How to Integrate Lecture Capture and a Video CMS with Your Canvas LMS

For colleges and universities, the learning management system or LMS serves as a key tool to manage the students’ educational experience. As video has increased in importance, for online, hybrid, and traditional courses, many organizations have struggled with the need to implement effective video content management systems and tools for lecture capture. These tools, the LMS and the video content management system, must work together in unison, communicating effectively with one another and making all of your course-related content easily accessible.

Partnership with Instructure Canvas

Instructure Canvas is one of the most popular learning management systems today, and is growing rapidly. The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform fully integrates with Canvas, providing the ability to blend video into all aspects of the Canvas system.

Canvas Integration with the Platform

Available lecture capture integration options include the ability to integrate the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform into all classes, or just into some courses on a course-by-course basis within the Canvas LMS.

LTI Integration

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform relies upon LTI integration to connect the Platform to the Canvas LMS. LTI integration settings may be managed directly through the Admin Panel by individuals with IT Manager roles. LTI integration enables the LMS to populate YuJa courses and to provide users with course access in a one-step process, with a single username and password.

The Media Chooser

In addition to LTI integration, YuJa also supports a Media Chooser extension available directly through the LMS.  With the Media Chooser, content owners may publish YuJa-created lecture captures and other uploaded media content with the click of a button. This simplifies the process of delivering content to users, and enables both content owners and users to access lecture captures and other course or group content via a single platform. 

Lecture Capture inside Instructure Canvas

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform tools are directly accessible through the Canvas LMS. Instructors may begin a recording directly from Canvas. 

  • The Software Capture Application is available for both personal computers, like a home or office computer, and classroom or meeting room computers.
  • Browser Capture enables a quick-start browser-based capture platform to create mini-recordings.

Video CMS Integration with Canvas

LMS integration provides a comprehensive user experience; users can access all media content in their courses or groups without leaving the Instructure Canvas System.

Adding Media Content from the Video CMS to Canvas

For content owners and users, the experience within the Canvas LMS is a seamless one. The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Media Chooser offers two distinct options; content owners can access their recorded lecture captures and uploaded content through the Media Chooser. The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Media Chooser also provides the ability for the content owner to upload content directly to an individual course. Opening the Media Chooser offers access to YuJa’s easy-to-use Upload feature, enabling the uploading of a wide variety of file types.

Viewing Media Content in Instructure Canvas

When users wish to watch content, it is fully accessible in the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform’s HTML5 Media Player directly through Canvas. There is no need for users to leave the Canvas LMS to access video course content. Content added to courses using the Media Chooser is available via the embedded HTML5 Media Player.

Searching the Video Content Management System Through Canvas

The Media Chooser makes all desired media content available to the user; content owners can embed content directly into the course. Content is then fully searchable, including captioning, slide contents, and tags.

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