Case Study: Bronx Community College – Deploying a Video Platform to Meet Current and Future Instructional Needs

Bronx Community College (BCC) is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), which spans 25 campuses across the city’s five boroughs and offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education opportunities to students of all ages and backgrounds. BCC is home to more than 40 academic programs that prepare students to continue their education at a four-year institution or begin their career. In addition to high-quality academic programs, the college offers the opportunity to learn from outstanding faculty, create flexible class schedules and grow with the support of an academic community. A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), BCC enrolls students from nearly 100 countries.

Bronx Community College is a forward thinking college, but when it came to technology to record and host videos, its former in-house server and labor intensive programs were no longer meeting the college’s needs. In fact, the legacy program the college used didn’t have a user interface where faculty or students could log in. It was inefficient and cumbersome for all parties, which is why the college knew it needed to invest in a more robust solution that could not only act as a video repository, but that could streamline processes and workflows for students and staff.

Albert Robinson, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at Bronx Community College, said he knew the perfect solution existed, and further, he knew there were other colleges in the CUNY system that had gone through the process and were pleased with their results. “I reached out to my colleagues in the CUNY community and was connected to YuJa through a Lehman College contact,” Robinson recalled. “An account executive at YuJa actually gave us a demonstration, and right away we could see the ease of use.”

Several years into using the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, the college still uses it as its main video repository. Additionally, all training, events, and guest speakers are recorded and posted to the Video Platform.

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