YuJa (All Users) - YuJa Workflow

This article walks you through the workflow of YuJa

Follow this YuJa workflow for steps to successfully record, upload, and link your YuJa videos.

Click the plus sign below to expand the menus for directions.

Log into YuJa

  •   Log Into YuJa
      1. From any Browser window (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge), go to https://siue.yuja.com/.

        OR

        From Blackboard, click on the YuJa link in the MyBlackboard tab.

        YuJa link in Blackboard

        Note, when YuJa opens, these videos are University public-facing videos. You must sign in to access your Media Library.

        Yuja landing page

      2. In the upper right corner of the YuJa landing page, confirm that the "Login Using" drop-down states Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Single-Sign-On. If it does not, click the drop-down menu and select that option.

        Click the Login button.

         YuJa Login

      3. Your Media Library page will open.

        Media Library

Record/Upload Video

  •   Record Video with YuJa
      1. Log into YuJa at https://siue.yuja.com/.

      2. Click on Create Recording at the top of the page.

        Record Media button

      3. Confirm the drop down menu is "Record from your Windows PC or Mac." Click on the Start button.

        Start button

      4. If the system prompts you to "Open YuJa Software Capture", check the box "Always allow...." This will eliminate this box and automatically open the YuJa Software Capture tool in the future.

        Then click Open YuJa Software Capture button.

        Open YuJa Software Capture buton

      Software Capture Settings

      1. The YuJa Software Capture window opens.

        YuJa capture window
      2. Once the window opens, check the Online green box at the bottom. If the other green box states "Up-to-date" continue. If there is an update, click the Update Available link.

        update available

        Follow these instructions for more details: Updating to the Latest Version of the YuJa Software Capture for PC Application.

      Menu

      Click on any of the drop-down arrows to expand the menu for the item.
      Menu


      1. Video: inputs such as web cams, document cams, etc.
      2. Audio: inputs microphone
      3. Screen: software on your computer, such as PowerPoint
      4. Live stream: we currently do not subscribe to this option
      5. Profile: you can change your settings and save as a Profile.
      More information about these inputs below.

      Main Window

      Main window

      6. Add a custom video title such as "BIOL 111 Welcome"
      7. Share to a media channel
      8. Select a folder in your Media Library to indicate where the video will be saved
      9. Settings
      10. The Help Center at YuJa.com
      11. Video (web cam) output
      12. Computer Screen output

      NOTE: If you are using a Smart Classroom and wish to have other inputs displayed, such as a document camera, or wish to know how YuJa works with your podium, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 650-5500.

      Menu Options

      Video

      Click on the drop-down arrow next to Video. The first video source will default to your integrated webcam within your device. That may be changed to an external webcam or other video camera within your system. The Video Source 2 must be toggled on to work. This could be an additional front facing webcam to capture the classroom or another video source within your system. If you need assistance setting this up, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 650-5500. 


      Video Options

      Audio

      The Mic Source will be the primary audio input such as a headset, microphone, or internal computer audio (use if playing an online video). The secondary source must be toggled on to use. This could be a second microphone (to capture class questions or internal computer audio). If you need assistance setting this up, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 650-5500. 

      Audio

      Screen

      The Screen source is your primary computer screen display. If you have more than one monitor, click on Advance Settings and select Duo Displays. If you need assistance setting this up, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 650-5500. 

      Screen capture

      Profile

      If these are settings that you plan to use often, set a new profile, name it, and click the "Save" icon. Next time you record, click the Profile drop down list and select this profile.

      Profile

      Record

      1. Once you have your video, audio, and screen settings saved, click the Start button. Remember, you will be able edit the video when you have finished, so don't worry about extra video at the beginning or end.

        Record button

        YuJa will provide you with a 3 second countdown. Don't worry if you don't start right away. You can later trim off any extra video at the beginning or end.

      2. A small toolbar will appear on your screen. Click the "pause" button if you wish to pause the recording. When you click the pause button again, you will continue with the recording.

        Click the "Stop" icon when you are finished recording.

        record, pause button

      3. Click the "Save" button to begin the upload of your video to YuJa.

        Save or delete

      4. A status bar will appear on your screen. When the status reads 100%, return to YuJa for post-production editing/captioning/linking.

         complete status

  •   Upload Media to YuJa
    • The following knowledge base article will use the term media rather than video. Although you have the ability to upload documents in YuJa, we strongly recommend that you continue to use OneDrive for large PowerPoints, Word documents, and PDF files. YuJa's storage space is limited and more suited for storing videos and audio files.

      Upload Media

      1. If you haven't already, we strongly suggest that you create folders to keep your media organized. See the Knowledge Base Article "Create a Folder" for more information. 

      2. Navigate to the folder in which you will upload your media. Double click on that folder. 

      3. Drag and drop your media directly into the window or click the Upload button. 

        Drag and drop media

      4. If you are uploading video, make sure the "Video" icon is selected. If you are uploading audio, make sure the "Audio" icon is selected. Again, do not upload documents to YuJa. OneDrive is a better storage solution for documents. 

        Upload media

      5. Please wait until the status window at the bottom of the page states Finished Uploading. This upload process may take some time depending upon the size of your media. Once the upload is finished, you will see a thumbnail of the media processing. Do not do anything to that media until it is finished processing. You may upload more media or do other actions while that video is processing.

        Processing media

      6. Once the media is processed, you will see a thumbnail image (YuJa logo in image below), the length of media ("3:35" in image below), and length of time since upload ("a minute ago" in the image below).

        Video thumbnail 

        Once the media is uploaded, you may continue editing, linking, sharing, etc. 

Edit Video

  •  Edit Captions
    • Benefits of Captioning

      Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: "The ADA requires public entities to take the steps necessary to communicate effectively with people who have disabilities, and uses the term “auxiliary aids and services” to refer to readers, notetakers, sign language interpreters, assistive listening systems and devices, open and closed captioning, text telephones (TTYs), videophones, information provided in large print, Braille, audible, or electronic formats, and other tools for people who have communication disabilities." 1

       However, there are benefits to closed captioning to all users:
      • Users are able to view the spelling of discipline specific terminology.
      • Increased comprehension and improves performance.
      • ESL students benefit when reading comprehension is better than auditory comprehension.
      • Users in a quiet environment when they can not listen to the audio without headphones. (e.g. Library).
      • Users viewing the video in a loud environment (such as the cafeteria) can benefit when they cannot use headphones.

      Generating Captions

      YuJa will automatically caption your audio and video files upon upload/record process. It is strongly recommended that you review your captions for accuracy. While YuJa has a 90% accuracy rate, in may not capture technical terms, words due to poor audio quality, words that sound similar, accents, and slurred speech. The "Find and Replace" and the "Caption Confidence Score" will help you in editing. Jump to:

      Editing Captions

      Manually Editing Captions

      1. Navigate to the video. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click Edit.

        Edit video

      2. Once the Video Editor launches, if the Advanced Mode is off, click the Advanced Mode toggle to switch it on.

        toggle button on

      3. Click on the CC icon in the bar above the Advanced Mode button.

        Advance mode toggle on

      4. Read through the captions in the Caption window. Use the forward and back arrows to display the captions.

        caption window

      5. Type directly into the caption box to correct a word...

        type in caption box

        ...or type into the closed caption in the black box under the video to correct the word.

        type in the box

      6. Continue editing the captions. When you are finished, click the Save button at the top of the page.

        Click Save button

      7. You may change the title of the video here. Note that "_edited" will appear after the tile. You may keep that or delete that.
      Confirm that "Update Index and Transcript with Caption Edits" is toggled to Yes.
      • Click on "Replace Existing Video" if you are satisfied with the edit.
      • Click on "Save as New Video" if you wish to keep the original copy intact. This option is recommended if you are new to editing and may wish to keep a copy of the original for safe keeping.
      • Click "Exit without Saving" if you wish to discard the edits.
      save file

      Find and Replace Words

      If the caption editor repeatedly misspells the same word, you can use the Find and Replace option to quickly correct the word.

      1. Navigate to the video. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click Edit.

        Edit video

      2. Once the Video Editor launches, if the Advanced Mode is off, click the Advanced Mode toggle to switch it on.

        toggle button on

      3. Click on the CC icon in the bar above the Advanced Mode button.

        Advance mode toggle on

      4. In the Captions window, click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner.

        search icon

      5. In the Find box, type in the word as it is spelled in the captions.

        In the Replace box, type in the word as you wish it to be spelled.

        Click the Replace button (circle arrows) or the Replace ALL button (circle arrows ALL).

        find and replace words

        The word(s) will be replaced.

      6. Continue editing the captions. When you are finished, click the Save button at the top of the page.

        Click Save button

      7. You may change the title of the video here. Note that "_edited" will appear after the tile. You may keep that or delete that.

        Confirm that "Update Index and Transcript with Caption Edits" is toggled to Yes.

        - Click on "Replace Existing Video" if you are satisfied with the edit.
        - Click on "Save as New Video" if you wish to keep the original copy intact. This option is recommended if you are new to editing an may wish to keep a copy of the original for safe keeping.
        - Click "Exit without Saving" if you wish to discard the edits.

        save file

      Caption Confidence Score

      Words that the captioning engine AI may not be “sure of” are highlighted to enable a more streamlined editing experience. Users can also hover over any word to see the specific Confidence Score attained when transcribing the given word. This facilitates quick and effective caption editing and also improves auto-captioning accuracy.
      1. Navigate to the video. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click Edit.

        Edit video

      2. Once the Video Editor launches, if the Advanced Mode is off, click the Advanced Mode toggle to switch it on.

        toggle button on

      3. Click on the CC icon in the bar above the Advanced Mode button.

        Advance mode toggle on

      4. Select the caption quality option 50%, 75%, 80%, and 90%. The higher the number, the more chance that the words will get flagged.

        caption confidence percentage

      5. For example, if you set the caption quality option to 80%,  any words that the AI tracks as being below the 80% confidence threshold will highlight in blue

        caption confidence score

      6. Continue editing either manually or with "find and replace."  When you are finished, click the Save button at the top of the page.

        Click Save button

      7. You may change the title of the video here. Note that "_edited" will appear after the tile. You may keep that or delete that.

        Confirm that "Update Index and Transcript with Caption Edits" is toggled to Yes.

        - Click on "Replace Existing Video" if you are satisfied with the edit.
        - Click on "Save as New Video" if you wish to keep the original copy intact. This option is recommended if you are new to editing an may wish to keep a copy of the original for safe keeping.
        - Click "Exit without Saving" if you wish to discard the edits.

        save file 

      Download Captions

      If you prefer to edit your captions off-line, download the captions.

      1. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail  and click on More in the menu.

        Click on More in menu

      2. Click on the Accessibility link in the menu.

        accessibility

      3. Next to English - SRT Caption File, click the Download button. The .srt file will download to your computer. Open the file in Notepad.

        download captions

        You can also download a copy of the transcript in plain text (.txt) or a PDF file. This is just the text of the captions, no associated time code.

      Upload Captions to YuJa


      1. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail  and click on More in the menu.

        Click on More in menu

      2. Click on the Accessibility link in the menu.


        accessibility

      3. When the window opens, click on Upload.

        Upload button

      4. Select the type of caption. More times than not, you will select Captions from the menu.

        select type of caption

      5. Select the caption's language from the drop down box. Click Browse.

        Select language

      6. YuJa already captioned your video. If you are uploaded an edited version, click Yes to override the existing captions.

        Caption override

      7. Once the captions are uploaded, you will return to the Accessibility window.

  •  Trim a Video
    • You may find the need to remove the beginning or end of your video, especially videos directly uploaded from Zoom. Removing extraneous video will allow student to jump immediately into your content.

      1. To edit a video, navigate to the thumbnail of that video. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click Edit from the menu.

        Edit

      2. The Video Editor will open:

        Video Editor

        The tools that you will need to use are: 

        - Video Thumbnail - this is the playback version of your video. You should rely on this video display when you are editing rather than the smaller thumbnails in the Primary section in the timeline.
        - Play button - click the play button to play the video. Click the pause button (2 vertical lines) to pause the video.
        - Edit Mode - Click the scissors icon to enter the edit mode.
        - Zoom Controller - controls the length of the timeline you see on the screen. You may need to zoom into your timeline (+ button) if your video is longer than a minute or two.
        - Time Code Bar - this bar shows the time in minutes:seconds:fraction of seconds. This is the exact spot where the edit will begin or end.

      3. Play your video to where you want the edit to end. In this example, everything to the left of the Time Code Bar will be deleted. Everything to the right of the bar will be the beginning of the video.

        Edit video

      4. Click on Edit button (scissors icon). Hover your mouse over the Time Code bar and drag your mouse to the beginning of the video.  Note a gray shading will appear over the area you wish to edit out of the video. Click your mouse button at the beginning of the video.

        If this is not the edit you wish, hover your mouse over the gray section and click the X in the gray box.

        Grey bar

      5. Repeat the process if you wish to trim off the end of the video. But in this case, jump to near the end of the video. Play the video to where you want the video to end.

        Click the Edit button.

        Drag your mouse from the Time Code Bar to the end of the original video.

        mark the edit

      6. Click the Save button at the top of the window above the video thumbnail.

        Save button

      7. You may change the title of the video here. Note that "_edited" will appear after the tile. You may keep that or delete that.

        Confirm that "Update Index and Transcript with Caption Edits" is toggled to Yes.

        - Click on "Replace Existing Video" if you are satisfied with the edit.
        - Click on "Save as New Video" if you wish to keep the original copy intact. This option is recommended if you are new to editing an may wish to keep a copy of the original for safe keeping.
        - Click "Exit without Saving" if you wish to discard the edits.

        Save as new video

      8. You will be returned to your Media Library. If you have other edits or to view the video, navigate back to your video.

Linking Videos

Note: Adding videos using the following links will not report back to the Blackboard Grade Center. These linking methods are for viewing purposes only. Quizzing and Analytics will be added soon.
  
  •  Add a Web Link and Embed in Blackboard
    • YuJa provides the full embed code as well as the URL for each video. An embedded video shows the video in a play window rather than just the link. It is a good practice to include the URL along with the Embed code to increase accessibility for mobile devices.

      Embed and URL

      1. Navigate to your video thumbnail. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click More in the menu.

        click more in the menu

      2. Click on Links from the left menu.

        click links in the menu

      3. Under the heading "Enable Auto Single-Sign-On for Embedded and Direct Linked Media" select the Enable radio button. This will allow students to view these videos within Blackboard. Click the Save Links button, but do not close the window.

        Click on the Copy icon next to the Embed Code. This will copy the code to your clipboard on your computer.

        Embed code

        Do not close this window.

      4. Return to Blackboard in a new tab or window. Do not close the YuJa window.  Navigate to the Content Area/Folder where you want to link the video. Hover your mouse over the Build Content button. Click on Web Link from the menu.

        Use a Web Link

      5. Title the video. In the text box, click on the source code icon < >.  Continue with the rest of the settings. 

        Note: The rows of icons are fluid based upon the size of your browser window. The source code icon may appear in the second row or third row.

        add title and click on Source Code

      6. The Source Code window opens. Click on the first line. While holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, type v. This will paste your code in the box. Click the Save button at the bottom of the window.

        paste embed code

      7. If you want to make the video player window larger, click and hold the blue box in the lower right corner and drag the box to the size you want. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

        expand video window

      8. Return to YuJa.  Confirm that the "Enable Auto Single-Sign-On for Embedded and Direct Linked Media"  Enable radio button is still connected.Copy the Direct Link by clicking on the Copy icon.

        direct link code

      9. Return to Blackboard. Paste the Direct Link into the URL box.

        Paste URL link in the URL box

      10. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

      11. Students now have the embedded video to view, and the direct link to the video.

        URL and Embed code
  •  Link a YuJa Folder in Blackboard
    • There are two ways to link to a YuJa folder:

      A web link takes up less space but does not give the students a quick glance at the videos to watch.

      web link

      Embedded videos take up more space but gives the student a quick glance at the videos to watch.

      embedded videos

      IMPORTANT:
      Quiz results nor analytics will be recorded when linking a folder. If you wish to use quizzes and record analytics, you must use the YuJa LTI link in the Build Content menu for each individual video.

      Creating a Web Link in Blackboard

      1. In YuJa, navigate to the folder.

      2. Hover your mouse over the folder.

      3. Click on the cog icon.

      4. Click on More in the menu.

        More in the menu

      5. From the left menu, click on Links.

        Links in menu

      6. To create a link in Blackboard, click on the Copy icon next to the Direct Link.

        copy button

      7. Return to Blackboard. Navigate to the Content Area or folder to which you wish the folder link to reside.

      8. From the menu, click on the Build Content button. Then from the menu, click on  Web Link.

        Build Content to weblink

      9. Give a name that describes the videos. Click your mouse in the URL box. Hold the CNRT key down while typing the letter v. This will paste the Direct Link URL into the box.

        Paste the URL in the URL box.

      10. Complete the remaining setting as needed. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

      Create an Embedded Box of Video Thumbnails in Blackboard

      1. In YuJa, navigate to the folder.

      2. Hover your mouse over the folder.

      3. Click on the cog icon.

      4. Click on More in the menu.

        More in the menu

      5. From the left menu, click on Links.

        Links in menu

      6. Click on the Copy button for the Embed Code.

        copy enbed link

      7. Return to Blackboard. Navigate to the Content Area or folder to which you wish the folder link to reside.

      8. From the menu, click on the Build Content button. Then from the menu, click on  Item.

        Click on item

      9. Name the link. Then click on the source code button. It looks like less than, grader than symbols. < >. Note, the number of rows of icon will be different depending upon how large your browser window is set at.

        Source code window

      10. When the Source code window opens, click your mouse on the first line. They hold the Ctrl key down while typing the letter v.

        Click Save at the bottom of the window.

        Source window

      11. Complete the remaining setting as needed. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

        Embedded video folder




Keywords:YuJa, uja, youja, video, audio, streaming, cloud, log in, log into,   Doc ID:117721
Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2022-04-01 11:25 CDTUpdated:2022-06-30 10:25 CDT
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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