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Benefits of Migrating to YuJa Enterprise Video Platform

YuJa empowers learning enterprises to create engaging educational experiences. “Switching technology solutions doesn’t have to be a burden. Our experienced implementation and support teams understand all the logistics and can help create a seamless transition for the institution and students alike,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa Inc. “YuJa is an innovative, robust, affordable alternative to VidGrid for educational enterprises.”

All-in-One Platform

YuJa’s Enterprise Video Platform is an all-in-one solution that empowers instructors and course designers to securely create, manage, discover, collaborate and stream accessible content across devices. 

“Switching technology solutions doesn’t have to be a burden. Our experienced implementation and support teams understand all the logistics and can help create a seamless transition for the institution and students alike,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa Inc. “YuJa is an innovative, robust, affordable alternative to VidGrid for educational enterprises.”

  • It’s designed with institutions in mind, and quickly integrates with your LMS
  • The Media Platform is a comprehensive Video Content Management System (VCMS) that hosts video and digital media in a secure Cloud environment.
  • YuJa facilitates flipped classroom and classroom capture, with hardware, software, browser and mobile capture options. 

Consolidate Your Ed-Tech Tools

In addition to lecture capture, YuJa’s solutions enable consolidation of many ed-tech tools into one platform. Solutions include:

  • Live Streaming 
  • Video Conferencing 
  • Test Proctoring 
  • Digital Accessibility, 
  • Archiving and Compliance 
  • Real-time audience response

Student learning with a video platformSupport You Can Count On

We pride ourselves on our second-to-none customer success, implementation and support teams. Customer service is always included with each deployment license, which includes live, total user customer service, dedicated account management staffing and consistent support, all backed by the team’s award-winning product engineering and operations teams.   

Our Experience is Broad

YuJa has experience migrating hundreds of thousands of terabytes of video data from all competitors, including VidGrid. YuJa also has a highly-experienced Customer Success team that has performed migrations at scale, from start to finish, in a matter of weeks.

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.”

How Higher Education Can Leverage Data Lakes to Manage the Onslaught of Video and Digital Media Content

The good news for administrators is that data is and can stay a college or university’s friend, helping record and distribute lectures, capture information, streamline processes and create more efficient systems for managing information. The key, of course, is ensuring your organization has proper storage, management and security/compliance protocols. 

Here are some top tips to working with large amounts of data, particularly video data:

Ensure Your Platforms Are Scalable

Ensuring your platforms are scalable and that your organization is using the right platform for each data type is important. Basic file management systems, like Learning Management Software (LMS) platforms, are inadequate for storing video content. That’s because video files are large, which means not only do they take up a lot of space on your device, they also require a lot of bandwidth to send, download or stream. To handle video content, make sure you have a system designed for video content management. 

Make Sure You’re Using the Right Platform for Each Data Type

Similarly, Zoom isn’t an ideal storage space for video data. The YuJa Video Content Management System (Video CMS) enables organizations to store, manage, and stream media content both inside-and-outside their enterprise with a scalable platform designed for your organization.

If your organization is saving files strictly for compliance reasons, it’s best to turn to an e-discovery and storage compliance solution like YuJa Himalayas, where institutions can store data lakes in a searchable, compliant and cost-effective manner.  

What Are Data Lakes and How to Manage Them

Data lakes are central repositories for internal, external, structured and unstructured data accumulated from a variety of sources. Organizations can store data in its original form, thereby allowing the flexibility to analyze and build optimized data architectures. This makes it not only possible, but simple for IT professionals, administrators and others to efficiently and quickly extract insights from enterprise data.

 

According to recent Aberdeen research study, the average company is seeing the volume of their data grow at a rate that exceeds 50% per year. The same study noted that organizations who implemented a Data Lake outperforming similar companies by 9% in organic revenue growth.

 

Tools that help organizations identify regulatory and corporate compliance risks in video, audio, and documents are optimal for managing large volumes of data. These tools can provide searchable transcriptions of spoken words, and optical character recognition (OCR) of screen content.

How a Security and Compliance Solution Can Help

As organizations scale video and audio collaboration, the challenge of compliance makes it difficult to increase usage within regulated sectors. YuJa Himalayas provide a unified Platform to review and search video conference recordings, analyze and search visual content, and provide compliant archiving of video content. 

Your institution’s video can be integrated into existing compliance programs, whether it’s data archiving, storage tiering, visual search, policy management or automated ingestion. Himalayas automatically provides tools to identify regulatory and corporate compliance risks in video, audio, and documents by providing the searchable transcriptions of spoken words and optical character recognition (OCR) of screen content. Additionally, YuJa Inc. is a SOC 2-compliant firm achieving the highest standard for corporate and information technology (IT) governance.

YuJa, Inc. Obtains Data Privacy Certification Through IMS Global

“YuJa, Inc. connects millions of  students to learning applications daily. Data privacy is a top concern and something we’re committed to now and in the future,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa, Inc. “This certification solidifies our commitment to data privacy and security to protect institutions and their users.” 

IMS Global TrustEd Apps Certification Seal

The certification was awarded after a rigorous application and certification process that was vetted by IMS staff. To earn the certification, organizations must also complete training on the IMS TrustED Apps vetting process, followed by a self assessment, and organizational leaders must commit to resolving any issues that arise in the vetting process or in the evaluation rubric as it evolves in the future. 

“In addition to maintaining standards for interoperability, the IMS Global Learning Consortium community strives through its rigorous community-developed app vetting process to ensure that educational technology applications fulfill requirements for privacy and security and assure responsible usage of the information gathered by these applications,” IMS Global says.

What is the TrustEd Apps & Data Privacy Certification?

Most educational applications are created and managed by vendors who do their best to protect the identity of the individuals accessing the system and the data that they generate. However, a comprehensive review of student privacy, data security, and other safety issues is the responsibility of the school or district to ensure that appropriate safeguards of student data are in place, the IMS website states. 

Vetting educational applications can provide additional assurance that the information gathered by these educational applications is being used responsibly. The TrustEd Apps program is the process that IMS has developed to vet applications and certify them for data privacy. As part of its ongoing effort to provide privacy and security in its product lineup, YuJa, Inc. has obtained the IMS TrustEd Apps™ Seal for Data Privacy Certification.

What Does This Seal Mean?

For suppliers, the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal certifies that an application satisfactorily completes the rigorous and trusted IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process, and its ratings on the IMS TrustEd Apps Rubric are fully disclosed and meet a specified level of expectation of data privacy.

What is IMS? 

IMS enables a plug-and play-architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products can be rapidly deployed and work together seamlessly. 

“IMS member suppliers are the market leaders in innovation,” IMS Global says. “IMS member institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster. IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students, and institutions.”

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