We have successfully pushed an update to all Enterprise Video Platform instances residing in Canada and the European Union. This release provides our users with updates to managing and embedding videos, editing published video quizzes, importing device schedules to new devices, viewing analytics for individual videos within a playlist, and several optimizations. This update will be released to the United States zones next Friday.
- Infrastructure for Continuous Update without Down-Time Deployed
The Video Platform has been updated with the core infrastructure to perform a zero-downtime maintenance model for routine product updates, fixes, and improvements. This model enables us to perform most types of system upgrades and patches without having active users impacted. Over the coming releases, we will be adapting our release processes to transition from an update-window model to
a “no down-time update” model.
- Video Quizzes Now Shared When the Underlying Video Is Shared
In unifying video assets and video quiz sharing, once a video is shared, all quizzes associated with the video will automatically be shared as well (previously Video Quiz sharing was a separate action). This simplifies shared quiz creation workflows, especially those where Instructional Designers work collaboratively with Instructors to create video quiz content.
- Ability to Edit Video Quiz Settings After the Quiz Has Been Published
Content Creators can now edit settings for their video quizzes even after they’ve been published to their courses. This enables them to make minor corrections and adjustments that don’t affect the scoring of the video quiz.
- Grade Book Shortcut in Video Quizzes
To streamline the workflow for instructors when using Video Quizzes, we have added a Grade Book button that allows users to jump directly from the Video Quiz to the Grade Book page in Usage & Analytics.
- Support for the Creation of Multi-Video Dynamic Playlists in Rich Textboxes of the LMS
Content Creators can now multi-select videos to embed as a unified video playlist, as well as multiple, single videos. The specific capabilities vary slightly depending on the capabilities of your LMS’s Rich Text Editor region.
- Ability to Track Analytics for a Playlist of Videos
Alongside the new dynamic playlist capability using the Media Chooser, Content Creators can now track analytical data on dynamic playlists that have been inserted using the Media Chooser.
- The Video Editor Will Now Allow Users to Merge Multi-Stream Videos with Other Multi-Stream Videos (Beta)
Content Creators can now merge multi-stream videos to make the process of creating and uploading media as smooth as possible. This feature will release next Friday with the scheduled United States release. Please note that this capability requires a Processing Sub-System update that will be performed in all zones next Friday.
- Institutions Can Now Reference Email Addresses in Place of YuJa User ID
Institutions can now show their Email ID in place of the YuJa User ID on most interfaces within the Video Platform. This will allow admins to identify and distinguish between users under the same name.
- Enhanced Data Traceability for LMS and Single-Sign-On Attribute Data
To provide enhanced debugging capabilities to configure and manage SSO and LTI integrations, admins can use the Admin Panel to view logs showing user sign-ins.
- Support Multiple, Simultaneous LTI 1.3 Configurations
A single Video Platform instance can now be integrated with multiple LTI 1.3 LMS products simultaneously. This feature is primarily for supporting larger state and system-wide universities with independent LMS solutions.
- Improved Audio Only Player UI
The experience for audio-only playback has been updated to provide a modern look.
- Improved Performance of Large Data Sets for Users
We have optimized the Video Platform to provide faster load times for large sets of roster data.
- Ability to Swap Schedules from Registered Hardware Hub or Software Capture
In an effort to make the replacement of devices seamless, we have added the ability to copy schedules from one device to another to prevent the existing schedule from being lost. The newly registered device will then continue recording as previously scheduled.
- Improved Navigation for Inter-User Collection
We have improved our Media Chooser’s navigation for User Collections. Admins who need to move across User Collections when finding content to embed may use our new search bar to filter through users, cycle back through folders, and navigate back to the User Collection menu after viewing a folder.