hudsonHigh-quality video plays an increasing role in higher education, from regular lecture captures to video conferences and study sessions for distance learners. Students expect convenient access to video content, and institutions need software solutions that can effectively manage a large library of media content.

Institutional Needs

Storage solutions are a growing challenge for many universities. Maintaining adequate on-site storage can be costly and challenging.  YuJa’s cloud-based storage is expandable, scaling to meet your needs.

Growth
The YuJa Cloud can grow with your institution’s media library, without the need for additional hardware or IT personnel.

Accessibility
Media content stored on the YuJa Cloud is accessible from anywhere, via a computer or mobile device. Administrators, instructors and students can easily adapt to accessing and using the YuJa Cloud for media storage.

Integration
The YuJa Cloud can be fully integrated with your LMS using LTI.

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The Media Library

The YuJa Media Library provides an essential organizational framework for the entirety of an institution’s media content. The Media Library is organized much like your own hard drive–there are folders and sub-folders within those folders and provides a comprehensive video content management system for education.

The Media Library includes several different folders, each with different access privileges depending on the user’s role in the LMS and YuJa.

  1. The Course Channels folder includes individual sub-folders for each course. Administrators will see all courses, while students and instructors will see sub-folders for their own courses.
  2. The Campus Channel folder provides individual sub-folders for different departments on campus. Departments can choose to share a variety of different media content in their departmental campus folders, as well as folders that allow you to make content visible to all students or all faculty.
  3. The Public Channel includes three different folders; featured videos, all videos, and library. The Featured Videos will be prominently featured on your institution’s Media Library site. All videos includes all videos added to the Public Channel. Finally, the library is organized by schools or departments within your institution.
  4. User Collections include individual user folders. These individual folders are where users, including students, instructors and administrators, privately store media files. These files can then be shared in other Media Channels.

User Access

One of the most essential aspects of media management for education is access–both allowing it and preventing it! The Media Library folders, as described above, make it simple to control access.

  • The Public Channel enables you to share videos with anyone–from potential students to alumni. There’s no need for a login to view these videos.
  • The Campus Channel Folder is accessible to students, instructors and administrators, with the ability to direct content to student or faculty populations .
  • Course Channels are accessible to administrators, as well as course instructors and enrolled students.  Instructors can also choose to invite others to see their course media folders.
  • User collections are organized by name. Administrators can see and access all folders; instructors can see and access some folders and students can see and access their own folders.

Media can be copied and moved into other folders as needed to control user access.