January YuJa Ed-Tech Platform January Updates to Know About

See key highlights below and check out the full release details at updates.yuja.com.

YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Mobile App – Archer Release

Update Highlights
  • A Brand-New Mobile App for iOS and Android: The Mobile App has been redesigned from the ground up to be faster, more modern, and compatible with new devices. Available for iOS and Android, our new Mobile App features a modern UI and performance enhancements to greatly improve the user experience.
  • Access Your My Media Library On the Go:  The “My Media” tab that allows users to view all content in their collection and upload new media no matter where they are or what device they use.
  • New Video Player Features Added Functionality and a Fresh UI: Our new Video Player includes added functionality to take full advantage of the features already available to users in the HTML5-based web app. This includes viewing multi-stream videos, toggling captions, and subtitles, moving 10 seconds forward or backward, and more. 
  • A New Way to View Course Channels: A new Channel view will show users all videos within a Channel for easy access all content published to their courses.
  • My Media Now Supports Robust Global Search: A new global search functionality on the My Media page enables users to search and access all of their media content.
  • A New In-App Support Page Has Been Introduced: An in-app support page has been implemented to address any questions or concerns users have regarding our products and services. YuJa Help will allow users to call our toll-free support line, email, and access product documentation, all in one place.
  • Users Can Now Open Links and Access Various Document Types: In addition to accessing and watching videos, users can open hyperlinks and access PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and more in the Video Platform.

YuJa Verity Test Proctoring Platform – Quartz Release 

Key Updates
  • Verity Live: Integrated Text Chat for Automated Browser Extension and Lockdown App Proctoring:  For live proctoring sessions, proctors and students can communicate with each other through our built-in chat feature.
  • Verity Live: Audio Chat for Automated and Lockdown App Proctoring: Proctors and students can communicate with each other during a live assessment by establishing a two-way audio connection.
  • New Accessible Design for Verity’s Proctor Settings: We have redesigned the Verity proctor settings to better suit smaller screens. By designing smaller UI elements and reorganizing each proctor setting, instructors can easily view and navigate to their desired settings on any screen size.
  • Enhanced System Check to Enforce Screen Recording: To increase security measures, the Verity System Check will now require students to share their entire screen instead of having the option to share a tab or window for recording.
  • Review a List of Websites Visited by Students:  Instructors can enable Record Web Traffic to track and review specific websites visited by each student during an assessment.
  • Flagged Event for Server Disconnections: In cases where a student’s device may become disconnected from Verity’s servers, such as losing internet connection, Verity will flag the issue for instructors to review.

YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Update – Banyan Release

Release Highlights
  • New Generative AI Capability – Add AI-Generated Multi-Lingual Dubbing to Create Language Tracks: Content Creators can use AI credits to auto-generate audio language tracks for their videos.
  • New Fleet Management Capability – Update Software Capture Versions Remotely: Adding to our fleet management capabilities, Administrators can click a button on the Admin Panel’s Devices tab to remotely deploy the latest Software Capture version to a classroom computer (requires upcoming Software Capture Version 14.1)
  • My Media Now Shows Real-Time Recording Status Updates for Active Software Captures: To accurately reflect the status of a Software Capture session in real-time, we have introduced new placeholder states, such as Recording, Paused, and Uploading to Cloud. We have a few more states to add in an upcoming release, such as Upload Failed and Upload Stalled when the classroom or user’s computer is switched off. 
  • Rewind a Live Stream with a Refreshed Live-Stream Media Player with Integrated DVR-Style Rewind Controls: We are introducing a refreshed Live Stream Media Player interface with new capabilities to rewind live streams and then jump to live at the click of a button. We also refreshed the iconography, scrubber bar, and player controls, with more to come in upcoming releases.
  • Establish Custom Transcoding Profiles to Encode a Video with a Specific Resolution and Bitrate:  Administrators can create a customized Transcoding Profile that Content Creators can subsequently apply to their videos.
  • New Digital Asset Management Capabilities with Auto-Generated Thumbnails for a Variety of File Types: We now support auto-generating preview thumbnails for various new file types, such as TIFF, NEF, RAW, EPS, SVG, PDF, and PSD.

YuJa Himalayas Data Archiving Platform Update – Banyan Release

Release Highlights
  • Cold-Archived Content Now Appears in Visual Search Results: The Video Platform’s search bar will now show results for Active and Himalayas Cold Archived content. This enables institutions to seamlessly find content across storage tiers with a single search.
  • Minor UI and Accessibility Improvements to the Dashboard: We have made minor adjustments to center the elements and text within the dashboard and enhanced the dashboard’s responsiveness by providing graphs that adapt to various screen sizes.
  • Optimized Delete Transcode Policy: The Delete Transcode policy has been updated to not remove transcodes for videos viewed within the last 30 days or have not been on the Video Platform for more than 30 days.

YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform – Mana Peak

Release Highlights
  • New PDF Remediation MAX Engine: A Premium Engine Available to Customers with Deeper PDF Remediation Workflows: A new PDF Remediation MAX Engine powers a new class of PDF remediation that enables users to address more complex PDF-related accessibility issues directly within the LMS, including contrast, font size adjustments, provision of alternative text for images, and more.
  • New AutoPilot Tool: AI-Powered Tool to Propose Accessibility Fixes: We’ve launched an industry-first feature, AutoPilot, an AI-powered tool that automatically proposes document accessibility fixes for PDF, DOCX, PPTX, and HTML files. With just one click, AutoPilot users can send proposed fixes to the Remediation Engine, which will automatically remediate the document. In the future, AutoPilot will propose fixes for other issue types, as well as broaden the scope to Course and the full LMS. AutoPilot will currently propose fixes for the following issue types: font size, color contrast, missing alternative text.
  • Enhanced Support for OCR Conversions: OCR Text and OCR Immersive Reader: We;ve expanded our OCR conversion engine to provide two new capabilities for generating distinct documents based on the OCR’d content.
    • OCR Text: Generate a brand new text file.
    • OCR Immersive Reader: Use the immersive reader for OCR’d content.
  • No LMS Required for SAML-SSO Authentication Support for the Panorama Platform: Administrators, instructors, and students can access their respective reports and accessibility settings by signing in to the Panorama Platform directly with their SAML-SSO integration.
  • Add Users Outside of the LMS to the Panorama Platform: Administrators can add users not registered for their LMS into the Panorama Platform to manage Panorama reports and settings based on their assigned roles.
  • New Accessibility Design Tool Elements: We have expanded our Accessibility Design Tool to incorporate two new elements when creating HTML content, including a progress bar for long-form content for viewers to keep track of their progress, and an expander, for placing expandable cards to display additional content.

YuJa Ed-Tech Platform Updates to Know About

See key highlights below and check out the full release details at updates.yuja.com.

YuJa Enterprise Video Platform and YuJa Himalayas Digital Archiving – Alpine Release 

Update Highlights
  • New Generative AI to Detect Video Chapters (Moments of Impact): With the use of new Generative AI capabilities, Video Chapters allow viewers to automatically select key moments of impact within a video or audio recording.
  • Video Editor Introduces New Audio Waveform Engine to View Multi-Track Audio: The Video Editor features an updated audio waveform processing engine that allows you to view independent audio streams on separate tracks instead of the previous single track that displayed all audio waveforms. Content Creators can also split a video and its associated audio track.
  • Video Editor Can Build a Multi-Stream Video Using Full-Length, Independent Streams: Content Creators can import video clips as new, independent streams, allowing them to create multi-stream videos with up to four streams within a single video.
  • Video Quizzes Support Automatic Grading for Short Answer and Partial Points for Questions with Multiple Answers: Video Quizzes will allow instructors to set grading options for Short Answer question types. Instructors can manually review the answer and enter a grade or automatically assign full points for answers greater than a specified word count. Content Creators can also award partial points for the “Select Multiple” question types.
  • Prioritized Human-Captioning Over Auto-Captions: Video content will now prioritize human-generated captions, automatically replacing any auto-generated captions. These human-generated captions will then be utilized for transcript generation, ensuring content is accurately transcribed.
  • Himalayas Now Performs Automatic Regeneration of Transcodes Based on View Behavior: In YuJa Himalayas Digital Archiving Platform, administrators can set the minimum weekly view count for videos to automatically generate their transcodes, regardless of whether they were never uploaded or deleted through a Recurring Policy Action—Delete Transcodes or Archive to EVP.

YuJa Verity Test Proctoring Platform – Pearl Release 

Key Updates
  • New Dashboard for Live Proctoring: Verity Live provides a more intuitive and seamless navigation experience for proctors. Now, proctors can effortlessly explore various views, including Gallery, Screen View, and Student Specific View. 
  • Verity Live Now Offers Live Student-Specific View: Proctors can quickly direct their attention to a specific student during an assessment by simply selecting a student and accessing a full-screen view of the real-time video and screen feed.
  • Assign Custom Flag Levels for Events: Instructors have the flexibility to tailor event flagging to meet their standards by assigning custom flag levels—Minor, Major, or Severe—for events recorded during proctored sessions.
  • New Event to Flag Audio Detection: To ensure the integrity of a student’s testing environment, any loud audio occurrences during the assessment are automatically flagged if the Record Audio setting is enabled.
  • New Lockdown App Setting to Block Virtual Machines: The Lockdown App will allow instructors to enable virtual machine detection to prevent virtual machines to be used to bypass proctor settings.
  • New Lockdown App Setting to Block Applications from Running: Instructors now have more control during online proctored assessments with the new Block Application feature for the Lockdown App.

Software Capture for PC – Ferrero Release

Release Highlights
  • Refreshed User Interface Using Material Design System: The entire Software Capture user interface has been refreshed to use a Material Design interface, which offers a cleaner interface with a key emphasis placed on updating colors and buttons to provide a clear indication of UI elements, all of which are keyboard accessible.
  • New Recording Mini-Bar with Slide-Out Video and Screen Preview: The Software Capture’s Mini-Bar is fully redesigned to provide a sliding video and screen preview that doesn’t show up in the final recording. 
  • New Fleet Management Capabilities – Automatic Start of Scheduled Sessions When Signed Out of Windows: In cases where a computer is signed out of Windows and Creators cannot access the device, the updated Software Capture application ensures that scheduled sessions will still start on time, capturing active devices such as video and audio sources while awaiting the screen source. 
  • Media Foundation Engine Now Used for Live Streaming, Offering Enhanced Live Streaming Performance: Following our transition to the Media Foundation engine as our primary capture engine for recording, we have now extended this capability to live streams. This enhancement is set to significantly improve the live stream experience for viewers, ensuring the highest quality output is received. 
  • Auto-Retry and Connect Profile Devices During Active Recording Sessions: If a recording device assigned to a selected profile is not plugged in at the start of a scheduled session, Content Creators can simply connect the device during the session. The Software Capture application will then automatically detect and integrate the device into the ongoing recording.

YuJa Engage Student Response System – Quebec Release

Key Updates
  • New Chrome Extension to Migrate Questions from Third-Party Applications: Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, and Top Hat: A convenient Chrome extension has been released to streamline the migration of existing questions from competing polling tools, including Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, and Top Hat, to the Engage platform.
  • No More Third-Party Cookies: The Engage LMS integration, with its established and IMS-certified implementation of LTI 1.3/LTI Advantage protocols, has traditionally utilized third-party cookies to ensure secure data transfer between integrated tools. Now, thanks to the adoption of new enhanced protocols, the necessity for third-party cookies is no longer required. 
  • Auto-LTI Role Mapping for LMS Courses: LTI role mapping simplifies user access by aligning the roles within Engage with the highest assigned role in the LMS. For example, if someone has Instructor-level access in one course and Student-level access in another, they can log in to Engage to participate in, create, and publish Polls and Surveys. However, the ability to create and publish content is limited to the course where they have Instructor privileges. This feature is currently only available for Moodle.
  • Real-Time Network Status Monitoring: To address potential network disconnections, we have implemented real-time internet status monitoring. Participants will be able to view their status during a Poll or Survey, and in the event of a disconnection from Engage, participants are immediately notified. Connecting and regaining access to the Poll or Survey is as easy as reconnecting to the network and selecting the refresh button.

COVID-19 and the Use of Remote Learning, Video Learning, and Lecture Capture

To our partners and customers, as global implications continue to arise, YuJa is committed to ensure that your ability to utilize our products is unaffected as we continue to monitor the steady developments.

COVID-19 and the Use of Remote Learning

With institutions worldwide considering how the global outbreak could affect its institutions, major universities have already begun to shift their courses online to reduce risk and the outbreak’s impact on instruction. Many institutions across the University of California system have cancelled in-person classes to make the switch to remote learning and implement various methods of remote work and technology-focused pedagogies more than ever. As developments continue to arise, additional schools and organizations are expected to follow suit.

Utilizing Remote Learning & What is Available

With the increasing switch to online courses permeating schools across the world, e-learning pedagogies such video conferencing tools, online lectures, learning management systems (LMSs), and video platforms are essential teaching tools used to compensate the lack of an in-person classroom setting. 

Enterprise Video Platforms provide easy access to digital learning material from any location. With your all-in-one Video Platform, built-in editing capabilities for video content allow for users to revisit saved content to edit recordings, revise slide contents, improve captioning without the need for third-party applications.  

Content Management Systems (CMS) provide instructors and students with on-demand access to a centralized, searchable video library to store and securely share flipped classroom content and student or instructor-created recordings across multiple formats.

Video Conferencing allows for instructors to deliver virtual lectures and engage with students to provide live discussions online and present certain presentations remotely. With video conferencing, students can also attend virtual office hours to supplement their learning remotely.

As we continue to carefully monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19, our team at YuJa is dedicated to develop a sustainable workflow that helps instructors and students alike continue to maximize their levels of productivity. In a time where individuals have no choice but to work remotely or deal with this illness, YuJa aims to promote clarity and productivity among all institutions worldwide.

Related Article: Three Ways a Flipped Classroom Can Support Students


The Value of a Cloud-Hosted Video Platform

Cloud Hosting vs On-Prem Hosting

Cloud technology imageCloud hosting involves using a network of connected remote and/or virtual devices, which makes the technology scalable, reliable and on-demand. Because information is spread across data centers, if a hosting site goes offline, others compensate to keep your system up and running smoothly. No two organizations’ needs are the same and cloud hosted services can be tailored in an unlimited way, with flexibility in areas like architecture, space and security.  The servers are owned and managed by a vendor.

The alternative to cloud hosting is on-premise, or “self-hosted” solutions. This option uses local resources to run software on computers physically located on-premise of the organization. The organization must have a space for the servers, known as a data center, or use a virtual private server or virtual dedicated service to locate on premise software, but hosting is still provided by the organization’s own hardware.  

Cloud Hosting is a Value Driven Solution 

Cloud hosting has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons, including speed of innovation, operating cost and security. 

“Cloud hosting removes barriers to entry for businesses and organizations, which no longer have to find and train their own team to support their infrastructure,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa, Inc. “It’s a smart, cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes.”

Speed of innovation: Cloud solutions allow for rapid innovation with fewer risks of disruption. Members of your organization can focus on innovating rather than reacting to daily minutia of technical issues that arise when self-hosting. You can scale up or down on demand, test ideas quickly and keep moving toward your organization’s next great idea. 

Internal operating cost: Using the cloud shifts what is normally a capital expenditure to an operating expenditure, lowering the initial costs, as well as ongoing IT management and support costs. On-prem hosting requires a trained team, whereas with cloud solutions, everything is handled through the vendor.

Level of data security and privacy: Cloud platform solutions like the YuJa Cloud ensure data security and privacy, which includes having third-party audits to ensure the highest level of security.

The YuJa Video Cloud

Designed by engineers, scientists and PhDs with a track-record of deploying large-scale distributed systems, each tool within our Enterprise Video Platform leverages the YuJa Cloud to deliver a high-impact user experience. The YuJa Cloud is the backbone of our entire video-powered platform, including lecture capture, media management, live streaming, video conferencing, social learning and mobile video tools.

What is LTI 1.3 and Why is It Important in Higher Ed?

LTI 1.3 is backed by 1EdTech Consortium, a nonprofit member organization “committed to advancing technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment,” the organization states on its website

“Together, the 1EdTech member community is a force multiplier to accelerate digital transformation to enable education institutions to be more innovative, provide a more seamless user experience, and dramatically reduce the cost of integrating products into the educational enterprise systems.”

“Together, the 1EdTech member community is a force multiplier to accelerate digital transformation to enable education institutions to be more innovative, provide a more seamless user experience, and dramatically reduce the cost of integrating products into the educational enterprise systems.”

Benefits of Adopting LTI 1.3

The new security framework behind LTI 1.3 provides enhanced security measures that prioritize the privacy and protection of sensitive information with a more robust security model. 

According to 1EdTech, its security frameworks adopt the industry-standard protocol IETF OAuth 2.0 for authentication services and JSON Web Tokens for secure message signing. It also adopts the open ID Connect workflow paradigm. 

This provides enhanced agility, flexibility, and scalability, while also providing encryption and a mobile-ready model independent of web browsers.

LTI Advantage Builds on LTI 1.3

students looking at a laptop

LTI Advantage expands on LTI 1.3, which makes it easier to build, manage and offer courses while also providing security that puts CIOs and platform providers at ease. LTI Advantage offers three end-user services, including assignment and grade services, deep linking, and names and role provisioning services. 

YuJa is 1EdTech Certified

YuJa, Inc.has implemented the Learning Tools Interoperability and LTI Advantage, and has obtained the IMS TrustEd Apps™ Seal for Data Privacy Certification through 1EdTech (previously the IMS Global Learning Consortium).

YuJa provides modular IMS-certified LTI 1.1 and LTI 1.3 (LTI Advantage) LMS enterprise connectors and cross-connectors for every major LMS – including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, and Moodle – to ensure worry-free integration.

Tips for Improving Lecture Capture Audio Quality

Audio quality is essential for capture functionality; users need to be able to hear what you are saying. Poor audio quality makes captures less useful, and may leave users feeling discouraged and frustrated.

There are multiple components to the overall quality of an audio recording, including the space in which you’re recording, the equipment you’re using, and the settings for your microphone.

The Recording Space

The physical space and ambient noise present can impact the overall quality of the audio in your recording. Consider the differences between a small conference room and a large lecture hall full of students. In an empty conference room, you may have few audio issues. In a full lecture hall, there is likely to be a great deal of ambient noise. While you cannot address all aspects of background noise, you may be able to control some of the following:

  • Turn off ceiling fans and additional, unused appliances and phones. Close your windows to block out vehicles and other outside noise.
  • Position microphones away from the classroom computer. Computer fans can be a significant source of additional noise.
  • Ensure there’s no echo. Typically, a smaller recording space is better to reduce echo, but carpet, furniture, and acoustic foam tiles in a space can all help reduce echo.

The Microphone

The right microphone is essential to good-quality audio recordings. In a small space, like an office, the built-in microphone in a laptop computer or headphone microphone may be adequate. There is little background noise in a small space, and fewer audio challenges. Still, if you choose this method, ensure you have access to editing software that can help enhance the audio.

In a larger lecture hall or auditorium, it’s recommended that you choose a uni-directional microphone, which picks up sound only from one direction. This means the noise of the classroom or conference space will not be picked up on the microphone, while the speaker’s voice will be clear and audible.

Ideally, the microphone should be placed 3-5 inches from the speaker. A stand, or a lapel microphone if you need to move around the room, can help keep the microphone the same distance from the speaker throughout the recording. It also ensures the speaker can use their hands for visual demonstrations.

The Sound Check

In addition to preparing the space and making smart microphone selections, it is helpful to take a moment to check your sound and assess sound quality. Do a test run to check that audio is clear, crisp, and balanced.

If there are two speakers, it’s helpful to record on separate tracks so they can be adjusted separately. Each speaker should wear headphones to avoid picking up the other speaker’s audio as background noise.

YuJa Software Capture enables you to test your audio feed before you begin recording. Check the monitor to assess your volume levels. You can also opt for a short on-demand recording to check and review your audio quality.

YuJa’s HTML5-based Video Editor also allows instructors to edit audio to remove pauses, adjust audio gain adjustments, amplification and re-normalization capabilities.

Find the Right Fit: Lecture Capture vs. Video Podcasting

To get the most out of your video solution, it is important to choose the right recording tools for the right environment and to ensure everything works together seamlessly to create consistency, to allow for ease in training, and to increase adoption throughout your institution.

Lecture Capture is an Ideal Classroom Solution

Lecture capture, or the recording and archiving of audio and video components of a lecture, is ideal in the classroom, whether you opt for a traditional or flipped classroom structure. The YuJa hardware appliance integrates into all classroom multimedia equipment, streaming your lecture directly to the cloud, while software capture provides organizations with the ability to record anywhere and capture multiple inputs. With automated scheduling, you can capture lectures without any additional work. 

Lecture capture offers the following advantages:

  • If you’re recording lectures in a brick-and-mortar classroom, you’re likely to find lecture capture the most practical choice, as you’ll typically be working from a podium in the classroom. 
  • If you opt for software-based lecture capture, you will need to initiate the software; however, it will work on any device. Record with a camera or document camera, or record your smart board or external web camera, or any combination of devices.  
  • Lecture capture integrates into other classroom multimedia resources, including the SmartBoard. 
  • Your students can easily replay, pause and rewind lecture captures for future use.

Additionally, the Software Capture and Browser Capture tools used for lecture capture can be used to create podcasts.

Video Podcasting is Another Powerful Tool to Support Learning

“Podcast” refers to any software and hardware combination that allows automatic downloading of audio files for listening at a user’s convenience.

Video podcasting is ideal for review videos or enrichment materials to supplement work in the classroom; however, it can also be an ideal way to engage with students online, especially in remote learning environments. 

Use cases and advantages include:

  • Video podcasting using your own webcam and microphone is an ideal way to offer information to your students.
  • The videos stream into the cloud and are stored as part of your learning channel. 
  • You can integrate files and materials you’re using directly into your video podcast, or even use an interactive sketchpad to illustrate lessons. This makes video podcasting a practical supplement to classroom learning or an ideal way to present short, manageable lessons for online-only students.

YuJa Expands AV Support to NCast Hardware Encoders to Help Institutions Seamlessly Deliver Multimedia Presentations

NCast Hardware Encoder DeviceYuJa’s integration with NCast will enable instructors to automatically import recordings into the YuJa Video Content Management System (CMS).  

The integration brings together the scheduling, automation, and previewing tools of YuJa’s CMS with NCast’s presentation and recording hardware to help deliver a comprehensive media delivery system. 

“With simple setup and integration into the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, NCast encoders are ready for lecture capture, video conferencing, digital asset management, live streaming events or a host of other uses.”

YuJa provides a powerful combination that delivers across devices. With simple setup and integration into the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, NCast encoders are ready for lecture capture, video conferencing, digital asset management, live streaming events or a host of other uses. 

This newest partnership complements YuJa’s market-leading integration with other hardware encoders, including Matrox, Extron, and Epiphan, ensuring institutions can streamline recording, editing, and streaming.

YuJa partners with a host of other technology and channel partners. View all of our partners.

Affordable, Accessible and More Comprehensive Storage for Your Zoom Recordings

As the most popular video conferencing tool in higher education today, Zoom’s utility is endless. In addition to being accessible anywhere, from any device, recording lectures or meetings ensures no one has to miss out, helps keep everyone on the same page, allows institutions to build a knowledge library and collects helpful analytics and insights. 

woman looking at video conference on a laptop

And because YuJa, Inc. is an Integration Partner with Zoom and offers a Zoom Marketplace app, it offers the ability to import recordings, caption and tag videos, as well as broader search capabilities and the automatic import of Zoom recordings to your learning management system (LMS). 

What many people don’t realize is that not only do YuJa Enterprise Video Platform and Zoom work well in tandem, but the Video Platform is an affordable, more accessible and comprehensive storage solution for Zoom recordings. After recordings are synced, they’re searchable, shareable, accessible and secure.

Advantages of Storing Zoom Recordings in the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform

Cost reduction — Storage solutions through the YuJa Video Platform help maximize fiscal resources, as it’s more economical to store a greater number of recordings in the YuJa Cloud than through the Zoom platform.

Ability to archive — Recordings are stored in an organized, accessible archive for ease of use in the future.

Re-use within an LMS — Recordings can easily be reused within an existing LMS.

Accessibility — Whether your videos need to be accessible to students, the general public or a small group of government officials, your organization has complete control. Auto-captioning and indexing allow for improved search-inside-video capabilities.

Security — Limited administrative controls can pose a security risk. With the inclusion of permission settings, Zoom recordings can be disseminated securely and viewed across any device. 

Record at Scale —  There’s no limit to the number of recordings that can be stored in the YuJa Cloud, which serves as a central repository for easy search and access to videos you need across devices. 

Video Editing —  Content creators can enable multi-stream, non-destructive editing of content for their most essential video and audio editing workflows.

The Zoom Connector for the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform is available for install in the Zoom Marketplace.

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.

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