What do you like best?
Bluescape is a great way to share real-time lectures with students in and outside of class. Having this shared work space allows for students who are less likely to interact to still participate. It has also been a great collaboration tool and a great way to track progress throughout the course. Bluescape allows for creativity and flexibility in the classroom. Students have a lot of fun interacting with the wall and being able to participate from their desks or even from home. Uploading from several platforms is also very helpful and the autosave is great. One of my favorite features is the meet option, this allows for even stringer collaboration with members not present in the same location. I hope to use this more this semester to provide more feedback on this function.
What do you dislike?
Some of the tools are a little difficult for non tech savvy people. The canvas is a little difficult to use since once it is placed if cannot be moved. I preferred the location marker feature, and or give the possibility of moving the canvas. Zooming was also an issue in the classroom, it is difficult especially on devices such as laptops and tablets to zoom. There is a lag on these devices so it would be nice to have a zoom function that you can select a polygon of where you want to move. Notecards are a little small, but extremely useful for creating activities.
Recommendations to others considering the product
It is great for collaboration, group activities, and classroom management. Wonderful software for large and small groups. Very visual and fun to use.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Collaboration across disciplines has been a challenge that this tool has given some solutions too. Visuals are always great to explain detailed topics. Being able to have bluescape as a live brainstorming canvas is fantastic.