Yuja Video Platform Overview
Last modified on 01 September 2023 05:36 PM
This article provides a general overview for instructors using the Yuja enterprise video platform. The platform provides instructors and students with a place to upload videos, share them with course channels, tools for recording and editing, and a pathway to import recordings directly from Zoom. Yuja also provides users fine control over playback and download access as a means of sharing videos securely.
Instructors may choose to host videos in Yuja while embedding or sharing them elsewhere on eClass, or they can create a course channel for students to browse all of the available course videos from one place.
Instructors will need to add the tool to their courses to begin using these features. For a comprehensive overview of using YuJa, instructors can also watch this recorded training session YuJa delivered for the U of A.
Users outside of eClass can now access the system directly at https://ualberta.yuja.com. When using the tool in conjunction with credit courses, the recommended process is to create a YuJa linkage as this will automatically create a course channel on the platform and manage student access.
Instructors looking to start quickly can view Uploading a Video to Yuja and Sharing it with Students - a short tutorial describing to upload a video file and publish it to their course channel.
Please see the following articles for more information about using Yuja within eClass :
The YuJa platform can be configured to automatically move all of a user's Zoom cloud recordings into their personal media library and then remove them automatically to preserve cloud storage space. Please see Moving Zoom Recordings into YuJa.
YuJa has a very thorough support portal that can help answer additional questions. We have collected several useful articles in the sectionsbelow.
Course 'Channels' are automatically created through the eClass integration. Videos that are uploaded directly into channels or published from an instructor's My media area into a channel remain private and can be embedded in the eClass course for students to view. Videos can equally be organized in the course channel with students being given access to the full portal. The following videos outline the various features of media channels:
We have also collected for a list of known issues and workarounds specific to Yuja at the U of A.