Various classrooms around campus are equipped with Cisco recording equipment.  Typically, this equipment includes a camera ate the front and back of the classroom, a lectern computer terminal, and microphone equipment.  Instructors can request their classes be recorded using this equipment and have those recordings posted to their Yuja account.  Students can then gain access to these recordings through Canvas.  The following are directions to scheduling these recordings and posting them to Canvas.

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This options is only available for instructors who teach in a classroom with the Cisco lecture capture equipment.  This equipment is controlled by iTech.  Any problems/errors/issues you may experience with this equipment, the recordings, or scheduling of a recording should be directed to iTech through a helpdesk work order.  If you are unsure if your classroom is equipped with the lecture capture equipment, contact Peyton Gwinn in iTech.

Scheduling a Classroom Lecture Capture

Classroom Lecture Capture is a scheduled process, not manual one you can turn on/off at will. The recording equipment will turn on/off at the start and end times of the course. If you start the class early, or the class runs late, the events before or after the schedule start/end times for the course will not be recorded.

To have your lectures recorded with the classroom equipment, you must complete the following:

  1. In Canvas, add and activate the Yuja link for the course (see 3.2.2 Getting Started – Yuja in your Canvas Course)
  2. Go to and login using your w-number and SOAR/Canvas password
  3. Create an iTech Work Order for “Lecture Capture”

The work order should include the following information:

  • Course name as it appears in University Catalog – with the title, section, and class number – Example: HIS 101 H001 (4589)
  • Instructor name (the person who will “own” the video).  All captures will be up loaded to a sub folder of the owner’s Media Collection in YuJa. The sub folder name will be based on the course information provided above.
  • Classroom where the course will be held (Building and Room Number)
  • Class Dates and Times (beginning and ending) to be recorded.
  • Recording option: Automatically Publish to Course Channel in YuJa? (Yes or No) – If Yes, provide Course name as it appears in the YuJa channel

NOTE: if you plan to have the captures automatically added to a course channel, you will need to create the course channel before submitting the work order.  Please see the Yuja – Getting Started support guide for instructions on how to create a course channel.

Work orders should be submitted at least two weeks prior to first recording. While the work order processing may not take two weeks, iTech cannot guarantee lecture capture will be available within two weeks of work order submission.

Sharing Classroom Captures to Canvas

The recorded lecture videos will be stored within the My Media folder within Yuja. The work order has the ability to automatically publish lecture capture videos to a course channel automatically, but the video content will remain within the instructors My Media folder.

If you choose not to automatically publish the videos to the course channel, you will need to manually publish them for student viewing.  There are two ways to do this:

  • Publishing to a Course Channel
  • Embedding the Video into a Content Page

You can learn more about manually publishing videos to a course channel in the Yuja – Getting Started support guide.  Directions for embedding videos into content pages are located in the Yuja – Embedding Video into Canvas support guide.

Managing Classroom Lecture Recordings

Because these recordings run on a schedule, you may not notice when new videos are posted to your account.  Like many other systems on campus, you have a finite amount of space on your Yuja Account.  Classroom recordings will remain on your Yuja account until they are deleted by the instructor or purged by the system.  If your account storage quota is reached, new recordings may not post to course channels for the current semester.  Since you only have a finite amount of space on your Yuja account, you may need to do one, or both, of the following:

  1. Download/Backup video content
  2. Delete old video content

To download video content from Yuja:

  1. Go to and login
  2. Click on the Main Menu icon and select Media Library
  3. Locate the video you wish to download
  4. Hover your mouse over the video and click the More option that appears in the menu
  5. Below the video, click Downloads.
  6. Click Download Original
  7. A new window/tab will appear.  Select the location on your computer where you wish to save the video.
  8. Click Save

To delete old video content form Yuja:

  1. Go to and login
  2. Click on the Main Menu icon and select Media Library
  3. Locate the video you wish to download
  4. Hover your mouse over the video and click Delete on the menu that appears
  5. Click Yes on the notification window that appears.