Case Study: How YuJa Helps North Carolina Virtual Public School Provide Supplemental Instruction to Tens of Thousands of Middle and High School Students Statewide

Students in sixth through twelfth grades enroll through their local public school, and grades are reported to their school for credit. The courses use learning management and collaborative software to maximize student interaction in each class. The purpose of the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NC Virtual) is to provide e-learning opportunities to students.

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Case Study: Entire North Dakota University System Relies on YuJa to Deliver Top-Notch Educational Experiences

“One of our institutions, University of North Dakota, started an RFP for a video service, so we decided to join their search along with the other 10 institutions,” explained Randy Wald, Operations Manager, Academic Services and Training. Wald and his team support learning technologies across the system, as well as provide training and best practices.

Based on usability, tools offered, its clean aesthetic and affordability, YuJa came out on top.

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Improve the Learning Experience with Hardware and Software-Based Lecture Capture Technology

“Both software and hardware solutions have numerous advantages, and both help leverage technology to bring interactive educational opportunities to students.”

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform allows a scalable lecture capture solution with desktop-based software, a hardware capture appliance, in-browser capture tools and mobile capture applications. 

Software Capture and Personal Capture Applications 

Record lectures anywhere and from any device, including mobile devices, with Software Capture

Software capture offers: 

  • Flexible course delivery across locations
  • Access using any device, whether its a browser, phone or tablet
  • The ability to present using slides, audio, video and other peripherals
  • Multi-stream audio and video captures with automatic-captioning
  • Search-inside-video capabilities

Additionally, mobile apps allow students and instructors to record and view content on the go with an HTML5-based media player.

The YuJa Hardware Hub is Another Powerful Lecture Capture Solution

YuJa HardwareSimply placing a YuJa Hardware Hub in classrooms enables lecture capture and live streaming of multi-source content. 

With the Hardware Hub, instructors can: 

  • Automate recording, remotely scheduling, starting and pre-scheduling on their schedule
  • Publish and distribute content automatically
  • Integrate hardware with existing video and audio sources
  • Preview sources connected to the Hardware Hub, which enables real-time source monitoring

Advantages of Hardware and Software-Based Lecture Capture Solutions

YuJa Software CaptureBoth software and hardware solutions have numerous advantages, and both help leverage technology to bring interactive educational opportunities to students. No matter which solution is chosen, videos are processed with AI-based semantic analysis, which enables auto-captioning and video search. 

Which solution is right for an institution depends, but listed below are some considerations for each.

Software-Based Capture is:

  • Cost-effective. It doesn’t require additional equipment outside of a podium computer or instructor’s laptop.
  • Easy to use. This solution may require more instructor involvement than a hardware solution.
  • Intuitive. Software Capture is an ideal option for new users who are looking to test the features of YuJa.

Device-Based Capture (the Hardware Hub) is:

  • Scalable. This solution is ideal for university-sponsored connected classroom integration.
  • Automated. Device-based capture automates the process and reduces instructor involvement in lecture capture. It can be turned on manually or set to activate according to a pre-programmed schedule.
  • Hands-off. This solution allows a more hands-off approach, making it ideal for faculty who prefer not to manage technology.

Student Perspective: How YuJa’s Accessibility Tools Helped a University of Alberta Student in Their Final Semester

Odayh Jamal recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, a Top 5 Canadian university located in Edmonton, Alberta. During his last semester, two of his instructors started using the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform’s Lecture Capture tools to record and disseminate lectures to students. 

Student Use Case 

“Videos captioned in other platforms were often unreliable and inaccurate. It wouldn’t catch certain words, making it hard to find what you’re looking for later.”

Odayh used the Video Platform for three primary purposes, all of which reflect the university’s goals of providing accessible and inclusive content to learners:

  • Transcripts: YuJa features like transcripts, which provides text of spoken words, made searching simple. “The transcripts made it easy to read everything that was said during class,” Odayh said, adding that transcripts also simplified searching by keywords when reviewing for exams. “The ability to search the text allowed me to find exactly what I was looking for.” 
  • Auto-Captions: An accessibility feature, many students use captions for an added layer of comprehension. Instructors were using another vendor prior to YuJa, but Odayh said the captions weren’t reliable. “Videos captioned in other platforms were often unreliable and inaccurate. It wouldn’t catch certain words, making it hard to find what you’re looking for later,” he relayed.
  • Rewatching Lectures: Before starting an assignment, and particularly before midterms and finals, Odayh said he would rewatch lectures to review any problem concepts and to ensure he was prepared. “(The other software) wasn’t optimized for learning,” Odayh stated. “In my final semester at the University of Alberta, YuJa made it easy to find information in eClass (Moodle Learning Management System).”

Embracing New Technology Improve the Learning Environment

Odayh said instructors embraced the new technology, which provided another avenue to connect during the pandemic. “If institutions want to make a positive switch, using YuJa could help improve the learning environment for students,” he concluded. “It’s definitely easier than other platforms.”

YuJa Ranks Alongside Zoom, Gitlab in Top 20 Percent on Forbes’ List of America’s Best Startup Employers

“The 500 companies on our list of America’s Best Startup Employers have had to pivot, attracting and engaging employees through virtual games, classes and support systems in a year unlike any other,” the article said.  

Methodology

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to evaluate 2,500 American businesses founded between 2011 and 2018 with at least 50 employees. Each business was started from scratch, not spun out of existing enterprises. Companies were judged based on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth. 

According to Forbes, as it compiled information on companies, Statista reviewed articles, blogs and social media posts pertaining to each employer searching for specific phrases centered on keywords like culture, diversity and engagement. Statista then assessed employee satisfaction by evaluating online reviews, and measured growth by examining the organizations’ website traffic and head counts over a two-year period.

Top 20 Percent

Coming in at Number 78, YuJa ranks in the top 20 percent of the list. Founded in 2012, YuJa is a leader in enterprise media solutions. Our products harness the power of media to educate, engage, inspire and collaborate. Our portfolio includes products for video management, lecture capture, live streaming, social learning, video conferencing, digital asset management, video test proctoring, digital media accessibility, and digital archiving and compliance.

“YuJa is proud to be recognized for the work we do in helping institutions and corporations with their video and content recording, distribution and storage needs,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa. “We have built a group of incredibly intelligent, talented and passionate people to help build and scale this company over the years, and we wouldn’t be successful without our team.”

YuJa Formally Announces Partnership with Florida’s Sports Coast to Provide Digital Asset Management Solutions

Following an extensive review of major digital asset management platforms across the marketplace and a Request for Quote (RFQ) process, the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform was selected. “We look forward to providing forward-thinking governmental organizations such as Florida’s Sports Coast with scalable solutions for digital asset management,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of YuJa, Inc.

Florida’s Sports Coast’s awarded contract includes enterprise integration, password-protection ability when sharing content, a user-friendly and secure interface, and a digital asset management solution that provides full support to all users.

About Florida’s Sports Coast

Still a new brand among fellow Florida destinations, Experience Florida’s Sports Coast looks to celebrate its one-year anniversary on March 7, 2020. Originally evolved as an homage to its sports roots, the brand’s tagline, “Let’s Play!” celebrates the active traveler, adventurous family, avid angler and lively local in an approachable and spirited way. The destination has redefined the recreational retreat and serves up endless fun for adventure seekers. With 35 area parks, vibrant nature trails, thrilling zip line courses, hot air balloon outings, nearby islands with four artificial reefs, year-round recreational fishing, paddleboard and kayak trails, the options for exploration are unlimited.

YuJa Formally Announces Partnership with Johnson County Community College to Provide Media Management and Lecture Capture Solutions

“YuJa was built to seamlessly integrate with our partners’ existing technology investments to create new instructional offerings and learning opportunities,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of YuJa Inc. “Our partnership with Johnson County provides industry-leading solutions for media across their campus.”

The awarded contract fulfills Johnson County Community College’s functional requirements to integrate their existing Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to create accessible and modern media management solutions.

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About Johnson County Community College

With 44,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the largest institution of undergraduate education in the state of Kansas. Nationally known for the quality of its programming and teaching, JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area.

YuJa Formally Announces Vendor Partnership with Allied States Cooperative (ESC-Region 19 Purchasing)

“Our partnership with Allied States Cooperative and similar agreements simplify and streamline the procurement process for organizations of all sizes,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of YuJa Inc.

Allied States Cooperative is a national governmental purchasing cooperative which competitively bids and awards contracts to local, regional, and national vendors in compliance with local, state, and federal procurement laws and regulations. The ESC-Region 19 Purchasing contracts are available to public schools, charter schools, private schools, community colleges, universities, cities, other governmental agencies, and non-profits.

The new partnership opens additional procurement capabilities in order to improve efficiencies between YuJa and its contracting institution. The contract offers the opportunity for YuJa to partner with more institutions of all sizes, nationwide.

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About Allied States Cooperative

The ESC-Region 19 Purchasing (Allied States Cooperative) is a national governmental purchasing cooperative that competitively bids and awards contracts to local, regional, and national vendors in compliance with local, state, and federal procurement laws and regulations. The ESC-Region 19 Purchasing (Allied States Cooperative) contracts are available to public schools, charter schools, private schools, community colleges, universities, cities, counties, other governmental agencies, and non-profits. No fees are charged to the ESC-Region 19 Purchasing (Allied States Cooperative) members.

YuJa Announces Site-Wide Agreement with Austin Peay State University to Provide Streaming Media and Closed Captioning Services

“Digital accessibility is a fundamental aspect in shaping the future of teaching and learning,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of YuJa, Inc. “We are excited to partner with forward-thinking universities like Austin Peay State University to support the specific needs of every learner.”

The contract was awarded following a rigorous Request for Proposal (RFP) process that defined the institution’s minimum service requirements for content development features, LMS integration, and standards-based captioning integration. The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform provides Austin Peay State University with the solutions needed to ensure that all their users’ content meets their accessibility requirements, including a vendor that provides human captioning capabilities.

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About Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University is located on an urban campus that for over 180 years has been used for educational purposes and on which the buildings of five colleges have stood. APSU is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, the state’s fifth largest and youngest city. The school is named after former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, a Clarksville native. Austin Peay is a four-year public, masters level university offering over 56 majors and 63 different concentrations.

Fulton County Government Selects YuJa to Provide Digital Asset Management Solutions

“Secure content management systems allow for seamless production, design, and distribution of digital content,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of YuJa, Inc. “We are excited to provide leading governmental organizations like Fulton County with a scalable digital asset management solution.”

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform was selected following a formal process that described the minimum service requirements for enterprise integration, deep media searching capabilities, password protection ability when sharing content, and a digital asset management solution that provides full support to all users. The awarded contract provides Fulton County Government’s users with a secure DAMS platform to safely disseminate assets across all their relevant departments and provide training videos for their staff.

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About Fulton County Government

Fulton County is home to over one million residents who enjoy first-rate schools, world-class sports and entertainment, public transportation, and a government that is committed to providing exceptional services. In addition to unincorporated territory in the southern part of the county, Fulton County is composed of the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Fulton, and Union City. Fulton remains committed to insuring that all people are healthy, safe, self-sufficient, have economic opportunities, lives that are culturally enriched, and trust that government is efficient, effective, and fiscally sound.

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