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Lecture Capture Uncorked – Enabling advanced and efficient video at the enterprise level with YuJa

Instructional media is ubiquitous in higher education. Whether it is lecture-captures, just-in-time instruction, fully produced videos, or quickly recorded feedback, we are all creating a significant amount of media! In this presentation, you'll hear the story of one campus' approach to supporting media capture and providing media management solutions. We started with a set of requirements, organized research into trends (and forward-looking vision), asked for vendor demos, evaluated solutions, and made a selection. The final solution, Yuja, provided recording capabilities, integration with the learning management system (Canvas), and high-quality auto-captioning (or for an extra expense, round-trip human captioning). To vet the solution, we conducted a year-long pilot with a limited number of users. During the pilot, we monitored support issues, technical questions, and initiated user surveys. Extensive feedback was shared with Yuja, which resulted in system customizations for our campus. As we moved from pilot to full roll-out, we provided end-user documentation, informed service providers on campus, and continued to release updated services. For example, when media is captured or uploaded, it can be edited, captioned, shared with individuals, published to a class, or embedded in Canvas. We continue to streamline internal processes, and share requests for updates with Yuja. With a solid foundation in place, we can now enable more advanced media curation, video quizzing, and interactive elements within individual videos.

Presented at UC Tech on July 17, 2019


UCTech 2019


  • David Pritikin
  • Caryn Neiswender
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