YuJa (Students) - Record a Video and Submit for an Assignment

This article contains information on record a video in YuJa and link to it in a Blackboard discussion board.

Record Your Video

Choose one of the methods below to record your video. Click the plus sign below to expand the menus for directions.

  •   Recording Using the YuJa Software Capture Tool (PC)
      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

  •   Recording Using the YuJa Software Capture Tool (Mac)
      1. Log into YuJa at https://siue.yuja.com/.

      2. Click on Create Recording at the top of the page.
      create recording on YuJa

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

      start recording

      4. If you're using the YuJa Software Capture tool for the first time, you will need to select Download and follow these instructions: https://kb.siue.edu/117516

      Software Capture Settings

      1. The YuJa Software Capture window opens.

      yuja software capture screen

      2. If the capture tool is working correctly, there should be a green box at the bottom of the screen that says Online.

      Menu

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

      capture menu items
      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 items

      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 to capture video sound from your device. If you need assistance setting this up, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 650-5500. 
      audio options

      You will have to select YuJa Internal Audio for one of the mic sources if you plan to share your computer's sound in the recording. The first time you make that selection, you will be prompted to install the system audio recording package.
      download sound thingy

      Screen

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

      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 settings

      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.

      start recording

      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.
      recording toolbar

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

      save recording

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

      upload status





  •   Record Media via the Mobile App
      1. Click on the YuJa icon on your mobile device. Use the Single Sign-On option and your SIUE email and password.

        YuJa icon

      2. At the bottom of the screen, click the Record icon.

        record icon

      3. Click on the "reverse camera" icon to switch to the "selfie" mode to record your image.

        reverse camera

      4. Frame yourself in the frame. Make sure that you are well lit and there is no distractions in the background. When you are ready to record, click the camera icon to record.

        Frame yourself

      5. Record your video. Remember, you will have the option to edit the video once it it uploaded to YuJa. Click the "stop" icon to end the recording.

        record your video.

      6. Press the play button to review your video. If you wish to re-record the video, click the Back arrow at the top of the screen.

        play button

      7. Optionally, give the video a title to better identify it when you are in YuJa.

        title the video

      8. When you are satisfied with the video, click the Upload button to send your video to YuJa. If you do not have wifi available and wish to upload later, you may do that. The video is stored in the YuJa app and may be uploaded at a later time.


        upload your video

  •   Record Video with YuJa Browser Capture Tool (PC and Mac)
    • The YuJa Browser Capture tool uses many of the same features as the Software Capture tool, but does not require downloading and installing a file. A situation may arise when this is necessary. For example, using a Chromebook, classroom computers, or public computers where installing files are prohibited.

      Chrome is the recommended browser for the Browser Capture tool.

      1. From the Media Library, click on the Create Recording button.


        Create Recording

      2. Select Record with Browser Capture Studio in the drop down list.

        select Record with Browser Capture Studio in the drop down list

      3. Title the video and click the Start button.

        Title the video and click Start.

      4. A new browser window will open with the Browser Capture Studio. On the left are your Browser Capture Options. On the right is the video input thumbnails.

        Browser Capture Studio window

      5. Recording Options:
        Camera: Display only the default web cam in the record window. To change from one web cam to another, click the drop down below the camera icon under Video. The Audio will use the default input. Click on the drop down under the microphone icon to set a different mic.

        Screen Choose which browser window or which computer screen to use.

        Both
        : A window will pop up. Select the Window or Screen from the drop down menu. Check the box "Mute website notifications while sharing." This will mute the email or Teams "ding" while you are recording. 

        Click the Start Recording button when all options are set.


        Recording options

      6. Record the video. Once the video is complete, click the Record button.

        stop recording

      7. Once you have finished recording, a new window will pop up. Click the Preview button to preview your video. Click the Upload button to save the video to YuJa's Media Library. Click the Download button to save the video to your computer. Click the Discard button to delete the video.

        Upload or discard video

      8. Monitor the status bar for upload status.


        upload status bar

      9. If there is an error in uploading, click the Retry button to begin the upload again.

        error

      10. When the upload is complete, close the Browser window to exit and return to the YuJa Media Library.

Upload Your Video To YuJa

If you used the YuJa software capture tool, the YuJa browser capture tool, or the mobile app, your video will be uploaded after the recording. If you recorded your video using different software, follow these directions to upload the video to YuJa.
  •   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. 

Copy the Link to Your Video

  •   Share a Video Link
    • YuJa provides a URL (direct link) for each video.
      1. Navigate to your video thumbnail. Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click More in the menu.

        Click more in menu

      2. Click on Links from the left menu.

        Click Links in 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 Direct Link. This will copy the URL to your clipboard on your computer.

        direct link\

      4. Paste the link in an email, Blackboard discussion post, or other text area. If pasting in a text area in Blackboard, see the instructions for how to hyperlink text to make it easier for others to access your video.

Link Your Video in Blackboard

Whether you are attaching this link as a Blackboard assignment, Blog, Wiki, or Discussion Board, follow these instructions.
  •   Hyperlink Text in the Text Editor
      1. Highlight the text you want to hyperlink.

      2. Click the Insert/Edit Link button (it looks like a chain link).

        insert link icon

      3. A new window will appear. In the “Url” box, paste in your copied link text.

      4. In the Title line, type the help text for the link.

      5. Choose the New Window option from the “Open link in...” menu.

      6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the window.

        url path, new window, save

      7. Click Submit to share your work
      submit

      Hyperlink an Email Address

      1. Highlight the text you want to hyperlink.

      2. Click the Insert/Edit Link button (it looks like a chain link).

      3. A new window will appear. In the “Url” box, type mailto: and the email address in which you want the email to send. (Note: Do not add any spaces here.)

        screenshot of dialog box with all of the fields filled in

      4. In the Title line, type the help text for the link.

      5. Choose the New Window option from the “Open link in...” menu.

      6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the window.




Keywords:YuJa, yuja, YUJA, youja, video, audio, record, submit, assignment, assignments, upload, presentation,   Doc ID:118150
Owner:Center I.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2022-04-26 08:27 CSTUpdated:2022-11-21 10:09 CST
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