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YuJa Frequently Asked Questions

What is YuJa?

YuJa is a video platform for lecture capture and screen recording that has replaced TechSmith Knowmia. With YuJa you can record lectures, presentations, and instructional videos that can integrate with Canvas. Capture everything that you can display on a computer screen (including PowerPoint presentations, interactions with software, or web sites,) along with your audio and Web cam. YuJa makes it easy to upload, record, edit, publish and share your videos, add a quiz to your videos, and more. We encourage you to start using YuJa! 

Why is TechSmith Knowmia (formerly called Relay) going away?

TechSmith is phasing out the Knowmia product. 

What will happen to my existing videos in TechSmith Knowmia?

You need to activate your YuJa account, by clicking the YuJa link from any of your Canvas courses, as the first step (see How do I access YuJa FAQ.) Then, all of your video content from Knowmia created before 02/16/22 will be automatically migrated to your YuJa account by the end of this semester. Some YouTube videos will no longer be available. Quizzes created in Knowmia will be migrated to YuJa, but will have to be relinked in Canvas. If you create content in Knowmia after 02/16/22, you will be responsible for downloading the content to your computer and then uploading it to YuJa. The links in your Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Canvas courses will be revised for you, allowing for an easy import. However, instructors using YuJa this summer will need to manually update their Canvas course links to the appropriate YuJa videos.

How will this impact Knowmia videos that are linked on my Canvas course, or a Web site?

The URL link to videos will change when they are transferred from Knowmia into YuJa. Attempts will be made to update the links within Canvas by YuJa. You should plan on checking all video links in your course to be sure. If there are any issues, you will need to update the links to existing videos within Canvas yourself. If you have Knowmia videos linked from a Web site, you will need to update the links or embed code.

How do I access YuJa?

Instructors can access YuJa directly from your Canvas course now at ramapo.instructure.com. Navigate to any course and click the YuJa link in your course navigation. The YuJa integration in Canvas makes it easy to access and integrate from within your course. See more FAQs below on Canvas integration features.

It is recommended that instructors login to YuJa from Canvas, the first time.

Yuja is also available at ramapo.yuja.com. See Single-Sign-On login instructions below:

  1. Go to the url: https://ramapo.yuja.com
  2. Click on “Yuja Credentials” and select “Ramapo College of New Jersey Single-Sign-On”
  3. Click “Login”

Single-Sign-On, or Canvas (above) are the easiest methods. However, you can login with your YuJa credentials, which will be created after you access YuJa for the first time. You have to login with one of the above methods first, to get your YuJa credentials.

Who has access to YuJa?

Faculty, students, and staff at Ramapo have access to YuJa. 

Do I need to install any software?

You will need to download and install the YuJa recorder application on your PC or Mac computer, the first time you login (similar to Knowmia) in order to create recordings. Login to YuJa from a web browser, and click “Create Recording” and you will see the prompt to download and install for first time users. After the recorder is installed, to begin recording from your Web browser with YuJa click “Create Recording,” then select  “Start”. Contact helpdesk@ramapo.edu for assistance. Get started recording guide

I am having a problem recording my camera, microphone or screen with YuJa, what should I do?

If YuJa is not able to access your camera, microphone, or screen, check your privacy settings, or contact helpdesk@ramapo.edu for assistance. 

Does YuJa support videos with quizzes?

Yes. Please watch the recording “Faculty Training 3: Quizzes, Usage and Analytics”. For more information on how to watch the recording, see the question below “Was the YuJa training for faculty recorded?” 

Is YuJa integrated into Canvas?

Yes, instructors and students can access YuJa directly from your Canvas course at ramapo.instructure.com. YuJa is integrated into Canvas in the rich text editor within announcements, pages, and discussions, and assignments as an external tool. There is also a link to Yuja from the course navigation. The YuJa integration makes it easy to access YuJa directly from Canvas, and provides added functionality, such as assignments.

How do instructors set up an assignment in Canvas where students watch YuJa videos?

Instructors can record video lectures or presentations in YuJa to create their own recordings. Instructors can also upload existing media into YuJa (from YouTube, Vimeo, a Web site link or from your computer). With this media, there are two types of YuJa assignments you can add to your Canvas course. Both assignments feed the grades into the Canvas grade book.

1.) students watch a video, and based on the percentage watched receive a grade in Canvas. To get started, from the video in YuJa > select “more” > “quizzes” > “create playback quiz”.

2.) students watch a video and answer quiz questions that you have added to the video in YuJa. Points for the assignment feed into the Canvas grade book. Name your quizzes carefully, since a single video can contain multiple quizzes. To get started, from the video in YuJa > select “more” > “quizzes” > “create video quiz”. Graded quiz question types that automatically feed from YuJa into the Canvas grade book include: multiple choice, select multiple, short answer, and true/false. 

From your Canvas course homepage, go to Assignments on left navigation.

  • Click + Assignment > Enter assignment name.
  • Add the assignment instructions in the text entry box using the rich content editor.
  • Under the submission type drop down menu select external tool. Click the Find button and YuJa will appear on the list so you can select it, and add a video. Check the option “Load This Tool in a New Tab”.
  • Once the YuJa media chooser loads > select “Quizzes” tab > select desired media with quiz.
  • Once the URL displays > click the “select” button
  • Add other assignment options such as points, submission attempts, assignment dates > “Save & Publish”

Tutorial: Embedding content into Canvas using the YuJa media chooser 

How do instructors set up an assignment in Canvas where students create a YuJa video recording, and submit their video project?

From your Canvas course homepage, go to Assignments on left navigation.

  • Click + Assignment > Enter assignment name.
  • Add the assignment instructions in the text entry box using the rich content editor.
  • Under the submission type drop down menu select “online” > select “text entry”
  • Add other assignment options such as points, submission attempts, assignment dates > “Save & Publish”

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What kind of training is available to learn YuJa?

Video tutorials, quick-start guides and documentation for instructors and students, can be accessed at support.yuja.com 24/7.

YuJa workshops offered on February 9 at Faculty Development Day, and more will be offered in the future. Read the next question for how to view the recorded training from Faculty Development Day. 

Was the YuJa training for faculty recorded?

YuJa training was offered at Faculty Development Day on February 9, 2022 by a YuJa trainer. The training was recorded in case you were unable to attend, or if you would like to review the sessions.

To watch the recordings: login to Canvas > navigate to any course > click the YuJa link in your course navigation > once YuJa launches navigate to Shared Folders > Shared – All Instructors. Below are the topics covered in those three trainings:

YuJa Faculty Training 1: Overview and Embedding in Canvas
This session will provide an overview of the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, recording screencast videos, navigating in the Media Library and embedding content into Canvas.

YuJa Faculty Training 2: Video Editor and Captioning
This session will cover navigating within the non-destructive video editor for content creators to edit and create professional and polished media content.

YuJa Faculty Training 3: Quizzes, Usage and Analytics
This session will cover creating quizzes within your YuJa videos with multiple question types, navigating the gradebook and accessing detailed reports and information about audience engagement.

Who should I contact for assistance with YuJa?

  • Any problems or questions should be sent to the Help Desk at helpdesk@ramapo.edu or 201-684-7777.
  • IDC offers virtual and on-campus drop-in office hours for quick assistance with using instructional technology. The link and schedule are posted on the IDC Homepage.  
  • YuJa support site contains video tutorials, quick-start guides and documentation for instructors and students, as well as user support. Visit support.yuja.com.

Is there a mobile app?

Yes. Download the YuJa mobile app from your devices app store for your phone or tablet. The app allows you to record, upload, download, and view your media. YuJa mobile app guide.

How can YuJa make your course more engaging?

View this guide for suggestions on how to enhance your course with YuJa.