District officials were seeking a cloud-based video streaming service that integrates with the Blackboard Learning Management System and provides an intuitive, easy-to-use platform for all users across devices.
“YuJa is an enterprise level system and will be integrated with the College’s learning management system, Blackboard, to provide faculty and students with a feature rich tool to support their instruction and learning. YuJa allows users to create, manage, edit, caption, share, and live stream video content in a secure platform,” the San Jac website says.
“San Jacinto College is pleased to be working with YuJa, Inc.,” said Niki Whiteside, assistant vice chancellor of instructional innovation and support. “We are always looking for exciting and innovative ways to bridge the communication gap with our students, faculty and staff. This partnership will allow San Jac to educate, engage and inspire our community as they work to meet their educational aspirations.”
Training will be offered through December and January with the transition to YuJa as the instructional media platform to take place for the 2021 winter mini session.
“We recognize the challenges institutions face as their video and content needs grow. We’re proud to help San Jacinto College meet their media creation, streaming and storage needs both now and as their needs evolve,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa, Inc.
YuJa has a strong and growing presence across the state of Texas, including at Dallas College, University of Texas at El Paso, University of St. Thomas, Lamar University, McLennan Community College, Texas Wesleyan University, Clarendon College, and others.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top five community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence in 2021, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College spans five campuses serving approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.