What is the YuJa Media?

YuJa offers an out-of-the-box extension that enables you to view, record, upload, publish, search, and share video directly from your Blackboard Learn environment. This is used to improve student engagement, creativity and learning results, as well as ease of use for students and faculty.

YuJa is directly integrated with Blackboard Learn and provides features and modules, such as Mashup tool and course tool so that users can upload and embed media easily.

Why use?

Easy Video Uploading – Upload, manage, assign, and share content (based on permissions) with a private media library for each Blackboard user.

Create webcam videos – Welcome messages, introductions, assignment instructions, simple demonstrations, and other webcam media.

Screen Recording – Easily record the screen, along with audio and webcam feeds, to create and publish screen-casts. Instructors can record and share lectures, presentations, software tutorials, and additional screen-casts.

Shared Repository – Use to share media among the entire institution

Comments – Boost online conversations and user engagement by allowing users to comment on videos.

Analytics – Faculty can view course-level reports for video engagement:

  • Which videos are students watching the most?
  • Which students contribute the most videos?
  • Which students watch the most videos?
  • How long are students watching each video?

Accessibility – YuJa’s video player is compliant with ADA requirements.

Browse, Search and Embed – Quickly find and embed videos based on metadata (name, description, tags, categories)

Tutorials to Get Started

Accessing YuJa

Accessing the YuJa Platform

Creating media with YuJa

Webcam and/or Screen Recording (Windows/PC user  or Macintosh OS X user)

Uploading media

Uploading existing media (video, audio) to YuJa

Adding existing media (embedding or linking) in Blackboard Learn

Adding existing video to Blackboard Learn

Viewing media distributed via YuJa

YuJa media player overview

Keyboard shortcuts for YuJa media player

Other Tutorials

Viewing Reports of usage of your media

Training and Support

YuJa online training schedule


If you have any further questions about how to utilize YuJa for distribution of media to students and/or how to record using your webcam and/or screen, please feel free to stop by the Faculty Commons (open lab hours are available at:  ) or contact the ITS HelpDesk at 303-352-7548 24/7.