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  • April 15, 2024

    YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Update – “Douglas Fir”

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones Enterprise Video Platform European Union Zones Middle East Zones

    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”

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones Himalayas Enterprise Archiving Platform Middle East Zones

    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.
  • March 15, 2024

    YuJa Engage Student Response System Update – “Tampa”

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones Engage Student Response System European Union Zones Singapore Zones United States Zones

    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 geolocation-based attendance tracking, a new Ranking question type, manual grading for all questions, export results for Blackboard and Canvas, edit questions for active polls, embed scheduled polls within the LMS, enhanced SSO security, and enhanced parity between the web and mobile app.

    1. New Geolocation-Based and Code Word-Based Attendance Tracking
      Attendance tracking, particularly useful in educational settings, is a tool designed to confirm the physical presence of students inside classrooms by verifying their location. The results can then be viewed and synced with the LMS gradebook to keep track of attendance.
      Attendance tracking question type features a map for geofencing.
    2. New Ranking Question Type
      Engage now offers Creators the option to include a Ranking question type for surveys. This new question type will enable participants to express their preferences by ordering options from greatest to least, favorite to least favorite, or any other desired arrangement.
      Options are shown to rank.
    3. Manual Grading for All Question Types
      Similar to how Engage provides manual grading for short answers, we’ve expanded this capability for all question types. Creators can access the gradebook results for a poll to edit whether the responses given were correct and quickly switch between questions and attempts for each student.
      Question grading for fill in the blank.
    4. Export Poll Results for Blackboard and Canvas Gradebook Sync
      In cases where a poll was not embedded in the LMS, Creators can download a CSV file of their chosen poll results, which can then be uploaded into their Blackboard or Canvas gradebook. This feature is already supported on Moodle, and our next release will provide D2L Brightspace users with the same capability.
    5. Edit Questions for Activated Polls and Surveys
      When Creators are sharing individual questions with participants for active polls and surveys, they can edit questions on the fly right before release.
      The new Edit Question tab is shown in the release poll page.
    6. Embed Scheduled Polls within the LMS
      Scheduled polls can now be embedded in the LMS for automatic gradebook synchronization.
      A scheduled poll is shown within Canvas.
    7. Enhanced Single Sign-On Security by Allowing Fingerprint Values to Be Assigned
      YuJa Engage ensures secure user logins by providing the option to add a fingerprint value. If one was not added during SSO ADFS integration, it will automatically be assigned once a user logs in for the first time.
    8. Features for the YuJa Engage Mobile App Are Aligned with the Web App
      To provide consistent and reliable features to the mobile app comparable to the web app, we have added and resolved many issues to enhance the overall user experience. Some of these features include the following: participants can view embedded videos, feedback can be provided for polls and surveys, and the inclusion of the ranking question type.
  • March 8, 2024

    YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform – “Naltar Peak” Version Released to US, CAN, AU, and EU Zones

    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 the option to view the previous version history of documents, more HTML accessibility issues detected, a new To-Do List, a new math alternative format, the option to customize the threshold of Accessibility Scores, more custom branding options, PDF structural remediation, tag scanned and untagged PDFs, and remediate entire courses using AutoPilot.

    1. New Version History: View and Restore Documents to Previous Versions
      When documents are updated using the Remediation Engine or through manual uploads, Panorama will automatically preserve the previous version of the document. Content Creators can then access a comprehensive history of all prior versions and choose to restore them if needed.
      The accessibility report shows a list of previous version history for a document.
    2. Additional WCAG 2.1-Aligned Detection for HTML Accessibility Issues
      To help Content Creators produce accessible HTML pages, we have added new accessibility checks to help identify issues such as:

      • The table header cell does not contain a scope attribute.
      • The target size for buttons and links is too small.
      • The header is greater than 120 characters.
      • Adjacent links contain the same URL.
    3. An html issue for missing heading scope is shown with instructions on how to fix the issue.

    4. New To-Do List: Create a List of Documents to Review
      Content Creators can efficiently manage documents they want to enhance the accessibility of by adding them to their To-Do List. The documents can then be updated within the To-Do List, or if the original documents are updated, the list automatically reflects those changes, allowing Creators to stay informed.
      Panorama's To-Do List shows a list of documents.
    5. New Alternative Math Format: Convert Documents with Math Equations into MathML
      Our new MathML format enables users to extract mathematical equations from documents and convert them into HTML files, providing an accessible solution for embedding math equations directly into HTML pages.
      Alternative Formats menu for MathML.
    6. Ability to Customize the Threshold of Accessibility Scores
      Institutions that would like to have rigorous accessibility standards for their content can now establish customized thresholds within Panorama. These thresholds determine how Panorama categorizes accessibility scores—whether they meet high, medium, or low accessibility standards. For instance, while Panorama’s default score designates 70 as highly accessible, organizations can adjust the threshold and mandate that highly accessible content must achieve a score of 85.
      global settings show the threshold numbers for high, medium and low accessibility.
    7. Customize the Branding of Panorama Icons
      To offer institutions a more personalized experience, they can now customize Panorama icons by selecting from a curated collection of pre-designed options. If you have a suggestion for a specific iconography, we encourage you to contact your Customer Success Manager.
      The branding tab for panorama shows various icons for accessibility scores.
    8. Customize the Panorama Portal Login Page
      Institutions can now customize the branding of their Panorama Portal login page by adjusting the colors of buttons and adding imagery.
      The customize login branding page shows the option to insert an image.
    9. 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 open directly to the issue, allowing Content Creators to quickly view and address it.
      An issue is selected in the course report and immediately shown in the accessibility report.


    Panorama Add-On: Website Accessibility Widget

    The Website Accessibility Widget offers options to make content on any page more accessible.

    1. Enhanced Website Accessibility Menu to Provide a Single View of Profiles and Adjustments
      The Website Accessibility Widget’s menu has been updated with new toggles that allow users to enable profiles. Additionally, a single display now highlights these profiles, along with content and color adjustments.
      The Website Accessibility menu shows a summary tab highlighting all accessibility adjustments.


    Panorama Add-On: PDF Remediation Max

    We have enhanced the Panorama PDF Remediation MAX Add-On with deeper capabilities to perform structural remediation for PDFs.

    1. PDF Remediation MAX: Deep Structural and Reading Order Remediation for PDFs
      To address complex accessibility issues, PDF Remediation Engine MAX will allow Content Creators to adjust the following issues:

      • Structural Remediation: The entire hierarchical structure of the PDF can be viewed and adjusted to change elements, such as adjusting heading levels and updating the language tags. 
      • Update Reading Order: The reading order in which screen readers interpret information can be updated, allowing those with visual impairments to follow along more easily.

      The language tag for a PDF document is updated.


    Panorama Add-On: Smart Speaker Website

    This new add-on will provide similar and enhanced functionality for institutions that use tools such as ReadSpeaker webReader.

    1. New Tool! Smart Speaker Website Provides Text-to-Speech Functionality Embedded Directly Within Websites
      Panorama’s Smart Speaker provides text-to-speech functionality to users with visual impairments or learning disabilities, enabling them to access digital content on any website.
      The smart speaker's play bar is shown reading text.


    Panorama Add-On: AutoPilot

    The AutoPilot Add-On now does even more automatically. We like to think of it like TurboTax for accessibility improvements.

    1. AutoPilot Can Now Help Remediate Entire Courses Using Panorama’s Remediation Engine
      With AutoPilot’s advanced AI capabilities for proposing accessibility fixes and the Remediation Engine’s ability to apply those proposed solutions, the Course Report now provides the option to address accessibility issues across an entire course. With just a click of a button, instructors and administrators can resolve all currently supported accessibility issues in their documents.
      AutoPilot is shown within the course report to remediate all documents within the course.
    2. PDF Remediation Engine: Use AutoPilot’s AI Capabilities to Help Propose Fixes for Untagged and Scanned PDFs
      Whether PDFs are scanned or simply untagged, AutoPilot will propose solutions for tagging the PDF. These proposed fixes will then be sent to the Remediation Engine, ensuring all untagged issues are resolved.
      AutoPilot is used for an untagged PDF.
  • March 7, 2024

    YuJa Verity Test Proctoring Platform – “Ruby” – Post Release Update to US, CAN, AUS, and EU Zones

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

    We have successfully pushed a hotfix to all instances residing in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union. This hotfix allows administrators to establish default institution-wide profiles, the option for assessment administrators to organize profiles, and more frequent AI monitoring for suspicious objects.

    1. Establish a Default Institution-Wide Proctoring Profile
      Institution administrators can set a default proctoring profile, which is automatically applied to all proctored assessments. This guarantees that, in accordance with the institution’s policy, the necessary proctoring tools will be preselected for every proctored assessment.
      A default profile is selected in the Default Institution-Wide Profile modal.
    2. Create and Organize Profiles for Institutional, Course, and Personal Use
      Proctoring profiles can now be created and organized into one of several categories:

      • Institution Profiles: Profiles available for all assessment administrators in the institution.
      • Course Profiles: Profiles accessible only within the course in which they were created.
      • For Myself: Personal profiles you have created for yourself.

      Option to save a proctoring profile and publish it to the institution, course, or for myself.

    3. More Frequent AI Monitoring for Suspicious Objects
      In our previous update, we introduced an AI analysis tool designed to detect suspicious objects like phones, books, and monitors within the student’s environment at the start of an assessment. We have now enhanced this feature to monitor objects more frequently through the student’s assessment.
      A webcam recording of a student's testing environment shows a phone. The event is flagged in the results table.  
  • March 5, 2024

    YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Update – “Cashew” Released to CA, AU, EU, ME, AP Zones

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones Enterprise Video Platform European Union Zones Middle East Zones Singapore Zones

    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 new protocols to support metadata harvesting enabling interoperable search, real-time recording updates for active Software Captures, creating exceptions for groups to access suites, a new option to select Verbit for closed captioning,  assigning specific sub-admins to manage captions and generative AI, user provisioning and SSO integration for our Umbrella System,  and so much more.

    1. Full Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Support Protocol for Metadata Harvesting Enabling Interoperable Search
      We are introducing a new set of APIs that can retrieve relevant metadata to identify direct video links. Institutions can leverage this retrieved metadata to optimize their internal search engines and locate videos imported from the Video Platform onto their websites. For more information, please visit sections 5.2.47 – 5.2.51 on our YuJa API guide.
      Open Archives logo.
    2. New Real-Time Recording Status Updates for Active Software Captures
      New Thumbnail Placeholder provides real-time updates to the activity status of an active Software Capture session. Available now are Pause, Recording, Processing, and Uploading states. Coming soon with Software Capture Version 14.2 are Stalled and Failed states to inform the user when, perhaps, their computer enters Sleep Mode.
      The thumbnail status for a software capture session updates from recording, to paused, and then finally to uploading.
    3. Umbrella System – Institution-Level View and Provisioning of Courses & Groups
      To improve support for large university and community college systems operating with a single Video Platform instance, School Admins who manage an individual institution will only see their institution’s courses within the Courses & Groups tab.
      The course page in the video platform shows a list of active courses.
    4. Umbrella System – Ability to Establish Single Sign-On Integrations for Individual Institutions within an Umbrella System
      Umbrella System now enables multi-campus institutions to establish independent Single Sign-On tools for each campus within an Umbrella System.
    5. Create Custom Exceptions for User Group Access to Available Product Suites
      Administrators can choose to override role-based access to Product Suites for desired groups. By adding exceptions for specific groups, all members within those groups gain access to their assigned suites, regardless of their individual roles.
      The Exceptions for Groups modal shows a list of suites that can be enabled for a selected group.
    6. Enhanced UI for the Admin Panel Devices Pop-Out Menu
      We have updated the pop-out menu for devices with a more modern UI design. Each setting is now organized within a dedicated section allowing administrators to easily locate their desired settings.
      An organized list of menu options for a device.
    7. Assign Specific Sub-Admins to Manage Captions and Generative AI Tools
      Administrators can now customize captioning and generative AI permissions, granting specific sub-admins access to these tools.
      Human captioning permissions show sub-admins that can be selected.
    8. Verbit: Branded Closed Captioning Provider Within the Video Platform
      We’ve partnered with Verbit for years, however we’ve recently added a new direct interface to Verbit. With our new partnership, our goal is to continue to offer our customers extensive choices in their captioning provider.
      YuJa + Verbit logo.
    9. Password Reset for Inactive Users Before Reactivation
      Administrators have the option to require users who haven’t accessed the Video platform within a specified number of months to reset their password when attempting to log into the Video Platform.
    10. Bulk-Add IP Addresses to the Security Settings for Media Content
      Content Creators seeking to restrict access to their media across a broad range of IP addresses can create a single list of addresses to add to their security settings.
      Security settings with a list of IP addresses added.
    11. Integrate a Secondary Zoom Account with the Video Platform
      For institutions with a secondary Zoom enterprise license, they now have the option to integrate this secondary account with the Video Platform instance. This will allow the secondary account to import users to the Video Platform while the primary account will still have full access to all integration settings.
      Zoom integration setup shows the option to add a secondary zoom account.
    12. Enhanced Single Sign-On Security by Automatically Assigning a Fingerprint Value
      The Video Platform ensures secure user logins by automatically assigning a fingerprint value if none was added during SSO SAML integration. Administrators can also add a secondary fingerprint for enhanced security in case the primary one becomes invalid.
    13. Improved Search Accuracy When Locating Media Content
      The Video Platforms media search bar has been improved to provide more accurate search results for media content and faster load times when displaying results.
      A list of videos searched for on the Video Platform.
    14. New APIs to Retrieve Media Content Information and Create Placeholder Thumbnails
      We have added new APIs to retrieve information related to media content and the option to create placeholder thumbnails. To learn how to use these and any of our other APIs, please visit our API Support guide.

      • Retrieve Platform ID for Scheduled Recording: Updated the API to include the platform ID related to upcoming scheduled events (API guide section 4.2.6).
      • Retrieve Folders for Groups: Returns a list of folders a group has access to (API guide section 3.2.11).
      • Create a Placeholder Thumbnail: Creates a placeholder thumbnail for a scheduled session in a specified folder (API guide section 4.2.8).
  • February 23, 2024

    YuJa Verity Test Proctoring Platform – “Ruby” Released to US, CAN, AUS, and EU Zones

    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 AI Video Analysis and Room Scan proctor settings, a redesign for the student proctoring report, new whiteboard and scientific calculator tools for the Recording Panel, a visual list of applications for the Block Applications feature, and a new privacy policy check for students.

    1. New Proctor Setting: AI Video Analysis for Both Browser Extension and Lockdown App Proctoring
      Utilizing the student’s webcam, the AI Video Analysis module will monitor the testing environment to flag suspicious activities and detect faces.

      • Exactly One Person: The student’s webcam will monitor whether there is one person in view at all times.
        A student is not visible in the camera view and the issue is fagged under Flagged Events.
      • Suspicious Objects: The student’s webcam will monitor if suspicious objects, such as phones, are within their testing environment.
        A student's phone is visible in the camera view and the issue is fagged under Flagged Events.

    2. New Proctor Setting: Enhanced Room Scan for Both Browser Extension and Lockdown App Proctoring
      To ensure testing environments are free of any prohibited material, assessment administrators can now require students to provide an enhanced 360-degree view of their surroundings by scanning their rooms using their laptops or webcams.
      Verity's Room Scan check shows the option to take a Room Scan.
    3. New User Experience for Student Proctoring Report
      We’ve modernized Verity’s proctoring report with improved summary analytics and flag-level insights, as well as introduced a new color palette and refined button designs in alignment with our branding goals. Those reviewing the assessments will gain access to comprehensive analytics, presenting insights into student attempts and the total number of students with severe, major, and minor flag levels.
      A view of a student's attempts in the proctoring report showing various flag levels for each attempt.
    4. Enhanced Media Player for Reviewing Proctored Assessments
      Verity’s Media Player has been updated to provide redesigned icons and now offers integrated multi-stream recordings, combining webcam and screen captures into one recording. Those reviewing the assessment can then filter flagged events within a dedicated tab to quickly navigate to the most concerning issues within the recording.
      New media player is shown with a screen recording and webcam view.
    5. New Whiteboard and Scientific Calculator Tools for the Recording Panel for Both Browser Extension and Lockdown App Proctoring
      The Verity Recording Panel now offers more tools to help students during their assessments.

      • Whiteboard: Students can use the whiteboard to take notes during their assessment by drawing, typing, and creating images with various shapes.
        Verity's whiteboard showing various drawing tools.
      • Scientific Calculator: Students can use the Verity built-in scientific calculator to ensure they do not need extra material on their desks or additional programs on their computers.
        a scientific calculator.
    6. Improved Block Applications with a Visual Selection List of Common Applications
      We have enhanced Verity’s Block Applications feature, now offering assessment administrators a pre-populated selection of applications, allowing them to easily choose which programs to block on a student’s device.
      A list of applications on the left and selected blocked applications on the right.
    7. Privacy and Academic Integrity Agreement Check
      With the advancement in our remote monitoring capabilities, YuJa Verity is committed to being transparent with how data is collected and stored. That is why we have added a privacy and academic agreement check at the beginning of every assessment to ensure students are informed about who has access to their data.
      Verity's agreement check before starting an assessment.