Presenting Content through Bluescape

Present workspace content in Bluescape. Click to play the video.

Become the workspace leader

The best way to present workspace content is through leading a workspace.

Watch videos at the same time

Video syncing is a premium feature that may not be available to all Bluescape users. For detailed instructions and what video file formats Bluescape supports, we recommend reading Syncing a Video.

Present content in full screen

There are a few ways you can present different types of workspace content.

Creating a Presentation Using Multiple Assets

Present mode allows you to create a presentation using multiple assets, like a slide deck presentation. Additionally, moving between assets with a single click allows you to continue the conversation without breaking the flow of your presentation.

Note: Interactions with assets such as drawing and interactive browsers are disabled in Present mode. Assets are static and cannot be interacted with.

To create a presentation:

  1. Ensure that Pan mode image is off.
  2. Click and drag your cursor around all the assets in the workspace that you want to include in the presentation.
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  3. Click image (Present) in the menu or click the asset or group of assets to open the context menu and then click the Present option.
  4. The presentation opens, displaying the first asset in full-screen mode. Use the arrows on your keyboard to move forward or backward among the assets.
  5. When you are ready to exit Presentation mode, click the X button in the top-left corner of the screen or press ESC on your keyboard to return to the workspace.

Note: If you inadvertently exit the presentation and want to resume from where you left off, simply re-entering Present mode. If all presentation assets remain selected, you can resume without issue.

Creating a Presentation Using a Document

Certain assets have a dedicated Present option, including MS Office documents, spreadsheets, and slide decks.

To present these assets:

  1. Add one of the above-mentioned assets to the workspace and click to select.
  2. A toolbar appears below the asset. Click image (Present).
  3. The document opens in presentation mode. Each page of the document becomes an individual slide in the presentation.

When organizing your content for presenting, you can also take advantage of Bluescape’s document viewer and the ability to extract each page of a PDF in your workspace.

Select a canvas to present

Jump topics to learn how you can also present using a canvas.

Share your screen with your team

You can share your screen with all other meeting participants in a Bluescape meeting, including those on the Wall. This is useful when you want to share content from your computer or third-party applications that might not work directly in the workspace.

Note: Users must be meeting participants (i.e., they must have the meeting tray open) to view your screen share.

To share your screen during a meeting:

  1. Start a meeting.
  2. Click the image (Screen Share) icon in the bottom ribbon. A pop-up window opens.
  3. Choose whether you want to share Your Entire Screen, an Application Window, or a tab in your web browser.
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  4. Select the Share system audio checkbox if what you are sharing includes audio (this is optional).
  5. Click Share.

All meeting participants can now see your screen, as displayed below:

Participants can change the view by clicking the meet_view icon in the top left. A drop-down menu opens, and they can change the view to the Minimized, List, or Grid view. The Screen Share option returns them to the above view.

The Minimized option reduces the size of the meeting tray.
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The List option is the default view and displays participants in a vertical list. As the screen sharer, a preview of your screen will display in the list.

The Grid option displays participants in a dynamic grid with up to 25 tiles per participant in a single view. The shared screen represents a single tile. If the meeting has more than 25 participants, you can scroll down to view more participant tiles.

Note: You can move the viewing window in all views.

Taking a Screenshot of a Screenshare

Once you are sharing your screen, any participant can take a screenshot of it. This is useful as a source to refer to after the meeting is finished.

To capture a screenshot, click the screenshot_meet (1) (Screenshot) icon. The image below highlights where in List view this icon is located.

A static image of the screenshot will display in the workspace.

To stop sharing your screen, click the present_icon (Screen Share) icon in the bottom ribbon again, or click the Stop Sharing button.

Now that you know how to present content in several ways, deep dive and learn more about Presentation Templates.