YuJa for assessment – Blackboard Blog

How to submit a video to a Blackboard Blog

You can upload a video to the YuJa media platform, and then submit this to a Blackboard Blog.

The steps in the process are

  • Create the video using appropriate software.
  • Upload the video to your YuJa Media Library.
  • Access the Blackboard blog.
    Click on Create Blog Entry, then use the ‘YuJa Media Chooser’ from the editor to locate and select your video in YuJa.
  • Post the blog.
  • The video remains in your YuJa Media Library, but can now be accessed by markers via the Blackboard course.

Create your video

To record a video you can

  • record in PowerPoint on your laptop
  • record on your phone
  • go to Yuja and record directly in the browser

See these guides

Upload the video to YuJa

  • Log on to YuJa.
  • Go to your Media Library
  • Click on Upload
    Screenshot showing the YuJa Media Library, with 'Upload' highlighted
  • On the Upload screen click on Add Schema Tags
    Screenshot of the YuJa upload screen, with 'Add Schema Tags' highlighted
  • Select ‘Assessment’ from the drop-down list, and press Save.
    Select Assessment Metadata tag
  • Browse to select your file, or drag and drop your video file onto the Upload window.
  • The video will upload immediately, but will take some while to finish processing.
    You do not have to wait for the video to finish processing before posting it to Blackboard blog.

Submit to Blackboard Blog

  • Go to your course in Blackboard.
    Go to the Assessment area of the course and click on the blog name to start the submission process.
    Screenshot showing a Blackboard assignment
  • In the top left-hand click on Create Blog Entry.
  • This opens up an editing window.
    Make sure you can see the + (Add Content) icon on the editing toolbar – if necessary click on the 3 dots to expand the toolbar.
    Create a Blog Entry page with the editor open and the Add icon circled.
  • Click the Add Content icon
  • Choose Insert Video (YuJa) from the list.
    Screenshot showing the Insert Video YuJa option on the Add Content menu
  • Your YuJa Media Library is displayed. Search or scroll to find the video you want to submit.Select video from Media Chooser
  • Click to highlight and select the video.
    Press Insert Content.Insert selected content from YuJa Media ChooserIn the examples shown here, the video is one that has only just been uploaded to YuJa, and is still processing.
  • YuJa chooser inside the Blackboard editor for a Journal Entry. There are two scroll bars one to see the videos and one to see the page so that you can scroll down to the Insert Content button - this button is circled on the image.
  • You may need to use the outermost scroll bars to navigate to the bottom of the page to locate the Insert Content button.
  • This embeds the video into your Blackboard Blog entre. If necessary write any additional text.
    When done, press Save Entry as Draft or Post Entry to complete your submission.
  • A message will appear on screen saying that you have successfully posted.
  • Markers on the Blackboard course will now be able to view your video when they access the Blackboard Blog.


  • You don’t have to wait until your video has finished processing to submit it to Blackboard.
  • But if you need to make any edits to the video in YuJa, you do need to wait until the video has finished processing.
  • Once you have submitted the video to a Blackboard the file will be locked in YuJa, so you can’t make any edits to the video.
    So if you need to make any edits to the video you must do this in Yuja before submitting to Blackboard.
    Screenshot showing the YuJa "video is locked" message
  • If you need to submit a Word document or some other kind of file to the blog, as well as your YuJa video, you can scroll down to the Blog Entry Files, then Browse Local Files to upload the Word document.
    Blog Entry Files -Attach files with the options Browse Local Files and Browse Content Collection
  • If you save your Blog entry as a draft, and you want to make changes to the file you submitted, you will need to
    • upload a new version of the video to YuJa
    • make any required edits in YuJa
    • then return to the blog remove the first video and Add the replacement.
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