Deploying YuJa recordings: Instructor posting videos to Blackboard course

After your video has been created, you will need to deploy it to your Blackboard course.  There are several options for deploying your recording. Please follow the instructions below for the option that best fits your teaching style.


YuJa Media Chooser - The Media Chooser allows you to embed videos directly into your course's Blackboard page. Accessed through the Build Content menu, this interface makes it simple for instructors to add video content to Blackboard without having to leave their course site. Videos will be embedded directly in the desired content area, and students can view them without leaving the course.

CIM Tool - Recommended for most robust viewing analyticsContent Item Message is a protocol that enables YuJa to pass back authentication information for embedded videos. Videos posted to Blackboard using the Blackboard CIM workflow will be able to track analytics (i.e. the YuJa user watching the video will be known, as opposed to the viewer being marked as “Anonymous”). This allows YuJa’s analytics feature to track who (which Blackboard user) viewed your video, when, for how long, from what type of device, and more. In order to collect data for analytics, you must use the CIM method. Videos will appear as a link, which will take users out of the course to view.

Course Channel - Users can peruse all of the course's videos on one page. All of your captured, uploaded, and linked content is available in My Media. From there, it may be published to your Media Channels, where the content will be available to anyone who has permission to access the Channel. The video also remains available in My Media. All videos may be published to the course channel, so students can view them all in one place.

Embed Code / Direct Link URL - Embed codes allow the video to appear on any Blackboard page or Content Area that was created with a textbox editor, such as Announcements, Items, Assignments, and more! Students may watch the video directly on that page, without having to navigate away or search for the video. Direct Links enable you to share your videos and media with anyone, including individuals without YuJa accounts. Simply copy and paste the Direct Link URL into your email, blog, or social media post. Videos will be embedded directly in the desired content area, and students can view them without leaving the course.





Media Chooser Option

  1. Choose the desired course by accessing the Courses Menu on Blackboard, or selecting the Course from the Blackboard home screen. The YuJa Media Chooser is accessible in all Text Box Editors available through Blackboard, including Announcements and Discussions. It is also available directly from the Build Content menu.
  2. Once you have logged in to your course, navigate to the course content area where you would like to add the video. Then you have two options:

    OPTION A) Hover over Build Content and select YuJa Media Chooser. Proceed to step 3.
    Hover over Build Content and select 'YuJa Media Chooser'.

    OPTION B) From the menu at the top of the page, select any option that provides a text editor (such as Item or Assignment). On the next page where you can edit the details, you will see a text editor. Expand the top menu using the '...' (More) button. With the full menu visible, click the '+' (add content) button. This will open a pop-up; scroll down and select YuJa Media Chooser. Proceed to step 3.
    Click '+', then select 'YuJa Media Chooser' from the pop-up menu.
  3. In the YuJa Media Chooser window, click on the desired video from the YuJa Media Chooser Library. Upload, record, and search options are also available.
    In the YuJa Media Chooser window, click on the desired video from the YuJa Media Chooser Library, or upload, record, or search for the video.
  4. Your chosen video(s) will be highlighted in blue. Click the Insert Videos button.
    Your chosen video(s) will be highlighted in blue. Click the 'Insert Videos' button.
  5. Complete the post as desired to post to Blackboard.





Content Item Message (CIM) Option

  1. Click a content area on the left sidebar.
  2. Click the Build Content tab. Select the UND YuJa CIM Tool. This will open the Media Chooser.

  3. Within the Media Chooser, select a media file to embed. You may choose a file from your Media Collection, or browse and upload a new video file. Once you have selected the file, click Confirm.

  4. After you have chosen a video, you will be redirected back to the course page where you can view and edit your content.

  5. Clicking on the link allows users to view the content, and analytics will be tracked via the CIM protocol (only accessible to instructors)
  6. To access the analytics generated by a CIM Video Link, log in to YuJa and navigate to the folder containing the video file. Hover over the video and select More…

  7. A window will pop up. Select Analytics from the menu (on the bottom left). This will display a chart of viewing behavior, with the option to See More information, such as who viewed the video, when it was viewed, playback duration, and more.





Course Media Channel Option

If you use this option, you will need to choose a media channel where you would like your captured media to be published (see instructions here).

  1. If you do not already have a YuJa menu item in your course, you will need to create one. To do this, click the plus icon in the upper left corner of the course menu and choose the Tool Link option.
  2. Within the Add Tool Link option, type a name (YuJa or something similar) choose the UND YuJa option for Type. You must check the box to make the link available to users.

  3. If you have published the recording to the course media channel, the students will then be able to click on the YuJa link in your course and view any recordings that are associated with that course channel.






Embed Code & Direct Link URL Option

  1. In YuJa, locate the video you want to share, hover over it, and select the More option.

  2. In the menu on the left of the pop up window, click Links. Copy the Embed this Video URL to embed your video directly in Blackboard. The Direct Link URL is useful for sharing your video with users outside of Blackboard - simply copy and paste into an email or blog post to share.

  3. Choose the desired course by accessing the Courses Menu on Blackboard or selecting the Course from the Blackboard Home screen. The YuJa Media Chooser is available in all WYSIWYG or “what you see is what you get” visual HTML editors available through Blackboard, including Announcements and Discussions.
  4. Go to a content area within the Blackboard course. Hover over Build Content and select any option that provides a text editor.
  5. In the textbox editor, click the '<>' (Source code) button. A pop up will open.
    Click the 'Source code' button '<>'.
  6. Paste the Imbed this Video URL into the Source code text box. Click Update.
    In the 'Source code' pop-up: paste the 'Direct Link' code into the text box, and click 'Save'.
  7. The embedded video will appear in the text editor. Complete the post as desired (title, attached files, etc) and click Submit.
    The video will appear in the text editor.
  8. The video will post to Blackboard. Since it's embedded in a content area, the video may be played without having to navigate away from the page.


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