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  • July 12, 2024

    YuJa Enterprise Video Platform Update – July 2024 – Singapore and Middle East Zone

    Middle East Zones Singapore Zones

    We have successfully pushed an update to all instances residing in the Singapore and the Middle East Zone. For a complete summary of the release, please refer to the corresponding release tags.

  • June 21, 2024

    YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform Update – June 2024

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones Middle East 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 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

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones Middle East Zones Pro Capture Recording Portfolio Singapore Zones United States Zones

    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.
  • May 10, 2024

    YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform Update – May 2024

    Canadian Zones European Union Zones Middle East Zones Panorama for Digital Accessibility Singapore Zones United States Zones

    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

    Australian Zones Canadian Zones European Union Zones Middle East Zones Pro Capture Recording Portfolio United States Zones

    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 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.
  • 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).