Washington and Lee is transitioning to YuJa as the university’s official lecture capture service. YuJa is a recognized leader in enterprise video solutions, serving over 4 million clients at universities, school districts, and institutions around the world. YuJa is an innovator in video capture and management, and their lecture capture and media management platform is recommended for being customizable, adaptable, and reliable.
W&L has used Tegrity as our lecture capture service since 2009. Originally Tegrity was a very innovative and responsive privately-owned company, but it was bought by McGraw-Hill several years ago and development has since stagnated. Earlier this year McGraw-Hill notified W&L that they were suspending future licensing of their Tegrity service, which would be completely shuttered by June 2020. The selection of YuJa was made after consideration of multiple lecture capture replacement solutions. It was determined that YuJa offers the best pathway to preserve our existing Tegrity assets while at the same time dramatically improving the lecture capture and media management features available to faculty and students.
YuJa will be up and running as a part of our new Canvas LMS by mid-July 2019, and will be available for all faculty and in all lecture capture-enabled classrooms beginning in the Fall 2019 term. Beginning in the Fall 2019 term, professors who wish to use lecture capture as part of their classes will need to use Canvas and not Sakai in order to do so. As of July 25, 2019, all Tegrity services and functionality will be terminated on campus.
All current recordings marked for migration in the Tegrity environment have successfully been migrated over to YuJa and will be available to faculty when they log in to the new system. Please do not use Tegrity recorder to record any further sessions between now and July 25, as newly recorded sessions will not be migrated.
In preparation for the upcoming school year, Academic Technologies is preparing detailed documentation to assist faculty with their use of lecture capture in the classroom, and will be conducting several YuJa (and Canvas) training sessions before the start of the term during Fall Academy (scheduled for August 19-30). Additional training opportunities will be provided earlier in August for Law School faculty, and Academic Technologies will be coordinating with Law Technology ensure a smooth transition and personal training opportunities. As always, Academic Technologies staff will also be available at any time for one-on-one faculty training and support sessions. Please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org or x8651), or via email@example.com to ask any questions about YuJa or to request personal training.
Be on the lookout for additional information as the summer progresses. We will continue to send updates via email and Campus Notices. To view further details about the LMS and lecture capture transition timeline, upcoming events, and training resources, please visit our Canvas website. We will also post additional information and updates about Canvas and YuJa on our blog page located at this site.