Using the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform

Article Last Updated January 2022

This article outlines the main functions available for instructors using the YuJa enterprise video platform. Instructors will need to add the tool to their courses before they can utilize these features.

Update December 22, 2021. We have now linked the U of A single-sign on service to YuJa. 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 manage student access to a course channel on the platform.

Managing Course Media

Courses automatically have 'Channels' 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:

Uploading Videos

Publishing Videos

Managing Media 

Using Channels

Managing Channels

Recording Media

Recording videos utilizes the custom YuJa Software Capture application. The tool is available for download for both PC and Mac from the links below: 

- PC - InstallingUsage

- Mac - InstallingUsage

There is also a link to download the software within the YuJa web application once you click Create Recording from the top of the interface:

Setting Video Permissions (Public vs. Private)

Update December 22, 2021. With the addition of SSO to YuJa we have changed the the default video permissions from private to public with Portal (CCID) authentication.

Instructors concerned about video privacy should take care to check the link security settings as shown below when uploading videos. Any videos that should be shared for a wider, public audience (ie. beyond the U of A) must have their link permissions changed from or 'Public with SSO authentication' to fully 'Public' or 'Public with a date restriction'; any videos that are sensitive and should not be shared with anyone or only with the students of a class should be set to 'Private'.  'Private' videos that are published to a course channel can still be viewed by the students enrolled in a course.

 

To manually switch video permission settings: 

1. Locate the video in your course channel or My media areas - by default these will displayed as tiles when accessing through eClass - and mouse over the tile to show the advanced options:

2. Select More, then in the 'Media Details' overlay, select the 'Links' item in the left nav bar, then select 'Security Settings':

3. In the overlay, toggle the video Public, then set any additional restrictions required. An invisible date is recommended for a course-based video that is made public to be embedded:

 

 Setting Up Automatic Import of Zoom Meeting Recordings

The YuJa platform can be configured to automatically move all of a user's Zoom cloud recordings into their personal media library. Once the videos are transferred to YuJa, they can be re-used and edited as required and will automatically be removed from the user's Zoom cloud recording space. This can be especially helpful to instructors who have been manually downloading class recordings in advance of the bi-annual scheduled Zoom recording archive.

To automatically move recordings from Zoom to YuJa:

1. Go into YuJa and click My Account under the profile icon near the top right:

2. Next open the left nav toolbar and select Integrations:

3. In the 'Zoom integration' area, enter your email address and then click Send Verification Code. Note your email address must be in the standard form using only your CCID, ie. [your CCID]@ualberta.ca, as all Zoom accounts are created with UAlberta email addresses in that form.

4. You should receive an email from the YuJa platform containing your verification code like the one below. If you do not see an email from YuJa check your spam folder and/or re-send the verification code email.

5. Copy your verification code, return to YuJa and paste the code in the Verification Code field, check the Enable Automatic Import box, and click Verify and Save:  

6. Now any cloud recordings that you make in Zoom will be automatically transferred in YuJa and appear in your 'My Media' channel. These videos will then be automatically deleted from Zoom. Please note these videos would still need to be published into a course channel or embedded in an eClass course for students to see them:

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