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  • June 21, 2024

    YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform Update – June 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 scoring rubrics to define how accessibility scores are calculated, a new audio player for Alternative Formats, use Panorama with Power BI, redesigned reports across the platform, semantically structured audio formats and Gradient Reader, publish OCR Reconstructed HTML content into Canvas as a page, customize the highlight color of issues, elements within documents will be highlighted when using PDF Remediation Engine Max, use AutoPilot within WYSIWYG editors, integrate Smart Speaker into any website, and more.

    1. New Scoring Rubric to Define How an Institution’s Accessibility Scores Are Calculated
      Considering an institution’s unique accessibility requirements, they now have the option to choose from various scoring rubrics that will be applied across their Panorama instance. These scoring rubrics will determine the accessibility scores of documents based on a strict set of criteria. To know how each rubric aligns with the types of documents an institution might have, administrators can review different scenarios to determine which rubric best suits them.
      Panorama's Scoring Rubric page showing various rubric modals and detailed scenarios.
    2. New Audio-Player for Audio Podcasts and OCR Audio with Visual Waveform and Playback Speed Controls
      Our recent UI update incorporates a waveform to help visualize playback for audio-based Alternative Formats, including Audio Podcast and OCR Audio. Additionally, we provided speed controls, allowing listeners to customize the audio playback speed according to their preferences.
      A waveform is shown as a visual representation of the audio.
    3. Use Panorama With Power BI to Create Visual Analytics
      Users can download Panorama reports and upload them into Power BI to create visual analytics with their data. Learn more.
      A bar and a line graph are shown representing Panorama's data in Power BI.
    4. New Redesign of the LMS Report – Compare the Accessibility Scores of Each Document Type
      We’ve redesigned the LMS Report and provided a new graph consolidating the previous Cumulative Accessibility Score and Score by Document Type charts. The new graph offers a comparative analysis of the institution’s overall accessibility with various document types, such as HTML content, PDFs, and DOCX files.
      The LMS report showing it's new graph.
    5. New Redesign of the Issues Report – Compare the Number of Issues for Each Document Type
      We’ve redesigned the Issues Report and provided a new graph that allows administrators to compare their institution’s overall accessibility issues with selected document types to view which files contain the most issues. We’ve also updated the view for the Most Common Issues into a tabular structure for improved responsiveness with various screen sizes.
      The new redesign of the Issues Report.
    6. New Redesign of the Content Report – Simplified Viewing of Data for Documents Processed and Alternative Formats Downloaded
      Previously, administrators would have to look at two charts to compare and analyze the files processed by Panorama and those processed by document type. We’ve consolidated both charts into a simple-to-view line graph showing the total files processed and files processed by each document type. Similarly, this feature extends to the Alternative Formats’ charts within the Content Report, showing the total number of Alternative Formats downloaded and a breakdown of each format downloaded.
      The content report shows two new UIs for its graphs.
    7. New Semantic Structure to Preserve the HTML Elements in the Gradient Reader
      Users viewing content within the Gradient Reader can choose to generate a Semantically Structured Gradient Reader, which will analyze the HTML content within the document to produce an accurate representation of the file.
      The OCR Gradient Reader is shown.
    8. New Semantic Structure to Preserve the HTML Elements in an Audio Format
      Users will be able to perceive the semantic structure of audio content, allowing them to hear details like rows, columns, and bullet points, providing an auditory representation of the visual format.
      OCR Semantic Audio format.
    9. Ability to Fix HTML Accessibility Issues Within the Issues and Content Table
      The Issues and Content table in the Course Report will allow users to fix accessibility concerns for content created with WYSIWYG editors in their LMS.
      Fix issue option shown for an HTML document.
    10. Publish OCR Reconstructed HTML Content as Canvas Pages
      The OCR Reconstructed HTML format can be generated for content and uploaded to Canvas as a page.
      The option to publish a content into a Canvas page.
    11. Customize the Highlight Color of Issues Within Documents
      To ensure that highlighted issues remain visible on various background colors, users can customize the highlight color and adjust the spacing between the highlighted border and the text.
      The option to customize the highlight color of issues.
    12. New Redesign of the Storage Report – Compare the Total Storage Accumulated for Each Document Type
      We’ve redesigned the Storage Report to allow administrators to compare their institution’s overall file storage with different document types within a single graph.
      The storage report showing the new graph.
    13. New Redesign of the Course Report – Compare the Overall Accessibility Score with Each Document Type
      We’ve enhanced the Course Report graph, enabling users to assess a course’s overall accessibility score and compare it with the accessibility scores of individual document types within the course. Users can also, based on preference, choose between a chart or table view for the files processed and Alternative Formats downloaded within the course.
      The course report showing the new UI graph.
    14. View the Total Number of Improved Documents Within Each Course
      Administrators can access the Course Analytics in their LMS Report to view the total number of documents improved in each course.
      The course Analytics table shows improvements made in each course.
    15. Option to Ignore SSO Role Mapping in Favor of LMS Mapping
      Recognizing that most institutions favor mapping roles based on their LMS, administrators can choose to disable SSO role mapping. This ensures that user mappings are only determined by their LMS roles.
      The option to disable SSO role mapping.
    16. Panorama Support for Canvas Rubrics
      We’ve expanded Panorama’s support within Canvas to provide Accessibility Reports for rubrics.
      The canvas rubric's page shows the panorama accessibility icons.
    17. Users Will Be Notified of Unsaved Panorama Settings
      When users navigate away from unsaved changes within the Panorama LTI app, they will receive a notification informing them that their changes have not been saved.
      A pop-up modal warning users of unsaved changes.

    Panorama Add-On: PDF Remediation Engine Max

    1. Elements in PDFs Will be Highlighted When Hovered Over
      When viewing a document’s structural hierarchy, elements will automatically be highlighted when hovered over, allowing users to easily identify which content they are adjusting.
      Elements are highlighted in the document as they are hovered over in the accessibility report.

    Panorama Add-On: AutoPilot

    1. AutoPilot Support Remediation for WYSIWYG Editors
      AutoPilot will automatically apply accessibility fixes for issues detected within WYSIWYG editors.
      Autopilot is shown resolving issues in a WYSIWYG editor.

    Panorama Add-On: Smart Speaker

    1. Integrate Smart Speaker Directly into Websites
      Site administrators can now integrate Smart Speaker directly into their website’s HTML, making it accessible to all users.
      Smart Speaker shown integrated in a website.

    Panorama Add-On: Website Accessibility Widget

    1. New Redesign of the Website Report – Compare Content and Color Adjustments Over Time
      We’ve improved the Website Report graph, enabling administrators to compare color and content adjustments over time. Additionally, we’ve introduced a tabular structure to declutter the report and display only relevant information.
      The website report featuring the new graphs.
  • June 18, 2024

    Pro Capture Tools Update – PC Capture, Apple Capture, and Hardware Hub Updates – June 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 optimizations to CPU usage during live streams.

    1. Optimized CPU Usage for Live Streaming
      We’ve improved the performance of Software Capture’s live-streaming capabilities, resulting in optimized CPU resource utilization. With our enhancements, Content Creators will experience up to 25% less CPU load.
      Software Capture with live streaming enabled.

    For the YuJa Software Capture for Apple, this update includes a new upload status window, access to the Annotation Toolbar from the Confidence Monitor, the option to save passwords, and real-time status updates.

    1. 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 and previously uploaded recordings to the Video Platform.
      Status window showing the upload of a recording and future recording sessions.
    2. Access the Annotation Toolbar from the Confidence Monitor
      We have made it easier for Content Creators to enable the Annotation Toolbar by integrating it into the left-side panel of the Confidence Monitor.
      The annotation toolbar is toggled on from the Confidence Monitor.
    3. Save Passwords for Automatic Sign-in
      Content creators can save their passwords when signing in to Software Capture to automatically sign in for future sessions.
      The remember password option is shown on the login page.
    4. Real-Time Recording Status Updates for Active Software Capture
      Administrators can view live updates on the Devices page for streaming and uploading statuses of the Software Capture application.
      The Devices page showing a software capture device streaming.


    For the YuJa Hardware Hub, this update includes reduced recording processing times and improved live stream recovery when switching sources.

    1. Significantly Reduced the Processing Times of Recordings by Approximately 75%
      We’ve significantly reduced the processing time for long Hardware Hub recordings to allow video playback within minutes instead of hours.
      A video is processed on the Video Platform.
    2. Improved Live Stream Recovery When Switching Sources
      When switching sources during live streams, sessions will no longer be interrupted for up to a minute.
  • June 5, 2024

    YuJa Engage Student Response System Update – June 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 build polls and surveys by importing CSV files, email notifications for scheduled polls, upload images without size restrictions, enhanced geofence tracking, the option to reattempt surveys, the option to mandate a password reset, set a time limit for the attendance activity to automatically close, auto-share questions during presentations, and more.

    1. Build Polls and Surveys by Importing CSV Files
      Creators with a personal CSV file of questions can now easily upload it to import their queries into any poll or survey.
      A modal shows questions that are ready to be imported.
    2. Email Notifications for Scheduled Polls
      Course members can be notified via email when a poll is scheduled for release and receive a follow-up reminder when the poll is about to be released.
      Release Poll modal showing option to send an email notification.
    3. Upload Images Without Size Restrictions
      We’ve updated Engage to no longer restrict users to a maximum file size when uploading images to questions or the branding page.
      An image is uploaded in the branding page.
    4. Enhanced Geofence Tracking for LMS-Embedded Attendances
      An LMS-embedded attendance will open in a new tab, allowing participants to access their attendance with location tracking enabled.
      An attendance is shown inside Moodle.
    5. Participants Can Reattempt Surveys After Completion Based on Creator Settings
      Similar to how Creators can allow multiple poll attempts, they can now grant participants the option to reattempt surveys.
      The reattempt option is shown after a survey is completed.
    6. Option for Password Reset for All Users After 12 Months
      IT managers can require all users to reset their passwords after 12 months.
      The option to require a password reset is shown.
    7. Set a Time Limit for the Attendance Activity to Automatically Close
      For automated attendance management, Creators can set a timer to close an open attendance.
      User settings for the Close Attendance Options.
    8. View Your Account Information on the Engage Platform
      Engage now offers the option to view your account information from within the platform and options to quickly access settings.
      From the profile icon, information about the user is shown.
    9. New Gradebook Filters to Sort Results by Participants or Scores
      Creators reviewing activity results can sort the gradebook alphabetically by participants or filter the results based on the scores received by participants.
      In the gradebook, scores are shown filtered from highest to lowest.
    10. Auto-Share Questions During PowerPoint and Keynote Presentations
      We’ve added a new setting that allows Creators to automatically share their questions during presentations instead of manually clicking the “Release” button.
      User settings to auto-share during presentations.
  • 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 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 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”

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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 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”

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    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.