How YuJa Supported Johnson County Community College Through Tripling Online Enrollment and Streamlining Media Management
When the college sent out an RFP, “YuJa caught our attention,” said Ed Lovitt, Ph.D., Director of Educational Technology and Distance Learning at Johnson County Community College. Dr. Lovitt was part of a committee comprised of numerous faculty groups that helped evaluate RFP submissions. “As we started the evaluation process we kept coming back to YuJa because it offered the functionality and features we were looking for at an extremely competitive price.”
YuJa provided a sandbox for testing, and Lovitt, along with each of the five analysts who work in his department set to work testing YuJa. “We tried knocking holes in it and we couldn’t find anything that wasn’t working the way we wanted it to,” Dr. Lovitt said. YuJa was awarded the contract in 2019 and largely replaced YouTube and TechSmith Relay for video recording and hosting. Because many at the college used Zoom, the college added Zoom integration to the Video Platform.
About the Client
About Johnson County Community College
Located in Overland Park, Kansas, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. The college offers a variety of programs for students to earn an associate degree, certificate, or credits to transfer to a four-year university, as well as continuing education programs.
“As we started the evaluation process we kept coming back to YuJa because it offered the functionality and features we were looking for at an extremely competitive price.
For students, the Video Platform provided a recording of their lectures that they could watch at a later date. “Students have said they appreciate having lectures available to watch when it’s convenient for them. Use of the Canvas mobile app exploded,” Dr. Lovitt noted, adding that videos were embedded into the Canvas course shells and available for students to access at any time. “We didn’t realize the number of students who don’t have access to computers or who don’t have internet access without being on campus. Many depended on their mobile devices to keep track of their courses.”
“As part of their licensing, we need to prove that students watched the videos and remained engaged.”
“As we return to campus we plan to spend more time engaging with the additional tools the Video Platform offers.”
“Support has been tremendous, from implementation on, and responsiveness has been great.”
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