YuJa – Learning Capture

YuJa is a Learning Capture tool used for in-class lecture capture, making screencasts and to provide video storage for teaching and learning.

Use cases for YuJa learning capture at the University of Reading include:


TEL Staff Development Sessions

Throughout the summer and the new academic year, we will be running sessions on using YuJa for Teaching & Learning migrating content from Stream to YuJa.

To view upcoming sessions, please see our UoRLearn Learning Capture sessions list, or for individual guidance, book a TEL 1-2-1 here.


Quick overview (video tour)

This short video will give you a quick overview of YuJa.


Where to start?

Activate your YuJa account via Blackboard and create your first channel for a Blackboard module.


Classroom Capture

As part of the Learning Capture Project, the YuJa Software Capture application has been installed in all centrally bookable rooms at the university, and microphones have been set up to capture audio.

University of Reading Lecture Room

Image showing AV settings in a classroom at UoR


Personal Capture

You can use YuJa Desktop Capture (see guidance on how to install YuJa Software Capture) or YuJa’s Browser Capture Studio (no download required) to create screencasts. Or, if you prefer, you can continue using other applications (e.g. PowerPoint, Camtasia) and then manually upload videos to YuJa.

YuJa Software Capture Screenshot

Image showing YuJa Software Capture – credit YuJa


Transitioning from Stream to YuJa

From 10th July 2022 Microsoft are making changes to the way MS Stream operates – see the DTS Blog: Changes coming to MS Stream. From this date YuJa will be the University’s official storage platform for teaching and learning video content.

Videos currently in MS Stream which you’d like to share with 2022/23 students should be downloaded from MS Stream (if you don’t already have a local copy) and then uploaded to YuJa.
Please note, videos previously shared with your 2020/21 and 2021/22 Blackboard modules should not be deleted from MS Stream – those students are still entitled to access the learning content.


Uploading videos to YuJa

All recordings created using YuJa Software Capture (Desktop Capture) or Browser Capture Studio will be automatically uploaded to YuJa. For guidance on how to manually upload existing videos to YuJa, please visit:


Managing Videos with YuJa

Image showing YuJa interface

Image showing YuJa web interface


Using YuJa for video Assessments


Support and Feedback

You will find answers to some technical queries by searching for YuJa in the Service Desk Knowledge Base.

If you need further assistance please feel free to raise a support ticket via the Self Service Portal.

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