About YuJa

YuJa is Texas State's official video platform. It integrates with Canvas, the university's learning management system. In addition, YuJa offers a variety of enhanced features, including built-in video editing tools, variable playback speeds, auto-transcription, and more. 

  • Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Where to use: Online
  • Cost: Free

Get Started

YuJa brings a robust feature set to the TXST community including recording, captioning, editing, an enhanced viewer experience, and integration into Canvas.

Log in to get started with YuJa.

NOTE FOR INSTRUCTORS: You can access YuJa directly from Canvas by going into your course settings, selecting the navigation tab, and enabling YuJa from the list. 

YuJa includes a rich set of features:

Recording, captioning, and editing 

  • Record and upload video from a web browser, desktop app, or mobile device 

  • Auto-transcribe spoken content in multiple languages with simple editing tools 

  • Optical character recognition (OCR) captures content from presented material and displays in a searchable transcript 

  • Built-in, easy-to-use video editing tools including saving separate video clips 

  • Embedding video into webpages and Canvas sites 

Enhanced viewer experience 

  • Interactive viewing by switching focus between video sources (speaker vs. content presented) 

  • Searchable transcripts 

  • Timeline specific commenting 

  • Closed captions  

  • Variable playback speeds 

  • View and download related documents (e.g., meeting agenda or event flyer) 

  • Capture and download intendent viewer notes 

Canvas integration 

  • In video quizzes, video assignments, and recording to the gradebook  

  • Video collections displaying in a specific Canvas course 

  • In-course analytics specific to student viewing stats within a course 

  • Assign a student grade based on percentage of video viewed 

  • Canvas course copy retaining video collections and resetting in-course analytics for students in the new course


See the below help for step-by-step instructions on how to use YuJa.

Watch a Yuja Training Session