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Making videos available with YuJa

For the purpose of this guide we assume that your videos have either already been manually uploaded to YuJa in “My Media” area or automatically uploaded using “YuJa Lecture Capture“.


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Publish video to your module’s Channel

Step 1: Edit the video title

The title of your video will be shown wherever someone interacts with the video. We recommend establishing a clear naming convention so that your students can identify videos more easily.

To edit the title of a video, locate the video in your My Media area, hover over it with your mouse to bring up the menu and click ‘More…’ to open the Media Details panel.

Mouse hovering over YuJa video to show menu

You can edit the Title and Description of the video from this panel. Videos created using Classroom Capture are automatically titled “My Event on [Date]”.

Media Details panel with Title and Description options highlighted

Step 2: Publish to your module’s Channel

Channels are collected playlists of videos that are available to all users on a module from within YuJa. Any videos you want to make available to your students can be added to your module’s Channel. Students and academics can open the module’s YuJa channel by clicking the “YuJa” link which is available in the left-hand “Navigation” pane in your Original view courses or by clicking on “Videos (YuJa)” link in Ultra view courses.

To publish a video to a module's Channel, locate the video in your My Media area, hover over it with your mouse to bring up the menu and click 'Publish' to open the Publish Video panel.

YuJa video with mouse hovered to bring up menu and Publish option highlighted

Use the Search Media Channels function or scroll through the available options to find a module Channel to publish to and click to add it to 'Selected Channels'. You can publish to multiple module Channels at the same time from this panel.

Publishing panel with Search area and Selected Channels areas highlighted

Click 'Select' to publish your video to the selected Channels.


Embedding a YuJa video in a Blackboard course

Embedding screencasts in your Blackboard course

Screencasts can be embedded into Blackboard courses using the YuJa Media Chooser. However, please note embedded screencasts will be automatically available to your next year’s cohorts after the course rollover.

Embedding interactive lecture capture videos in your Blackboard course

It is recommended that you publish recordings of Interactive Sessions to your module’s Channel, rather than embedding them in your Blackboard module, to prevent them being shared with the new cohort on your module during Course Rollover. If you choose to embed recordings of Interactive Sessions into your Blackboard module, you will need to delete these videos from the new instance of your module after Course Rollover, to prevent them being shared with the new module cohort.


Sharing YuJa videos with colleagues and External Examiners

You can share a video with someone in the organisation from within YuJa by opening the Share panel.

Share menu link from a video in Media Libray

This will show which YuJa users the video has been shared with already and allows you to give 3 levels of access:

  • Read Only: Allow the user to access and view the media.
  • Edit Access: Allow the user to access, make changes to the media, as well as publish to further modules.
  • Full Access: Allow the user to access, make changes, delete media, as well as publish to further modules.

Share Access showing full read only or edit permissions

The recipient will receive an email containing a link to the video and will be able to access it via the Shared with Me area of their My Media panel in YuJa

Shared with Me folder

Getting video link to share via email

You can also share videos with anyone in the organisation by sending them a direct link. They will be asked to authenticate with their university credentials (ab123456@reading.ac.uk) before they can view your video.

You can access a video's direct link by opening the Media Details panel and accessing the Links tab

Mouse hovering over YuJa video to show menu

Media Details panel Links tab


FAQs about sharing YuJa videos

Once you’ve created your learning capture videos using YuJa, you can make them available to your students and other users. There are various ways in which you can do this, depending on the type of recordings and how you’re using them within the context of your module:

Scenario  Solution 
  1. Sharing a screencast
  2. Sharing a lecture capture
Publish to Channel or Subchannel.
  1. Sharing a collection of videos that cover a specific topic 
  2.  Sharing a number of videos without students having to search through them all 
  3.  Sharing videos for students to watch in a specific order 
We recommend that you use Publish to a Blackboard module channel or create subchannels to share these organised videos with students. You can add to the videos as the course progresses, and you will still be able to organise and move content within your own media area without breaking any share permissions.

Playlists can be used for non-lecture recorded videos if you have a suite of videos or a longer public lecture you are breaking into bite-sized chunks

How can I see Subchannels’ full names?  We have asked YuJa if we can have longer display names for the Subchannels.
Embedding a video in a learning area of a course  Use Media Chooser and choose a video, as long as no students are in the video.
Deleting a Subchannel you no longer need  Subchannels can currently only be deleted by a YuJa administrator. This is to avoid the accidental loss of media in Channels. Please raise a ticket with DTS to request deletion of a Subchannel.
I want my technician or teaching assistant to edit my videos. You can share the video with them and give full editing rights. You can then publish the new video. See editing videos. 
Sharing the same video recording/set of videos with several courses (modules) You can share to multiple Channels at the same time.

Guide last updated on January 31, 2024

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