Yuja – Getting Started

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Yuja is a video storage, streaming, and creation platform subscribed to by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).  The software allows users to create or upload audio/video to an online environment, edit media, and stream audio/video content to a Canvas course.  In addition, the software automatically captions any/all content created or uploaded.  The following is designed to help users “get started” with Yuja.

Yuja – Classroom Lecture Capture

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Various classrooms around campus are equipped with Cisco recording equipment.  Typically, this equipment includes a camera ate the front and back of the classroom, a lectern computer terminal, and microphone equipment.  Instructors can request their classes be recorded using this equipment and have those recordings posted to their Yuja account.  Students can then gain access to these recordings through Canvas.  The following are directions to scheduling these recordings and posting them to Canvas.

Yuja – Creating New Video

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Yuja allows users to create audio/video content on their computer and upload it to the Yuja online storage and streaming environment.  In addition, the software automatically captions any/all content created.  The following is designed to help users create new video content with Yuja.

Yuja – Embedding Video into Canvas

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If you, as the instructor, wish to control the order in which students watch Yuja video content, you must embed those videos into Canvas rather than using the Yuja course channel (or course navigation item).  Yuja videos can be embedded into any item in Canvas that uses the text editor (i.e., Content Pages, Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes, and Announcements).

Yuja – Updating Embedded Videos

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Video content in your courses may change from year to year.  If you chose to embed videos from your Yuja account into Canvas, you have two options for updating these videos: (1) deleting the current item and creating a new one with the new video or (2) editing the item and replacing the video.  Deleting and creating new items may seem like the easier option but that will depend on the complexity of your course and module structure.  Rather, this support document focuses on editing the current Canvas item to replace the embedded Yuja content.

Yuja – Uploading Videos

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In addition to creating video content, Yuja allows you to upload and stream any existing videos from the platform.  The system can process several different video file types and compresses each uploaded video to an MP4 for viewing.  The system also auto-captions any uploaded video files and instructors can use the Yuja Embed Tool to add those videos to their Canvas course.