspaces properly organized.

Organization Admin

It is an administrative member role that controls all members and Organization settings. Typically, this role is filled by a high-level member in the IT department or by the individual responsible for managing the system internally.

Note: This member role is called Team Owner for Team and Business packages.

P

Portal

The first page you see once you log in to Bluescape. The My Bluescape page displays a list of workspaces you can access as well as administrative details regarding your Organization in Bluescape. area to manage members and workspaces.

Private

A workspace setting indicating that the workspace is only accessible to the workspace owner and collaborators they explicitly invite.

Public

A workspace setting indicating that anyone in your Organization with a Bluescape account can access the workspace.

S

Single Sign-On

This allows you to sign into Bluescape and other applications from a centralized identity provider (IDP), simplifying both member experience and management. Bluescape supports SSO via IDPs using the SAML 2.0 standard.

Star

Allows you to mark a workspace as your favorite.

T

Templates

Structured workspace content that can be used and re-used dynamically to illustrate common workflows.

Temporary Workspace (Wall)

A new, unsaved workspace to use during your Wall session. This is useful when you want to quickly open a blank workspace during group presentations.

V

Video Sync

As a leader in a workspace, you can play a video, and all followers will view the video at the same rate as you. This leads to more efficient sharing during meetings and presentations.

Visitor (formerly “Visitor”)

A member who has received an email invitation to collaborate in Bluescape as a visitor and has not yet registered in the Organization.

As a visitor, they are subject to the following restrictions, regardless of the role they are assigned:

  • They can only view the workspaces to which they have been invited. Public workspaces they have not been invited to do not appear in their workspaces list.
  • They cannot create new workspaces.
  • They cannot invite other visitors and collaborators to view a workspace.
  • They can see the names of the other members in their workspace
  • They cannot see the names of members in the Organization who are not part of that workspace.

Note: This member role is called Visitor for Team and Business packages.

W

Wall

Any large touchscreen monitor (55" and above) or series of monitors that have been specifically configured to use Bluescape via a connected computer (controller).

Whiteboard (Wall)

The Bluescape whiteboard allows you to quickly replicate a traditional whiteboard on a Wall. The whiteboard is a fixed, simplified workspace you can open with a single tap. You can draw on the whiteboard, add text, notecards, and more. This is useful when you want to utilize the power of Bluescape with the simplicity of a physical whiteboard in group presentations.

Workflow

A series of steps taken in a workspace that accomplishes a goal.

Workspace

A virtual collaboration space used for teams and individuals. They are essentially a virtual room where you can collaborate with your colleagues on everything for a given project. Imagine each workspace as a separate container designated for different projects or audiences. It is the central repository for all your files and notes, a go-to space for teleconferencing, or both.

Workspace Asset

Any digital content such as a GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIFF, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file, websites, notecards, text, shapes, arrows, lines, or strokes added to a workspace.

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