Dynamic course recording (YuJa)

Make the most of dynamic course recording software. Simplify the way you record and manage your course recordings.

What is YuJa

YuJa is a cloud-based video recording, editing, storage, and streaming service that integrates into Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

YuJa allows you to record or import existing video lectures, edit your videos, organize clips, add audio and visual enhancements, live stream and insert video quizzes.

YuJa can be accessed directly within your Brightspace portal landing page. This page will outline the various step-by-step documentation available for our uOttawa community members, along with recommended practices and frequently asked questions.

Please note: If you are recording your course in a teaching space on campus, please read the Guidelines for media recording of students in learning spaces.

You can also use the Notice of Collection of Personal Information we prepare for you.

Benefits of Yuja

Why use YuJa

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform is an all-in-one video experience to securely create, manage, discover, collaborate, and live stream video content across any device. The Platform also integrates into existing enterprise systems including your LMS, SSO, CMS, company intranet, and website.

The Yuja platform has a lot of benefits for students as well as teachers.

Benefits for students:

  • Easy to use.
  • The YuJa Software Capture application allows users to easily configure what they want to record.
  • Provide immediate feedback
  • watch lecture videos seamlessly.
  • Help students clarify if they understand the course content.
  • Get the results of the quizzes immediately.

Benefits for professors:

  • Helpful during the evaluation process.
  • Download and upload videos easily.
  • Edit videos.
  • Allow professors to adjust their teaching more effectively.
  • Provide immediate feedback from students.
  • Create multiple choice / true-false / short answer quizzes.

How to use YuJa


Access YuJa

We recommend accessing YuJa directly via the Virtual Campus (Brightspace). Once connected to YuJa through the Virtual Campus, you can download the YuJa client, allowing you to capture your course lectures.

Download the guide


Create a video

YuJa offers video capturing features which can be used to record the entirety of your lecture. The Software capture tool offered by YuJa must be installed on your computer.

Download the guide

Recording of students - Guidelines


Edit a video

YuJa Video Editor can trim parts of recorded videos, insert slides and images, edit captions, and perform other video editing tasks. This guide describes the features available in the Yuja Video Editor.

Download the guide

Auto-Captioning Overview



YuJa Live Streaming allows faculty members to stream their classes synchronously over the internet. Through the following document, you will learn how to host a Live Stream, features while watching a Live Stream, and all the different settings within the program.

Download the guide on live streaming


Video quiz

YuJa allows faculty members to insert a quiz into a video. The following documentation illustrates this functionality and how it connects with the Virtual Campus (Brightspace) Gradebook. Note: To create a video quiz in YuJa, a video must be uploaded to “My media” section or previously recorded in YuJa.

Download the guide on creating video quiz


Recording in classrooms

YuJa Live Streaming allows professors to record their live sessions and share those recordings with students. This guide covers how to record in the classroom.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Training and support from TLSS

We have an ongoing slate of training activities that cover Brightspace, teaching technologies, teaching strategies and more. Browse upcoming training events.