The Yuja Enterprise Video Platform is available to all instructors to record live lectures. Lecture content that has been recorded can be viewed by students in Moodle.
The technology uses software and hardware to capture classroom elements and package them into a rich multimedia presentation which can be distributed and viewed on personal computers and mobile devices over the internet. The lecture capture software enables the audio recording of lectures in combination with embedded PowerPoint slides, content from secondary devices like document cameras, integrated into a single presentation. The software indexes this content, making it searchable for topics or phrases and allows students to take digital notes while watching videos. Analytics are available to faculty to track student engagement.
Instructors have access to pedagogical and course planning support available through Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Who can use it?
Active faculty - for recording and viewing purposes.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost associated with this service.
How to get it
- Get trained on the recording tool:
- Get started:
- Follow the steps in the Yuja quickstart guide to set up Yuja and start recording!
- If required, you can borrow a USB microphone from a Service Centre for improved audio quality when recording. Submit a web form to make an equipment request.
- Read the following: Concordia's Educational Technology Guidelines for Faculty and Students.
- Follow the steps in the Yuja quickstart guide to set up Yuja and start recording!
- Get help:
Add Yuja to a Moodle course
Full screen video: Add Yuja to a Moodle course
Capture voice and screen
Full screen video: Capture voice and screen
Organize your media folders
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Yuja lecture capture desktop recording - pedagogical resource
Full screen video: Yuja lecture capture desktop recording - pedagogical resource
Video tutorials: https://help.yuja.com/knowledgebase_category/video-tutorials/
Product documentation: https://help.yuja.com/product-documentation/
Quick-start guides: https://help.yuja.com/knowledgebase_category/quick-start-guides/
Which software should you choose?
To help you choose among the various technologies available to support your teaching and learning, consider this chart.
If you want to do the following:
Consider this technology:
Here’s a bit more about the technology
Record the lecture and related slides and images for a traditional class while you’re teaching the class (and make the recording available immediately afterwards to students) through Moodle
|Lecture capture is software that records classroom lectures and captures related slides and images. This type of software is especially useful for large lectures. These recordings provide students who have difficulty following the original lecture with an opportunity to review the class session. Access is provided to students through Moodle. When reviewing the recordings, second-language learners have stated that they can catch points missed in the original lecture. Other students have commented that the recordings are useful resources when studying for quizzes and exams.|
Conduct a regular class at the regularly scheduled time but online because (a) I am traveling one or more weeks out of the term, (b) The class is scheduled at an awkward time and many students will have difficulty making class on time each week, or (c) I want to regularly include guests in other locations in the class
|Connect is a software from the Adobe Corporation that lets instructors and students meet online at the same time in a virtual classroom. In the classroom, instructors can lecture; interact with students through voice, chat, and poll questions; share slides, documents and other resources; and let students work in groups, even though they are located in different places. Instructors can record the session and make the recording available to students to review later.|
“Flip” my class: that is, ask students to complete their readings and view recorded lectures through Moodle before the class session and use class time to work through problem sets or similar activities and answer questions
|Flipped courses are ones in which instructors record lectures and expect students to view them before the class session, so instructors can use class time to work through problems and exercises or similar application activities. Access is provided to students through Moodle.
Camtasia is software that allows users to create a video by narrating a Powerpoint slide presentation or use of another screen on a computer and recording the presentation.
Camtasia also lets users edit the recordings so that they can have the most visual and audio impact.
Because it is easy to use, makes recordings, and allows for easy editing of the video and audio tracks, Camtasia is ideally suited for preparing the recordings used in flipped courses.
Communicate regularly with students outside of class throughout the term
|Moodle is software that lets instructors communicate with students outside of the classroom. A flexible system, instructors use Moodle for one or more of these tasks: sharing announcements; distributing course-related materials—including recordings for the flipped classroom; submitting student assignments; conducting quick polls; and conducting class-related discussions outside of class time.|
Concordia offers Yuja as a service to Concordians. Subject to the applicable collective agreements and policies, videos belong to the person who recorded them.
For more information, please consult your applicable collective agreement and Concordia’s Policy on Intellectual Property, VPRGS-9.
If you place your recorded class/videos on Moodle for a course, you provide Concordia with permission (by way of a license) to display that content as part of the course.
Please note that if students appear or are heard in your recorded class/video then Concordia’s Educational Technology Guidelines for Faculty and Students likely apply.
Please note that, for videos recorded in-class, you are responsible for ensuring that Concordia’s Educational Technology Guidelines for Faculty and Students are respected and for ensuring that you have secured all rights required to post any third party content that may appear in your video (see the Policy on Copyright Compliance, SG-2 for further information).
Yes, Yuja can work as a web-based solution if you are not administrator on your computer. However, if you are not a local administrator and want to install the software client, contact the IT Service Desk.
Recording live lectures is especially useful for large lectures with many students. Furthermore, it is best suited to classes that primarily rely on instructor-led lectures accompanied by slides or documents. Because the microphone is limited to the instructor, highly interactive classes do not lend themselves well to this software because it could miss many of the comments. Similarly, classes that involve much writing on a chalkboard or white board need to be adapted to a document camera for easiest recording. The technology is also suited for creating videos segments before class that students can watch in advance so they can come to class prepared to engage in active learning, this is what we call the flipped classroom. Recorded videos of labs and experiments can also be used as learning objects.
The recordings provide students who have difficulty following the original lecture with an opportunity to review the class session. When reviewing the recordings, second-language learners have stated that they can catch points missed in the original lecture. Other students have commented that the recordings are useful resources when studying for quizzes and exams.
To record lectures, professors use the Yuja Enterprise Video Platform available on all classroom computers.
The professor may start the recordings at the beginning of class sessions or beforehand in the case of a flipped course. Immediately after stopping the recording, the video is uploaded to the cloud, allowing the professor to add a link to Moodle for use by his/her students.
- For technical assistance with Yuja, contact the IT Service Desk.
- For immediate technical classroom support, phone or visit the closest Service Centre for assistance over the phone or to have a technician dispatched to the classroom.
- For course planning support, contact Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.