Canadian and European Union Instances – Enterprise Video Platform RC20200424 Released

We have successfully released an update of the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform to all instances in the European Union and Canada. A corresponding release will be deployed to United States instances in one week.

  1. Video Lifecycle Management with New Data Retention and Data Policy Management Tools
    Administrators have new tools to manage data retention including the ability to create data policies. Policies can be created with customizable rules including identifying unused data, older content, and specific content types. When executing policies, Administrators can review matching data, preview content, purge content, as well as aggregate it into an Archive Folder. In future releases, we intend to provide tools to offload Archive Folders onto offsite or AWS-side storage locations. We encourage you to try your data management workflows and provide us with feedback on future improvements you would like to see.

  2. New Auto-Captioning Engine with Better Accuracy and Room Acoustic Models
    The Video Platform now provides a new auto-captioning engine that offers higher-quality auto-captioning. This auto-captioning engine also operates better in larger lecture halls and in situations where the microphone may be further away from the speaker. We encourage you to enable Model A in your organization’s Admin Panel and try it out for yourself.

  3. Video Editor Now Provides Clearer Indication of Trimmed Captions
    The Video Editor provides an easier interface to edit captions while simultaneously making trims and cuts to the video (which naturally affects the caption time-points). The new Video Editor interface includes a color indicator showing which caption entries will be removed, which will have an invalid timestamp (post edit), and which ones will remain valid.

  4. Increased the Maximum Video Size to 1TB
    By default, all Video Platform instances now have a maximum single file size of 1TB. For a basis of comparison, that’s about the combined size of two hundred and fifty, full-length HD movies.

  5. User Interface Improvements to Browser Capture Studio
    Updates to the Browser-based Capture Studio include improvements to the compatibility across web browsers, minor improvements to the capture workflow, and better messaging once a recording is complete.
  6. New Media Chooser Behavior for Blackboard and Moodle Students
    The Media Chooser is once again useable by student roles. Following changes to Blackboard and Moodle’s security model, student roles were unable to embed content. Now, the Video Platform will detect the role and place a permitted link into the chosen LMS region.
  7. Sub-Organization Now Supports Auto-Provisioning of Shared Folders
    Organization Management capabilities now include the ability for sub-organization creation to automatically create a Shared Folder matching the hierarchy of the Sub-Organization structure.
  8. Performance Improvements to UI Screens Displaying and Filtering Large Volumes of Users
    Several web application screens which had slightly sluggish behavior when filtering against ten-of-thousands of users has been improved. This included the Link Users within the Zoom Enterprise Connector and the Admin Panel’s Overview and Roster tabs.
  9. Pre-Quiz Error Messaging to Quiz Takers with Browser Settings That Prevent LMS Gradebook Sync
    Users who are likely to have browsers or browser settings – such as disabling third-party cookies – that could prevent LMS Gradebook synchronization of quiz results will now see an in-context LMS message preventing quiz entry. This is aimed at reducing the chances that a student takes an LMS-embedded quiz without being able to transmit the resulting quiz grade to the LMS Gradebook.

  10. HTML5 Video Conference Now Has Improved Screen-Reader Support
    A minor update to the Video Conference web application interface addressed a number of screen-reader issues related to missing alt-text for UI components.