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  • May 17, 2024

    YuJa Verity Test Proctoring Platform Update – May 2024

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    We have successfully pushed an update to all instances residing in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union. This update includes real-time notification to live proctors, institution-wide proctoring restrictions, a new workflow for creating a list of approved URLs, enhanced proctoring restrictions UI, the option to send proctor recordings to specified emails, new filtering options for recordings, and quality of live improvements to the media player.


    1. Real-Time Notifications to Live Proctors for Flagged Restrictions
      During a live assessment, the Events log will provide proctors with a list of flagged restrictions that have occurred for each user in real time. Proctors can use this information to immediately view a user’s environment and create any notes regarding the flagged restriction.
    2. Institution-Wide Proctoring Restrictions Such as Disabling Room Scan
      Administrators can choose to disable specific proctoring restrictions across their entire institution, ensuring they are not applied to any assessments. This can be used to disable restrictions that may not comply with an institution’s state-level or even federal policies.
      Institution-Wide Quiz Restrictions with various restrictions disabled.
    3. Create a List of Approved URLs That Can Be Accessed During Assessments
      Previously, the option to create a list of approved URLs was hidden inside the Close Open Tabs and Disable New Tabs restrictions. We have now added the Website Access feature inside the Proctoring Restrictions to allow an approved list of URLs to be accessed during an assessment.
      The Website Access restriction.
    4. Enhanced Proctoring Restriction UI When Selecting Proctoring Platforms
      Some quiz restrictions apply exclusively to specific platforms, like the Desktop Lockdown App. Verity will notify those creating a proctored assessment of any disabled restrictions when they select an alternative platform, such as the Mobile Lockdown App.
      A modal showing unsupported quiz restrictions.
    5. Ability to Send Proctor Recordings to Specified Emails
      Proctors reviewing assessments can send recordings to any specified email address.
      The option to enter an email to send a recording.
    6. New Capabilities to Filter Recordings by Notes
      A new filter has been implemented in the Verity Results table to help proctors identify recordings that include notes.
      The option to filter recordings by notes is shown.
    7. Quality of Life Improvements to the Verity Media Player
      In the Verity media player, proctors can control the playback of assessments by simply clicking within the viewing area to play, pause, or resume the video. Additionally, we have implemented a new UI to indicate the end of a recording.
      The recording has ended UI in the media player.
  • May 10, 2024

    YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform Update – May 2024

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    We have successfully pushed an update to all YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform instances residing in the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, the Middle East, and the European Union. This update includes new remediation capabilities for 12+ issues, including remediating Excel issues, the option to set a minimum font size threshold, view a summary of accessibility issues, view a breakdown of how accessibility scores are calculated, copy course settings, custom role mapping for Blackboard and Moodle, export reports for offline viewing, new accessibility checks for AutoPilot, and dozens of UI improvements across the platform, and more.

     

    1. New Inline WCAG 2.2-Aligned Remediation Engine for Excel Issues
      Complementing our Remediation Engine for inline accessibility issue resolution of Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoints, HTML, and PDFs, we’ve now extended these capabilities to Excel documents inside Accessibility Reports to resolve issues such as:

      • Missing alt text
      • Font color issues
      • Non-descriptive hyperlink text

      Font color issue being remediated in the Accessibility Report.

    2. Accessibility Report Can Identify More WCAG 2.2-Aligned Accessibility Issues for HTML Content
      We have updated Panorama’s Accessibility Report to detect even more accessibility issues for HTML content:

      • Headings containing more than 120 character
      • Content is longer than 3000 words
      • Links are empty
        HTML issues are shwon.
    3. New Accessibility Checks for Panorama’s Remediation Engine
      We’ve enhanced the Remediation Engine’s capabilities to resolve accessibility issues in real-time by identifying more accessibility issues across various formats.

      • Unformatted Lists: DOCX and HTML
      • Text should not be justified: DOCX
      • Invalid language: DOCX and PPTX
      • Missing language: DOCX
      • Missing table header: DOCX and HTML
      • Heading structure does not start at 1: DOCX
      • Table header is longer than 120 characters: HTML
      • Missing table scope: HTML
      • Target size is too small: HTML
      • Adjacent hyperlinks: HTML
      • Missing title: PPTX and XLSX
      • Low contrast: XLSX
      • Font size is too small: XLSX
      • Missing alt text: XLSX
      • Missing text in cell A: XLSX
      • Non-descriptive hyperlink text: XLSX

      Resolving an issue for unformatted list within the Accessibility Report.

    4. Set a Minimum Threshold for Font Size Issues
      Panorama administrators can adjust the minimum threshold required for Panorama to detect font size issues, allowing them to set accessibility standards that align with their institution.
      Setting to adjust font size threshold.
    5. View a Summary of Issues Within a Document
      Administrators and instructors now have the option to conveniently access a single modal, where they can view all issues organized by the number of times they occur.
      A modal showing issues by type,
    6. View How Accessibility Scores Are Calculated
      Administrators and instructors can access a breakdown of their accessibility scores by hovering over the info icon. This breakdown includes details on how the score was calculated based on the number of tests performed and the issues identified at each level.
      A breakdown of the accessibility score is shown in the Accessibility Report.
    7. Copy Course Settings from One Course to Another
      Instead of changing course settings individually, instructors and administrators can easily copy settings from a single course and apply them to any available course.
      Settings from one course are copied to another.
    8. Map Custom Blackboard and Moodle Roles to Panorama
      Blackboard and Moodle administrators can map their custom LMS roles to existing roles on Panorama.
      Blackboard and Moodle logos.
    9. Greater Customization for the Threshold of Accessibility Scores
      Previously, we introduced options to customize how Panorama defines High, Medium, and Low Accessibility Scores. In this release, we’re adding additional options to define Very High Accessibility Scores and Very Low Accessibility Scores for documents and HTML content.
      Very high and very low accessibility thresholds are shown.
    10. Export the Accessibility Report for Offline Viewing
      Accessibility reports can be exported, allowing administrators and instructors to address issues offline within their original documents.
      A modal showing the option to send the report to an email.
    11. Support for Moodle Books
      In continuing to integrate Panorama into new areas of Moodle, we now generate Alternative Formats for Moodle Books.
      Alternative formats for Moodle books.
    12. Panorama Supports Previewing Documents in Canvas
      We’ve expanded support in new areas of Canvas by providing access to Alternative Formats and viewing the Accessibility Report when previewing documents.
      Alternative formats are shown when previewing a document in Canvas.
    13. Accessibility Report for D2L Brightspace Messages
      We’ve added the Panorama Accessibility Report to D2L Brightspace messages to ensure all outgoing content is accessible.
      The Accessibility Report is shown for D2L Messages.
    14. Filter Accessibility Report Results Using the Issue Icons
      In addition to our existing feature for filtering issues, administrators and instructors can now filter issues by simply clicking on the issue icons.
      Panorama's Issue icons inside the Accessibility Report are shown.
    15. The Accessibility Report Will Navigate to a Selected Issue in the WYSIWYG Editor
      Selecting a specific issue within the Accessibility Report will automatically navigate to the issue inside the WYSIWYG editor.
      The accessibility report scrolls through issues for content in a WYSIWYG editor.
    16. Select the LMS Placement for the Panorama LTI 1.3 LInk
      Administrators integrating Panorama into their Learning Management System through LTI 1.3 can choose where the Panorama LTI link appears: at the course level, for individual users, or at the global level.
      LTI placement settings in Panorama's integration page.
    17. View Your Account Information on the Panorama Platform
      Panorama now offers the option to view your account information from within the platform and options to quickly access settings.
      Account information is shown when the profile icon is selected.
    18. Enhanced Table View of Available Courses in Scope Settings
      The Scope Settings UI table has been updated to allow administrators to easily select which courses Panorama should be enabled in.
      Panorama's scope settings
    19. New Tabular View for Issue Settings
      Issue settings have been organized into a tabular structure, allowing administrators to access their desired settings quickly.
      Panorama's issue settings.
    20. Enhanced UI and User Selection for Roster Management
      We’ve updated the UI for Roster Management and provided the option to select multiple users for deletion instead of removing them one at a time.
      Panorama Roster Management page.
    21. Reorganized Branding Settings and Enhanced Iconography
      We’ve reorganized the Branding Settings in Panorama, introducing dedicated tabs for styling features. Additionally, we’ve given the iconography a modern look to enhance the experience when choosing your preferred styling.
      Panorama's branding settings page.
    22. More Descriptive Text for Institution Information
      We have updated the Institution Information text to allow administrators to easily understand the details related to their institution and how Panorama uses the information.
      Panorama's Institution information page.
    23. New Organized UI to Manage Panorama Add-Ons
      All Panorama add-ons have been organized into tabs to access settings specific to each add-on. Additionally, we’ve created informative videos explaining the features of select add-ons.
      Panorama Add-ons page.
    24. New Font Styling Across Panorama
      We have updated the font family Panorama utilizes to San Francisco Pro.

    Panorama Add-On: AutoPilot

    1. New Accessibility Checks for Panorama’s AutoPilot
      We’ve enhanced AutoPilot’s capabilities to propose accessibility solutions by identifying more accessibility issues across various formats.

      • Unformatted Lists: DOCX and HTML
      • Text should not be justified: DOCX
      • Missing Table Header: DOCX
      • Heading structure does not start at 1: DOCX and PDF
      • The heading structure is not ordered properly: HTML
      • Missing table scope: HTML
      • Target size is too small: HTML
      • Missing table header: HTML and PDF
      • Missing title: PPTX
      • Invalid Language: PPTX
      • Missing language: PPTX and XLSX
      • Low contrast: XLSX
      • Font size is too small: XLSX
      • Missing alt text: XLSX
      • Missing text in cell A: XLSX
      • Non-descriptive hyperlink text: XLSX

      AutoPilot is launched to propose accessibility fixes

    2. Enhanced UI for AutoPilots Course-Level Remediation
      We have enhanced the user experience for AutoPilot’s course-level remediation capabilities by providing an overview accompanied by animations on how accessibility issues are resolved.
      The course AutoPilot modal.
  • May 6, 2024

    Software Capture for PC and Apple Update – May 2024

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    We have successfully pushed an update for Software Capture for PC and Mac to all instances residing in the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, the Middle East, and the European Union.

    For the YuJa Software Capture for PC, this update includes a new upload status window for upcoming sessions, dynamic engine compatibility for video sources, the option to create profiles with save and publish locations, support for Dutch and Finnish languages, and more.


    1. PC Capture App: New Upload Status Window to Show Upcoming Sessions for Auto-Scheduled Events
      Content Creators can access the Software Capture Status modal at any time to review upcoming scheduled recordings and previously uploaded recordings to the Video Platform.
      Status window showing upcoming session.
    2. PC Capture App: Dynamic Engine Compatibility for Video Sources
      In our previous Software Capture release, we implemented automatic video source detection to ensure the appropriate engine was used for recording IP and OBS virtual cameras. In this latest release, we’ve enhanced our dynamic engine capabilities to ensure accurate selection in niche cases involving other virtual cameras and recording devices.
    3. PC Capture App: Create Profiles With Preset Save and Publish Locations
      Content Creators can create profiles with designated save locations within the My Media Library and the option to choose a publish location to share their recordings with others.
      A channel is added to a profile for Software Capture.
    4. PC Capture App: View Who Is Logged in on the Software Capture Application
      For institutions that utilize a single device shared among multiple users, Content Creators can now view who is signed in to the Software Capture application. This feature is currently available only when users manually sign in to the application. Future updates to the Enterprise Video Platform will enable viewing for logged-in users when the application is launched through the Video Platform.
      The profile icon in the Confidence Monitor is selected, showing the user that is logged in.
    5. PC Capture App: Support for Dutch and Finnish Languages 
      Content Creators can now select Dutch or Finnish as their preferred language for the Software Capture application.
      In the configuration settings for Software Capture, the Dutch language is selected.
    6. PC Capture App: Automatic Log-In After Software Capture Updates
      After this release, updating Software Capture will no longer require Content Creators to log back into the application.

    For the YuJa Software Capture for Apple, this update includes a new Annotation Toolbar, improved Fleet Management capabilities for pre-scheduled session caching when in offline mode, the ability to Extend a pre-scheduled recording, and more. These capabilities mirror more advanced capabilities already available on the PC-based version of the YuJa Software Capture application.

    1. Apple Capture App: On-Screen Annotation Toolbar for Recordings and Live Streams
      The Annotation Toolbar allows Content Creators to perform time-synchronized on-screen annotations, highlights, and freehand sketches in recorded and live-streamed events.
      An annotated drawing occurs on a Google Slide.
    2. Apple Capture App: Fleet Management Capabilities – Offline Mode for Auto-Scheduled Sessions
      If an auto-scheduled Software Capture application loses internet connection up to a week before a session, as long as it was connected at some point for a few minutes, it will continue with the recording schedule because a copy was synced locally. Once an internet connection is re-established, finished recordings will be uploaded to the Video Platform, and additional schedules will be synchronized.
      A Mac is signed in to and Software Capture is running.
    3. Apple Capture App: Improved Labeling for Shared Profiles in the Confidence Monitor
      To help distinguish between identically named regular and shared profiles in the Confidence Monitor, we’ve implemented a minor update to recognize shared profiles. Simply look for the label “(shared)” next to all shared profiles to ensure the correct selection is made.
      A profile is marked as shared.
    4. Apple Capture App: Banner Notification for Paused Session
      When Content Creators pause their Software Capture session, a banner will appear notifying them that their session recording is paused.
      A Software Capture recording is paused.
    5. Apple Capture App: Extend Sessions for Impromptu and Scheduled Recordings
      The Software Capture Confidence Monitor will feature an “Extend” button, allowing Content Creators to instantly add more time to their sessions.
      A session is extended for 5 minutes.
    6. Apple Capture App: Customizable Low Disk Space Warning
      To ensure that Content Creators have the appropriate disk space on their devices for recording, we have implemented a feature for monitoring device storage. Creators can enable and select the threshold at which they would like to be notified if their disk space is running low.
      Low Disk Space warning setting.
    7. Apple Capture App: Enhanced Accessibility for Screen Reader Navigation
      We have made minor improvements to enhance the efficiency of screen readers when navigating through the Software Capture application.
  • April 29, 2024

    YuJa Engage Student Response System Update – April 2024

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    We have successfully pushed an update to all YuJa Engage Student Response System instances residing in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union. This release provides our users with the option to share Question Banks, question navigation for participants, select multiple correct answers for Clickable Images, feature parity between the web and desktop app, new settings for activities, and enhanced UI for the Activity Chooser.

     

    1. Share Question Banks With Other Members
      Question Banks can be shared with other members on the Engage platform to allow users to collaborate and quickly create activities.
      A member is selected to share a question bank with.
    2. Complete, Skip, and Return to Previously Unanswered Questions During an Activity
      Participants will have the option to skip to any specific questions they wish to answer. Answered questions will be marked in blue for tracking, and participants can easily return to unanswered questions in their activity with a click of a button.
      A question is selected.
    3. Select Multiple Correct Answers for Clickable Image Questions
      For Clickable Image questions with more than one correct answer, poll creators can select multiple correct answers.
      Multiple correct answers for a clickable image question.
    4. Feature Alignment Between the Engage Web App and the Desktop App for PowerPoint and Keynote
      We updated the Engage desktop app to include the following features:

      • Create activities within the desktop app for Keynote.
      • Insert Ranking question types.
      • Insert the Attendance activity.

      The Ranking question type is shown in the desktop app for PowerPoint.

    5. Adjust the Duration of Class Results for Participants
      We have added a new setting that allows creators to customize the duration for which class results are visible to participants after answering each question.
      The class results duration setting.
    6. New Countdown Settings When Manually Ending an Activity
      Creators can set a countdown timer to appear when an activity is manually ended, allowing participants to finish without the activity abruptly ending.
      The countdown timer till the poll ends starts.
    7. Increase the Time Limit for Polls and Questions
      After sharing a poll or an individual question, creators can dynamically adjust the time limit, extending the allotted time participants have to complete the activity.
      A modal showing presets of time to add to the poll.
    8. Enhanced UI for the Activity Chooser
      When embedding activities into an LMS, the enhanced Activity Chooser will feature organized tabs for each activity and options to filter results.
  • April 19, 2024

    Enterprise Video Platform & Himalayas Update – “Douglas Fir” Released to US Zones

    Enterprise Video Platform United States Zones

    We have successfully pushed an update to all instances residing in the United States. For a complete summary of the release, please refer to the corresponding release tags.

  • April 15, 2024

    YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Update – “Douglas Fir”

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    We have successfully pushed an update to all Enterprise Video Platform instances residing in Canada, Australia, Middle East, Asia and the European Union. The highlights for this update include click-and-drag functionality for overlays in the Video Editor, consolidation of the Overview analytics into the Data Management Page, the option to map custom LMS roles, new media player for embedded YouTube videos, grade book sync for YouTube playback quizzes, a new option to allow only course channel members to view course video comments, the option to download a device’s schedule, and so much more.

     

    1. Video Editor: Click and Drag Image Overlays and Watermarks Within the Timeline to Adjust Their Timestamp
      Content creators can drag and reposition their watermarks and other overlays directly within their tracks to precisely adjust timestamp placements.
      Overlay text is dragged across a track on the Video Editor.
    2. Consolidated the Overview Analytics into the Data Management Page With Enhanced UI
      We’ve enhanced the color schemes and improved the visual representation of graphs for tracking storage usage and stored objects. Previously accessible on the Overview page within the Admin Panel, this information has now been integrated into the Data Management section.
      Storage usage and stored object analytics are shown.
    3. Map Custom LMS Roles With the Video Platform
      Canvas and D2L Brightspace administrators will be able to map their custom LMS roles to existing roles on the Video Platform. In future releases, this will also be available to Blackboard and Moodle users.
      LMS integration settings page showing user role mapping for custom roles.
    4. New Media Player UI for Embedded YouTube Videos
      We’ve updated the look and functionality of YouTube videos embedded on the Video Platform with our familiar branded media player, which includes features like speed control, fast forward, and rewind options, all of which are keyboard accessible.
      An Embedded YouTube video is being played in the Video Platform
    5. Usage and Analytic Data for Users Will Include YouTube Videos
      Users’ viewership analytics will now include YouTube videos, ensuring more accurate tracking of metrics such as the most viewed videos, average view percentage, and quiz completion.
      Usage and analytics report is shown for a user.
    6. Gradebook Sync for YouTube-Embedded Playback Quizzes
      Create playback quizzes for YouTube videos, complete with gradebook sync across both the Video platform and the LMS grade book.
      a playback quiz is created for a YouTube video.
    7. Improved the LTI Launch Speed When Accessing the Video Platform
      When accessing the Video Platform via an LTI launch, users will experience significantly faster load speeds, especially for institutions with extensive course channels and media libraries.
    8. Specify a Default Global Language Across the Video Platform
      Administrators can access their branding settings to select a default language to apply across their Video Platform instance.
      Default language settings in the branding page.
    9. New Option to Allow Only Course Channel Members to View Course Video Comments
      When configuring comment settings for media files, Content Creators now have the option to restrict comment visibility to course members only. This ensures that media published across various course channels will display comments exclusively from members within those courses.
      Who can view setting is shown on the Comment page in the Media details window.
    10. Video Quizzes Will Be Preserved When Changing or Deleting Owners
      If a Content Creator is removed from the Video Platform or the ownership of a video changes, any associated video quizzes will be preserved and made available to the new owner of the video.
    11. Event Logging for Newly Created SSO-Integrated Groups
      Administrators now receive real-time notifications when a group is created on the Video Platform through their SSO integration.
      A notification for a SAML SSO group is shown.
    12. Unique Group IDs for Groups Provisioned With SAML
      Groups provisioned with SAML will include a unique ID to differentiate them from other groups with the same name.
      A group with a group ID.
    13. Enhanced Canvas and Moodle Gradebook Sync for Institutions With Multiple Domains
      For institutions with multiple domains registered under a single integration on the Video Platform, administrators can include their LMS vanity URLs to provide more accurate gradebook synchronization.
      Register a LMS Vanity URL option for API Configuration.
    14. Download Device Schedules as an Excel File
      Administrators can download an Excel file containing a comprehensive list of their filtered schedules when viewing device schedules.
      Download Device schedule modal
    15. Enhanced UI for the Visual Search Bar
      We’ve enhanced the visual search bar’s UI, introducing new icons and making it easier to locate the option to search within the current folder or across all media on the platform.
      new search media bar.
    16. API to Create Device Sessions in Multiple Channels and Folders
      We have updated our existing API to create a session (4.2.8), allowing content creators to publish the session into multiple channels and folders.
  • April 15, 2024

    YuJa Himalayas Data Archiving Platform Update – “Douglas Fir”

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    We have successfully pushed an update to all YuJa Himalayas Data Archiving Platform instances residing in Canada, Australia, Middle East, Asia and the European Union. This update provides our transition towards importing Microsoft Teams recordings with the YuJa app and new thumbnails for archived content.

    1. Transitioning Towards Importing Microsoft Teams Recordings With YuJa’s Microsoft Teams App
      Previously, we provided two options to import Microsoft Teams recordings—a server-side Microsoft Teams API integration and our client-side YuJa app. However, the API integration had limitations regarding imports, restricted access to managing them, and weak support from Microsoft. As a result, we’ve decided to transition all clients to the YuJa Microsoft Teams app. This change will allow Content Creators to manage their recordings more efficiently and with a simplified integration process.
      The YuJa teams app featuring a list of recordings to manually sync.
    2. New Thumbnail UI for Archived Content
      We’ve enhanced the thumbnail for cold archived media by adding a transparent overlay to the original thumbnail of archived content.
      A view of archived content on the Video Platform.
  • April 8, 2024

    YuJa Verity Test Proctoring Platform Update – “Sapphire”

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones United States Zones YuJa Verity

    We have successfully pushed an update to all instances residing in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union. This update includes the new Mobile Lockdown App for iOS and Android, settings to establish optional and mandatory institution-wide profiles, the option to apply specific proctoring profiles to individual students, enhanced options for the media player, and the option to download assessment results.


    1. New Mobile Lockdown Apps for iOS and Android Devices with Support for Automated and Live Proctoring
      Our Lockdown Application module just got more powerful with iOS and Android support. Now instructors can opt to enable students with the ability to take assessments on the Verity Lockdown Mobile app. The new application supports Mobile Lockdown for both Automated and Live proctoring scenarios.
      An assessment is accessed from the mobile app.
    2. Mobile Proctoring Platform Options Integrated
      We have added the Mobile Lockdown App as a new proctoring platform, allowing assessment administrators to offer instructors the option of selecting their preferred set of plans.
      The Mobile Lockdown App platform is shown in the Verity Options.
    3. Establish Optional or Mandatory Institution-Wide Profiles for Assessments
      Institution administrators can create profiles that can be applied to assessments.

      • Institution-Wide Profiles: Optional profiles from which assessment administrators can select.
      • Designated Institution-Wide Profiles: Mandatory profiles from which assessment administrators must select.

      The institution-wide profiles and designated profiles are shown in Verity's Institution settings.

    4. Apply Profiles to Individual Students Based on Special Needs or Accommodations
      Assessment administrators can apply unique proctoring profiles to individual students who may have special needs or have an approved accommodation.
      A proctoring profile is applied to an exempted student.
    5. Enhanced Media Player for Reviewing Proctored Assessments
      We’ve made several improvements to Verity’s media player for reviewing proctored assessments.

      • Selecting flagged points in the play bar will highlight issues in the Flagged Events list.
      • Scrubbing through recordings provides dynamic video thumbnails.
      • Keystrokes are available for download.

      A timestamp on the play bar is selected, which automatically shows the issue in the Flagged Events list.

    6. Download Assessment Results for Offline Viewing
      Assessment Administrators can download a PDF report for any assessment, which includes detailed information regarding flag levels, notes, and keystrokes.
      The Generate Report button is selected.
  • March 27, 2024

    YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform Update – “Omu Peak”

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones Panorama for Digital Accessibility United States Zones

    We have successfully pushed an update to all YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform instances residing in the United States, Canada, European Union, and Australia. This release provides our users with updates to the gradient reader, detection for broken links in HTML content, the option to apply filters in Course Scans, enhanced institution scans for D2L Brightspace, view issues opened in the Course Report, a more streamlined integration process, and new voice settings and real-time text highlights for our Smart Speaker add-on.


    1. New Gradient Reader Settings for Color Adjustments and Transitions
      The Gradient Reader now offers custom color options for applying gradients to documents, which allows users to specify the frequency of color transitions for a personalized guided reading experience.
      New gradient reader settings are shown.
    2. The Gradient Reader Preserves Structural Formatting of Documents
      To enhance visual recognition of content, the Gradient Reader will maintain the original document’s structure, ensuring that inline videos, lists, tables, and spacing remain consistent.
      A video, list, and a table is shown in the gradient reader.
    3. New WCAG 2.1-Aligned Detection for HTML Issues: Broken Links
      We’ve added a new accessibility check to allow Panorama to identify broken links within HTML content.
      An issue for a broken link is shown being resolved in the Accessibility Report.
    4. Apply Filters to Course Scans
      Administrators can effectively track the progress of course scans by applying filters based on their current status, such as scans that have not yet started, are in progress, have completed, failed, or expired.
      Filters for the Course Scans page are shown.
    5. Enhanced Institution Scans for Large Institutions Using D2L Brightspace
      To efficiently scan institutions with a large number of courses in a shorter amount of time, D2L Brightspace administrators can input multiple access keys for their Panorama integration.
    6. The Review Issue List in the Accessibility Report Will Open to a Selected Issue from the Course Report
      When selecting a specific issue within a document from the Course Report, the Accessibility Report will automatically show it in the Review Issues list. Previously, the issue was highlighted only on the document.
      From the Course Report, an issue is selected and then viewed directly in the Accessibility Report.
    7. Streamlined Integration Process With Panorama
      We’ve enhanced Panorama’s integration page with improved on-screen text and relevant guides to help administrators self-manage LTI, API, and SSO integrations.

    Panorama Add-On: Smart Speaker Website

     

    1. Smart Speaker: New Voice Settings and Real-Time Text Highlighting of Active Spoken Section
      Smart Speakers now offers a variety of text-to-speech voices, with options to adjust the reading speed, volume, and highlight color.
      A new voice is selected for Smart Speaker.
  • March 22, 2024

    YuJa Hardware Hub Update – “Fuji”

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones Hardware Hub United States Zones

    We have released a new Hardware Hub RCS 550 firmware that is available for update within the Devices Panel. This update allows our users to embed external audio with video streams and remotely pause and resume Hardware Hub sessions.

    1. Embed External Audio Sources With Video Streams to Improve Synchronization
      The Hardware Hub has always supported the option to create single streams with both video and audio through the use of HDMI/SDI inputs. Now, we’re adding the Embed Audio Type setting for external audio devices linked to the Hardware Hub. This allows Content Creators to integrate external audio into their video stream, producing a single stream with synced audio and video.
      Configuration settings for the Hardware Hub device.
    2. Remotely Pause and Resume Hardware Hub Sessions
      Administrators can control sessions remotely from the Devices page within the Admin Panel by pausing and resuming sessions. Previously, remotely activated, pause and resume options were only available via RS 232 controls.The Pause Session option is shown in the drop-down menu for a Hardware Hub.