How to Access YuJa and the Recording Feature

*Please note that if you do not already have the YuJa Software Station installed, you will need admin rights to install the software. To do this, please contact the MSU Denver Helpdesk for assistance (#303-352-7548)

  1. Log into your Blackboard Learn via the Faculty/Staff Hub at
  2. Select the course you wish to use YuJa within
  3. On the course homepage choose the Add Menu Item Plus Sign in the upper left of the Course Menu and choose Tool Link from the drop down menu
    Blackboard Adding Tool --> Tool Link menu Item
  4.  In the Add Tool Link option name the link and choose YuJa from the Type options

    BlackBoard Add Tool Link. Type chosen is Yuja.
  5. If you want students to have direct access to the courses media gallery you can check the box next to Available to Users. If you are simply embedding videos directly into your content then we recommend not checking this option. Click Submit

    Add Tool Link showing Name titled YuJa and the Type is YuJa.
  6. From your course menu options to the left, select the YuJa link you just created (it will be located at the bottom of the course menu if you have not moved it)

    BlackBoard Course Menu with Yuja choice highlighted.
  7. From here, after a few seconds, you will be redirected to a page called Media Channel

    Media Channel Screen
  8. From here you will see the options: View Channels, Create Recording, Upload & Manage. To create a recording choose Create Recording
  9. If you have previously downloaded and installed the YuJa Software Station software, please skip to step # 17, otherwise click on the Download link to download and install the YuJa Software Station software required to record.
    Capture and Live Stream Pop Up with Download option highlighted
  10. Another Pop-up will appear, select Save File
    Opening Yuja Software Station pop up
  11. The software will begin downloading onto your MAC (this may take several minutes)
  12. After the file has completed downloading you may access your Downloads and double click on the package. The package will be called YuJa-Software-station.dmg
    Download Arrow chosen opening up YuJa Software Station Download
  13. A pop-up will appear prompting you to click and grab the rainbow YuJa icon and slide it into the Blue Applications folder
    YuJa Software Station Install pop up stating "To install, drag Yuja Software Station for Apple to the Applications folder"
  14. After you drag the YuJa icon into the blue applications folder the package will begin to process (this may take several minutes) When finished you can close the Install pop up window.
  15. Now go back to the Capture & Lives Stream pop up in Blackboard. Choose Start Capture
    YuJa Capture and Live Stream Pop Upw with Download and Start Capture Options
  16. A pop-up will appear asking if you are sure you want to open it. You will want to click CANCEL and navigate back to your blackboard page and the Capture & Live Stream pop-up.
    Image of Warning pop up "Yuja Software Station" is and Application downloaded from teh Internet. Are you sure you want to open it? Options Cancel and Open
  17. From the Capture & Live Stream pop-up choose the Start Capture button
  18. The YuJa Video Capture Software should now open.
    Screenshot of Yuja Video Software Station Capturing Screen
  19. Enter a Title for the video and, if preferred, a description.
  20. You will also want to choose from the drop down where you would like to save your recording
    Screenshot of Title, Descreption and dropdown location menu available in the Capture Software
  21. If you want to change or check the resolution of your final video then you can choose Settings and then Screen Capture to access the Video Resolution Settings. Choose your settings and then choose Save
    Screenshot of Settings OptionScreenshot of YuJa Software Station Setting PopUp with Screen Capture Option opened
  22. In the Preview Area you can see which screens you have set up to be recorded and your mic source. If your mic source is working you will see a the bar fill with blue as you talk into your mic.
    Screenshot of Preview area showing chosen screen and the Mic source volumn bar
  23. You can change or turn on and off your Video, Audio and Screen Capture sources using the Menu to the left of the Preview Area.
    Screenshot of Main YuJa menu which includes, Video, Audio, Screen, Live and Profile choices
  24. If you are using dual monitors you can change which monitor your recording captures by choosing Screen from the Menu and then Advanced Settings under the Screen options. In the Advanced Setting select which display you would like to capture and hit Save
    Screenshot Select Screen Pop Up Options.
  25. Review the Previewing area to make sure that you are viewing the correct screen and that your mic is working. When you are ready to start recording choose Start
    Screenshot of full Preview Area
  26. A short countdown will start before the recording starts. When the countdown is finished the YuJa Software station will minimize itself and the recording has begun.
    Screen shot of Capture Start count down.
  27. You can find the YuJa controls in the bottom right corner of your computer screen.
    1. To maximize the YuJa Software Station screen click on the YuJa logo
    2. To stop the recording click on the Red Square
    3. To Pause the recording click on the Pause symbol

    Screen shot of three symbols that contol YuJa Capturing in the bottom right of the computer screen. Symbols include the Yuja logo, a record button and a pause button.

  28. If you are looking at the  YuJa software station while recording it will display a red dot image with the word Capturing
    Red dot recording symbol next to the word Capturing
  29. When you are finished recording choose Finish in the lower right corner of the YuJa Software station, or choose the red square in the controls at the bottom right corner of your screen
    Status Capturing Options showing time length of the capture, Pause and Finish.
  30. A pop-up will appear asking if you want to save the recording that you have just made. Choose Save if you want to keep the recording.
    YuJa Capture Session Has Ended Message pop up. Options include Delete and Save.
  31. To find the recording go back to YuJa in Blackboard and choose Upload & Manage
    Yuja menu showing Upload and Manage choice
  32. Choose My Media and Double click on the Default Collection folder. In this folder you should find your latest recordings (Please realize that a recording can take up 2 to 3 hours to process. If the recording is still being processed you will see a processing screen and you will need to give it more time. Automatic captioning will take 1 to 2 hours after the video has been processed.
  33. When the Video has been processed you can hover over the video thumbnail to reveal the video control options.
    Screenshot of Yuja Media Library showing one video finished and one video still displaying the "processing" thumbnail.

Please realize that a recording can take up to 2 to 3 hours to process. If the recording is still being processed, you will see a processing screen and you will need to give it more time. Automatic captioning will take 1 to 2 hours after the video has been processed.