How to Access YuJa and the recording feature

*Please note that if you do not already have the YuJa Software Station installed and are on a Metro Device, you can install this software yourself by using Windows Software Center. Steps on how to use Software Center can be found at If you do not see the Software center or have issues installing the software please contact the MSU Denver Service Desk 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

    Add Tool Link Type dropdown option chosen is called 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

    Shows the Add Tool Link with Name = Yuja and the Type = YuJa. Available to users checkbox is blank.
  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)

    Shows that now YuJa link is included in the main menu.
  7. From here, after a few seconds, you will be redirected to a page called Media Channel

    View of Yuja Media Channel.
  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 #22, otherwise click on the Download link to download and install the YuJa Software Station software required to record.
    Capture and Live Stream pop up window shown with Download option highlighted.
  10. The software will begin downloading onto your MAC (this may take several minutes)
  11. While the software is downloading, you may monitor its progress on the bar at the bottom of your screen.
  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.exe
    Screenshot showing that the Yuja Software station file downloaded.
  13. A pop-up will appear and you will select Run
    Screenshot showing posibe Open file Security Warning that may occur. Run Option highlighted.
  14. A series of pop-ups will appear and you will select Next
    InstallShield Wizard for YuJa Software Station shown with Next option highlighted
  15. Select I Accept the Terms and License Agreement and click Next
    Screenshot of End User Licence Agreement for YuJa System. I accept button choosen and highlighted. Next button is also highlighted.
  16. The Install window will show the folder where it is choosing to install the software. Select Next
    Destination folder pop up shown with Next button highlighted
  17. Finally, select Install
    Ready to Install the Program Pop Up shown with Install button highlighed.
  18. Wait for the Install to complete (This process may take several minutes)
    Install pop up showing Status Bar finished
  19. A User Account Control Window will appear. Choose Yes to “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device”
    User Account Control Pop up shown with Yes choice highlighted.
  20. When the InstallShield Wizard is complete, Uncheck the “Launch the program” box
  21. Then Choose Finish
    InstallShield Wizard Completed pop up shown. Launch the program is NOT chosen. Finish button is highlighted.
  22. Go back to the Capture & Live Stream window and choose Start Capture
    Capture and Life Steam pop up shown this time so use can choose Start Capture.
  23. Depending on your computer system set-up you may have browser or Firewall pop-ups appear to confirm that you want to Open YuJa Software or Allow Access for YuJa to operate. Choose the appropriate response to allow YuJa to operate on your system.
    1. Example of Chrome Browser pop up:Shows Open Yuja Software warning that may appear.
    2. Example of Firewall Security pop up:Shwos Windows Security Alert that may appear.
  24. Now the Capture Software will open and you can begin recording
    Screenshot of YuJa Capturing software window.
  25. Enter a Title for the video and, if preferred, a description.Image of Yuja Capture Software Title area highlighted.
  26. You will also want to choose from the drop down where you would like to save your recording
    Image of Menu for dropdown location options.
  27. 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 Settings under Screen Capture Option.
  28. 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
  29. 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 left hand menu in Yuja Software with choices of Video, Audio, Screen, Live and Profile
  30. 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
    Screen Shot of Screen Option choosen and "Select display" popup menu.
  31. 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 Preview Screen
  32. 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 countdown that appears on the screen.
  33. 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 button controls that appear in the lower right of computer screen. One is the YuJa Logo, one is a Record button, and one is a Pause button.

  34. If you are looking at the  YuJa software station while recording it will display a red dot image with the word Capturing
    Red dot next to word "Capturing"
  35. 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
    Capturing Finish button
  36. 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.
    End of Captioning Pop Up message asking if you would like to save or delete the last capture.
  37. To find the recording go back to YuJa in Blackboard and choose Upload & Manage
    Screen capture of Upload and Manage choice in Menu
  38. 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.
  39. When the Video has been processed you can hover over the video thumbnail to reveal the video control options.
    Screen Capture of Media Library with one video that is finished and another one that still shows the "Processing" message.


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.