Background: Yuja is a video streaming service, similar to YouTube, available to anyone at USM. Unlike YouTube, Yuja is only available for people at USM. Students can use Yuja to create, store, and stream videos for academic purposes. This includes video from cell phones or mobile devices.
Yuja is connected to Canvas, but this is not a direct connection. Just because you record and save a presentation recording to Yuja does not mean it will automatically appear in Canvas. Adding video from Yuja to Canvas is a manual process that you (the student) must complete for your instructor, and fellow students, to see what you have recorded or created.
Part of the Yuja platform is the ability to store and stream video. These videos do not need to be recorded by Yuja. Pre-existing video and video created with other software or devices, like a cell phone, can be stored on Yuja and streamed/shared to other software. This video demonstrates how to upload non-Yuja videos into Yuja and share them to a Canvas course.
For online students, presentations can be tricky things. If the instructor wants a live presentation, students typically create a slide presentation and present their material through a web conferencing software. However, if the assignment is to record yourself presenting and submit that recording to an online course, that is a bit more difficult. It does not have to be. The following support guide walks you through creating a presentation video using Yuja and Microsoft PowerPoint, and how to share that video to Canvas.
Yuja is a video streaming and storage platform subscribed to by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). It allows users to create and store videos in an online environment, and allows users to embed those videos into Canvas. The following is designed to get students started with Yuja. This guide will provide information on the basic functions of Yuja, how students can create videos with Yuja, and how students may use Yuja video content within Canvas.