Bluescape Glossary

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


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.


Bluescape: A 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.


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 users to segment assets into groups to better present, locate, and share content.

Collaborator: Any Bluescape user.

Configuration Center: An area of Bluescape where administrative users can manage various Organization settings all in one place. This allows you to customize your Organization and manage users, 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: User-created roles that combine different permissions of built-in roles, enabling greater flexibility, security, and access control.


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


Follow: A workspace feature designed for presentations that allow users to see and follow another user’s view of the workspace.


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.

Guest: A user who is invited to collaborate in a workspace but does not belong to the Organization.

As a guest, they face the following restrictions, regardless of the role they are assigned:

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


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.


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

Instance Admins: An administrative user role that has control over what users can do at the application level. They manage Organizations, Walls, SSO providers, Help Items, and Broadcast Messages.

Invited Guest: A user who has received an email invitation to collaborate in Bluescape as a guest and has not yet registered in the Organization.


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


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


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.


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 users and workspaces properly organized.

Organization Admin: An administrative user role that has control over all users and Organization settings. Typically, this role is filled by a high-level user in the IT department or by the individual who is responsible for managing the system internally.


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 users 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.


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

Star: Allows you to mark a workspace as favorite.


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.


User: A member of an Organization who is not an administrator or a guest.


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.


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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