How do I submit a video assignment in Canvas using YuJa?



This article informs the reader how to use Yuja to create and submit video recordings to Canvas as a student.

Before you begin...

Be prepared to provide your MSU Denver credentials and authenticate your login with MFA. You will also need to download and install the Yuja software to your device if you have not already. If you need to download and install Yuja, take a look at the How do I download and install Yuja? knowledge base article.


The process for students to record and upload a presentation has two steps:

  1. Recording your presentation
  2. Submitting the presentation via Canvas

Recording your presentation

  1. Open Yuja and login select the option for Metropolitan State University of Denver SSO.
  2. Click on the Settings link at the top right corner of the YuJa Software Station window.
  3. Click on screen capture tab and change the resolution to 1280x720 or higher.
  4. Click the Save button to save your settings changes. Yuja may close after this step to apply the settings. You can reopen the app by searching for Yuja in either Mac's Spotlight Search (magnifying glass in the top right of the desktop), or Windows Search (search bar at the bottom left of the desktop).
  5. Setup the YuJa recording settings before starting your recording:
    1. Type the title of your recording in the Title box.
    2. Type a description of the video in the Description box
    3. Click on the Video button, ensure the Video source is set to “On” and select your camera.
    4. Click on Audio button, ensure the audio source is set to “On” and select your microphone.
    5. Click on the Screen button, and ensure that it is set to “On”.  If you have dual monitors, click on Advanced settings and select which monitor you wish to record from.
    6. Ensure that the following items are visible in the previewing area:
      1. Your camera in the Video Source window
      2. Your screen in the Screen source window
      3. When you speak, the audio level changes in the Mic Source window
  6. Click the “Start” button to begin recording.
  7. When you are finished recording click on the stop button in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
  8. Click on the “Save” button and the recording software will automatically close.
  9. Wait 5-10 minutes for your presentation to upload and start processing.
  10. Return to your web browser, and navigate back to the website.
  11. Click on the Manage Media button.
  12. Click on the Default Collection folder
  13. Confirm you see your recording; you can click on the play option to review your recording before submitting to the location your instructor has provided in Canvas.  Note the option to play the recording may not appear until the recording is finished processing, which can take 20-40 minutes (depending on the length of the presentation).
  14. You are now finished with recording your presentation.  You may exit all open programs and log out of Canvas.


Submitting your recording via Canvas

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Canvas button to log in to Canvas.
  3. Access the content area of the course where you are asked to upload a video (e.g. where you are submitting the assignment)
  4. Select the Apps icon (it looks like an electrical plug).
  5. Scroll down in the Select App box that appears.
  6. Click YuJa.
  7. Navigate to your video by typing the video name into the search bar or by scrolling down in the video list.
  8. Click the video name or thumbnail.
  9. Wait for the video to load into the submission box.
  10. Click Save.


Your video presentation has now been recorded, saved, and attached to the content area of the course you were working in.



Article ID: 121047
Tue 11/24/20 11:21 AM
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