Similar to accessing a workspace on a browser, the Bluescape Wall offers an array of tools to interact with your content in workspace. It’s important to understand when you should use a Wall versus the Web client.
While the Web client is designed for content creation, the Wall is ideal for content review and collaboration.
The Web client is best suited for:
- Uploading content
- Organizing content
- Leading other people through a presentation
The Wall is used when you’re actively collaborating with others to review or present content, whether participants are onsite or remote. You should use the Wall when:
- Showcasing presentations
- Holding group meetings
- Requiring a large physical space to visualize content
You can use Bluescape on a variety of devices, including Walls. A Wall is any large touchscreen monitor (55" and above) or series of monitors specifically configured to use Bluescape via a connected computer. Walls are great tools for presentations or collaboration in group meetings, or for leveraging a larger physical space to work with content.
When using a Wall, you have two options for the types of workspaces you can interact with: you can create a temporary workspace or send an existing workspace to a Wall from the Web client or from a mobile device.
Note: When you send an existing workspace to a Wall, you are not screen sharing. Instead, the Wall becomes a participant in the workspace that can add, remove, and fully interact in the space as if it was another member.
Touch gestures in Bluescape react the same as any other touchscreen device you likely use, whether that’s your mobile device or tablet.
There are two main gestures to navigate within the workspace on a Wall. Both are familiar and based on current and popular touch devices.
Pinching the screen allows you to zoom in or zoom out (sometimes referred to as Scroll In/Out) of your view of the workspace. To zoom in, place your index finger and thumb on the screen and then bring them toward each other. To zoom out, reverse the motion and spread your index finger and thumb apart.
Note: The minimum and maximum size of any given object is based on its native resolution.
To move your view of the workspace, place one finger on the background grid of the workspace and drag in whatever direction you want to go. To stop, lift your fingers from the screen.
There are five touch gestures for interacting with your content on the Wall. Each gesture allows you to interact with the assets in the workspace in different ways.
A tap activates a button or asset. Only certain assets are actionable via tap. For example, tapping any of the side panel menu options opens them. In addition, tapping the play button on a YouTube video starts the video, or tapping on a link in the browser navigates to the new page.
To tap, press your finger on an asset or button for less than a second and then lift it up. This gesture is the equivalent of a single click with your mouse when using a computer.
A long touch on an asset highlights it and opens its context menu. For example, long touching a notecard opens the text editing options, or long touching a browser opens its context menu and makes the browser “live” and navigable.
To long touch, press your finger on an asset and hold for two seconds or more. This gesture is equivalent to the right-click button on your mouse when using a computer.
Tapping and dragging allows you to move or resize assets in the workspace.
To move an asset or group of assets in the workspace:
Press one finger on the center of the asset or asset group, then release it. The asset is then highlighted.
Use two fingers to move the asset around the workspace.
This gesture is the equivalent of clicking and dragging with your mouse when using a computer.
- When you tap and drag the corner of an asset, you can resize it.
- To shrink an asset, tap one finger to any corner of an asset, then drag your finger inward.
- To enlarge an asset, tap one finger to any corner of an asset, then drag your finger outward.
This gesture is the equivalent of the Group Select feature on the web. To group select multiple assets, frame the assets with two fingers on the upper left-hand and lower right-hand corners. The group is framed in a shimmering blue box. This is the selection area. You can adjust any one of your four fingers to change the selection area—the boundaries follow wherever your fingers move.
Where to Next?
- Getting Started
- Hosting a Meeting from Bluescape
- The Wall Toolbar
- Accesing Bluescape Home from the Wall
- Bluescape Image Handling on a Bluescape Wall Client
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