Collaborating in Bluescape (Web)

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This topic may not be relevant to all Bluescape members and may not apply to all Organizations. If you’re unsure whether your Organization has any of these features, please reach out to your IT department.

Viewing active workspace collaborators

Active collaborators are members or visitors who actively have the workspace open. You can view which active collaborators are currently in a workspace.

To view active collaborators from within a workspace:

  1. Open a workspace.
  2. If there are 5 or fewer users in the workspace, each of their avatars will display separately in the top-right of the workspace.
  3. If there are more than 5 users, you will see an indicator of the additional number of users. Select Additional collaboratorsto view the full list of collaborators.

Leading and Following

When a member starts leading, a notification appears to all users that Lead has been selected, and that user will be leading the workspace when the countdown concludes. The color-coded indicator at the top of the page informs followers who is leading the meeting.

Leading a workspace

  1. Open the workspace.
  2. In the upper right corner of your workspace, select Lead.

  3. An indicator appears at the top of your screen, indicating that you are leading and how many people are following you.
    Leading indicator
  4. To stop leading, either select the leading indicator at the top of the workspace or select Stop leading.

Stop following

  1. Hover your cursor over the leader’s indicator at the top of the screen or select the leader’s name from the collaborator’s panel.
  2. Select Stop following.

Interrupting the leader

If you want to take over the lead of the workspace, you can interrupt the workspace leader.

  1. Select your own avatar from the collaborators’ panel.
  2. A dialog box appears, noting that the workspace is still being led and confirming that you want to interrupt the leader. Select Yes.

Following a specific user

You can select a specific user in the workspace instead of waiting for someone to take the lead. This can be helpful if multiple teams are active in the same workspace.

  1. Select the person you wish to follow by selecting that person’s name or using the Search box to find them.


  2. The indicator at the top of the page confirms that you are following your intended participant.


Those following a leader can now navigate away from the leader to view a different part of the workspace without following (“Drifting”). If you choose to navigate away from the leader, a prompt appears at the top that allows you to immediately resume following when you’re ready.
Drifting demo

Shared cursors

You can view the cursor of each collaborator as they navigate a workspace. This significantly improves brainstorming sessions, workshops, and content revision workflows.

The cursors of all collaborators are displayed in the workspace, except in the following situations:

  • Inactivity: If a member is idle for over 5 seconds, their cursor will no longer display to others. As soon as they move their cursor again, it will reappear.
  • Leader/Follower mode: When a collaborator begins to lead a workspace, only their cursor displays. This ensures the focus is on the leader’s movements in the workspace.
  • Presentation mode: All cursors are hidden while a collaborator presents. This helps to avoid distraction from the presentation material.

Turning off Shared cursors

Shared cursors are enabled by default, but individual members can disable it from their workspace view.

  1. Select :more_options: to the right of the workspace name.
  2. Select View settings.
  3. Toggle off Show collaborator cursors.

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