How to add a YuJa video to Brightspace

There are different ways to add a video from YuJa to Brightspace.

In this article you will learn:

How to upload a new video in YuJa

If the video you want to add to your course is not yet present on the YuJa platform, you can upload using the Media Chooser.

To reach Media chooser in your course, in the green navigation bar:

  1. Click on Content
  2. Select on the (sub)module where the video needs to be added 
  3. Click on Existing Activities

A drop-down menu will appear, scroll all the way down

  1. Click on YuJa Media Chooser 
YuJa Media Chooser

Media Chooser will open in a pop-up window.

To upload using the Media Chooser,

  1. Select the tab Upload Media
  2. (Optional) Click Add Schema Tags and fill in the information you want

This action needs to be done before uploading the video.

It is suggested to add predefined tags, so it will be easier to retrieve the video file later on. This also ensures that the video is not only stored under a title, but also based on other information (i.e. keywords, publication year, name of the presenter).

  1. Drag and drop the video you want to upload

OR    

      Choose Browse and search for your video file in your computer 

Upload media

You will be redirected to Choose media where you can see your video been processed.

Video been processed

Now you can follow the steps of How to add a video in Content to add your video in Brightspace.

How to add a video in Content

A video can be added in Content either as a separate topic within a (sub)module or embedded in a web-page or in a description.

Add a video to a (sub)module

The video below will explain how to add a video to a (sub)module.

To add a video as a separate item to your course, in the green navigation bar:

  1. Click on Content
  2. Select the (sub)module where the video needs to be added 
  3. Click on Existing Activities

A drop-down menu will appear, scroll all the way down

  1. Click on YuJa Media Chooser 
YuJa Media Chooser

You will be redirected to the Media Chooser pop-up window, where you can choose the video you want to add.

You can use the Search bar to search for the video you are looking for. You can search for all keywords that are covered in the title, the descriptions or in the closed captions.

  1. (Optional) Click on the More filter icon to get more specific search if you get multiple results when you search for a video
  2. Click on the video you want to add
  3. Click Insert Content
Media chooser

The video will be placed in the (sub)module.

When you select multiple videos in the Media Chooser, a playlist will be created. The item will be called ‚ÄėPlaylist' as well. You can include up to 12 videos and the order in which you select the videos in the Media Chooser, will decide the order in the playlist.

You can now adjust the title of the new YuJa topic.

  1. Click on the downward arrow close to the title
  2. Click on Edit Properties in Place
Edit properties in place

The view will change. You are now in the Edit Properties in Place mode.

  1. Click on the title
  2. Write your new title
Edit properties in place

To exit the Edit properties in Place mode reload the Brightspace page.

Add a video to a description or HTML page

If you want to embed a video in a web page or in a description, navigate to the web page or the description where you want to embed the video:

As a thumbnail
  1. Click on Insert Stuff
Editor
  1. Select YuJa Media Chooser
Insert Stuff

You will be redirected to the Media Chooser pop-up window, where you can choose the video you want to link.

In case you are creating a HTML page in content, you can also make use of the video templates that the WUR offers.

For both options mentioned here, selecting multiple videos at once in the Media Chooser, will also result in a playlist. The maximum amount of videos in a playlist is 12 and the order in which you select them is the order in which they will appear in the list.

If you want your students to be able to see all the videos of the course in one overview, you can provide a link to the YuJa channel of the course.

Note that your students cannot access the channel via the navigation bar, in the way that you can as a lecturer. Via the link 'YuJa all videos' is thus the only way.

 

In this channel, the weblectures and livestreams of the weblectures will automatically be made available to your students. Via this route they can see all the weblectures, livestreams and other video contents of the channel in your course. If you want to learn more about the channels, click here.

All the people in the course will have access to the course channel.

 To do add a link to the YuJa channel into your course, in the green navigation bar:

  1. Click on Content
  2. Select the (sub)module where the video needs to be added 
  3. Click on Existing Activities
  4. Choose External Learning Tools 
External learning tools

Scroll down the pop-up window that will appear,

  1. Select YuJa All Videos  
Add Activity

A new item named YuJa All Videos will be placed at the bottom of the page with a link to the YuJa channel of the course.

You can now adjust the title of this new YuJa topic. However, for students to be able to find the channel, we recommend not to adjust it.

  1. Click on the downward arrow close to the title
  2. Click on Edit Properties in Place
Edit properties in place

The view will change. You are now in the Edit Properties in Place mode.

  1. Click on the title
  2. Write your new title. For example, 'Livestream access'
Edit properties in place 2

To exit the Edit properties in Place mode reload the Brightspace page.

Now, you know how to add a video and the YuJa channel of your course to Brightspace!

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