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YuJa Media Management

YuJa harnesses the power of media to educate, engage, inspire, and collaborate.  At APSU, all faculty, staff, and students have access to YuJa with their APSU credentials.  Use YuJa to create, host, manage, and edit video and audio files.  YuJa can also be used to store, manage, and share a large spectrum of other digital assets like images, documents, and more. 

Faculty may especially like that they can use YuJa for software-based lecture capture and live streaming.  Students can use YuJa to manage their own videos but will also have easier access to course related content and improved accessibility (all videos uploaded by faculty will include captions).

Important Note:  Software installations on APSU computers require administrative access to the computer.  You must download the YuJa Software Capture installation file from your YuJa account and then contact GOVSTECH to install it on your work computer (opens new window)

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APSU's YuJa Site

APSU has a dedicated YuJa site at https://apsu.yuja.com (opens new window).  Select the "Login" button in the upper-right corner of the page.  You will then be directed to the standard APSU login screen to enter your "Username" and "Password."  If you are unable to see your course channel, access YuJa through D2L, see below.  Once you link the course through D2L to your YuJa account, you will be able to see the content regardless of how you log in. 

Please note: course channels are used to share videos in a less structured manner.  They are optional (not all courses will utilize them).  Faculty should post all required course content into D2L under "Content." 

D2L

Access YuJa within a D2L course by selecting Resources and then YuJa Media Services

In order to affiliate yourself with a course, you must access YuJa through D2L.  Once logged into D2L, select one of your courses.  On the course navigation bar, select "Resources" and then "YuJa Media Services" from the dropdown menu.  From here you can access your personal YuJa My Media and the course channel.  If you are looking to access your course channel, you need to access YuJa through D2L first.  After you associate the course with your YuJa account, you will be able to access the course channel regardless of how you log in to YuJa. 

View the Activate YuJa Account in D2L Guide

Please note: course channels are used to share videos in a less structured manner.  They are optional (not all courses will utilize them).  Faculty should post all required course content into D2L under "Content."

Adding Videos to YuJa

Review this quick step-by-step guide on uploading a video to YuJa.

Have a PowerPoint file with embedded audio?  It can be added into YuJa too.  Follow these directions to convert the file into an MP4 (opens new window) so the PowerPoint and audio will play like a video.  Then you can upload to YuJa as a video file.

Adding Videos to D2L with YuJa

There are a couple different ways to add videos to D2L with YuJa.  Check out these resources:

Sharing Videos

Thank you to APSU's own Terri Higdon for this video on how to share large files with other faculty in D2L using YuJa (i.e., PowerPoint with Audio or Video).

Auto Captioning

All video files in YuJa are automatically machine captioned.  While improvements are constantly being made to improve the accuracy of the technology, they will most likely not be 100% accurate. The YuJa Video Editor makes it very easy and convenient for video owners, or those given full or edit shared access to videos, to edit the captions.  Please see this Editing YuJa Captions Quick Guide for more information about editing video captions to improve accuracy.

YuJa Editor with the Closed Captioning tools highlighted

Human Captioning

Human captioning is a specialty service Distance Education purchases to help ensure there are options for videos that need more accurate captions.  Instructional videos that contain specialized vocabulary or jargon often necessitate a higher standard of captioning services to increase accuracy and accessibility. 

Human captioning is processed by request unlike machine captioning which occurs automatically for each new video.  Instructors can submit requests on a per video basis directly in YuJa.

  1. Access YuJa via the YuJa website (opens new window) or from within a D2L course (under Resources).
  2. Select "Manage Media" and locate the video.
  3. Hover over the video tile and select "More."
  4. In the pop-up window, select "Accessibility" and then "Human Caption."  Note: You cannot select "Human Caption" until after the automatic machine captions have completed processing.  This may mean if you have just uploaded a new video, you will not be able to request human captioning right away.
  5. You may receive a notice to "Override Existing Caption File."  This is due to the automatic machine captions.  Select "Yes." 
  6. Select "Send Request."  The screen will update with a note, "Status: Your closed caption request has been sent to YuJa."
  7. Human captions are processed in English and take 1 business day.  You will receive an email once the request has been processed or if there is an error. 

Faculty, staff, and students can seek assistance directly from YuJa:

You can also contact Distance Education Support.