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How to Create and Upload Videos Using YuJa

How to Create a Video Using YuJa

  1. Open your course homepage>Click YuJa Video on the top navigation bar
    • YuJa Video in D2L Navbar
  2. Click Create Recording
    • YuJa Create Recording
  3. If you have not downloaded YuJa Software Station yet, click Download to download and install
    • YuJa Download Software Station
  4. Once YuJa Software Station has been installed on your computer, click Start to begin capturing video
    • YuJa Start
  5. In the pop-up window you will be asked to set up your camera, microphone, and screen (if you are sharing your screen). Click Start to begin recording your video
    • YuJa Start Recording
  6. To stop recording, click on the red square button located on the bottom right of your screen
    • YuJa Finish Recording
  7. Click Upload & Manage
    • YuJa Upload and Manage
  8. Double-click on Default Collection to see if your video has been uploaded. NOTE: It should take about 5 minutes or less for your video to show
    • YuJa Default Collection

 

How to Upload Existing Videos Using YuJa

  1. Open your course homepage>Click YuJa Video on the top navigation bar
    • YuJa Video in D2L Navbar
  2. Click Upload>Choose the video you wish to upload to YuJa
    • YuJa Upload
  3. Double-click on Default Collection to see if your video has been uploaded. NOTE: It should take about 5 minutes or less for your video to show
    • YuJa Default Collection

 

How to add a YuJa video to an Assignment or Discussion

Once your video is in YuJa, it is ready to be added anywhere in the course where you have an Insert Stuff link (like in an Assignment or Discussion).

  1. For example, to insert your video into a Discussion, click on the Discussions tool in the top navigation bar
    • D2L Discussions Tool
  2. Click Start a New Thread in your desired Discussion Topic
    • D2L Discussions Start Thread
  3. Click the Insert Stuff icon (Note: in an Assignment, you would find this in the text box when you are about to submit)
    • Insert Stuff Icon
  4. Choose YuJa Media Chooser
    • Insert Stuff - YuJa Media Chooser
  5. Scroll down and click on the video you wish to share
    • YuJa Media Chooser - Video
  6. Click Insert
    • YuJa Media Chooser - Insert Video
  7. Your YuJa video is now inserted, and you can then post your Discussion or submit your Assignment.  

NOTE: All the steps outlined above can also be viewed in this guided tutorial.

How to Retrieve a Link For Your Video

If you need to include a YuJa video in a file submission to an assignment folder, you can get a direct link for your video and paste this link into the document you will upload:

  1. While in YuJa, hover over your video and choose the More...option.
    • YuJa video More option
  2. When the window pops up, scroll down and choose Links on the left side of the window.
    • YuJa More Option Links
  3. There you will see the direct link to your video. Copy this link and paste this into your Word document, or any other area where you need to include a direct link to your YuJa video. 

Creating a Video in YuJa - Lowering Video Quality

If you find that your video is taking an extremely long time to upload to YuJa, you may need to alter some settings like lowering: video resolution, frame rate, file size, and video quality. To change these settings for video and screen capture in YuJa, follow the steps below.

  • Changing Video Resolution and Frame Rate
    •  With your YuJa Software Station open, click Video on the right hand menu bar. Click Advanced Settings. From there a window will pop up, allowing you to lower your resolution or frame rate:
      • YuJa Advanced Settings Button
      • YuJa Advanced Settings Window
  • Changing Screen Capture Settings
    • With your YuJa Software Station open, click the Settings button on the top right corner of the window. Click Screen Capture. From there you will be able adjust and lower frame rate, resolution, file size, and video quality. Then click Save: 
      • YuJa Settings Button
      • YuJa Screen Capture Settings

 Uploading Existing Videos to YuJa - Lowering Video Quality

If you find that your video is taking an extremely long time to upload to YuJa, you may need to alter some settings, such as lowering video resolution. Here are some resources below: 

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