Work with Media Library (YuJa)

The Media Library (YuJa) is the preferred way to provide students with pre-recorded video. It can also be used by students to share video, either in online discussion or assignment submission. This walkthrough shows how to locate the Media Library, add media items to the library, embed that content into a Blackboard text box.

Find Media Library [YuJa] Link

The Media Library is the starting point for managing your media collection on YuJa. You can use this page to upload and create media, view comments and analytics, and add videos to course-based channels.

When faculty access their Media Library from a link inside a course, they'll be presented with their media collection. When students access the media library from inside a course, they'll be presented with the course's media channel -- a list of videos published to the course channel by the instructor. 

Access the Media Library by clicking Tools in the course menu.

course menu tools selection

Then choose Media Library [YuJa] from the alphabetically sorted Tools list

Media Library [YuJa] item highlighted in tools list

Upload Media to Media Library [YuJa]

Do not upload video directly to Blackboard. You'll upload your video to the Media Library instead.

To upload media (video, audio, documents) to your Media Library, you can:

Drag and Drop Method

Navigate to the appropriate folder in your media library, then drag and drop you media file onto the area of the screen where thumbnails for other media appear.

5 second animation of drag and drop in process

Depending on the size of your upload, it may take some time for the upload to finish. You can track the upload progress using the queue overlay that appears at the bottom of the window.

File Browse Method

If drag and drop isn't convenient, click the upload button in the upper middle of the screen. NOTE: on narrower windows, the "UPLOAD" text may not appear -- look for the up-arrow icon.

upper section of the Media Library with upload button highlighted

This opens the Add Media window. Click the BROWSE button in the center of the screen to open a file browser. Once you have selected a file, the upload process will begin automatically.

image of add media window with browse button highlighted

Find Media Chooser [YuJa] Textbox Link

Next, you'll want to navigate to the spot in your course where you want to embed a video. Create an item, and locate the Add Media from Media Library link

Click the Add Content + button on any textbox toolbar in Blackboard.

Add Content (+) button

Click the Add Video From Media Library [YuJa] option.

Add Video from Media Library [YuJa] button

Although the button text reads "Add Video," you can use this tool to add audio, images, or files as well as video.

Insert Media From Media Chooser into a Textbox

Finally, you'll select the video and add it to your textbox.

From the Media Chooser, locate the media you wish to embed in the textbox and click on it to select.

media chooser contents with thumbnails

If you have a lot of videos in your Media Library, you may want to use the search box to locate the a file. Switching from thumbnail view to list view may also help.

media search options

The filters button can also help you narrow the contents that appears in the Media Chooser. Click the filter button (left of the search box), select appropriate filters, then click FILTER to narrow the items displayed.

Media Chooser filters with filter button highlighted

Scroll the Media Chooser window down and click the Insert Content button.

Depending on the number of items in your Media Chooser and the size of your browser window, you may have two vertical scrollbars. To scroll the Media Chooser down (to get to the Insert Content button), use the rightmost vertical scrollbar.

image of right side of media chooser with two vertical scrollbars, rightmost bar is pointed to

When you click Insert Content, your media will be embedded in the text box. 

If your media was video or audio, participants will be able to play the media directly on the page. Participants who click on embedded images and files will be prompted to download the files.

The Media Library (YuJa) is the preferred way to provide students with pre-recorded video. It can also be used by students to share video, either in online discussion or assignment submission. This walkthrough shows how to locate the Media Library, add media to the library, then link or embed that uploaded content into a Blackboard text box.

Find Media Library [YuJa] Link

The Media Library is the starting point for managing your media collection on YuJa. You can use this page to upload and create media, view comments and analytics, and add videos to course-based channels.

When faculty access their Media Library from a link inside a course, they'll be presented with their media collection. When students access the media library from inside a course, they'll be presented with the course's media channel -- a list of videos published to the course channel by the instructor. 

To access the Media Library, locate the Details & Actions menu (on the left or at top of the Course Content page, depending on the width of your screen). Choose "View course & institution tools" under Books & Tools.

Details & Actions menu with View course & institution tools selection highlighted

Select Media Library [YuJa] from the Available Tools list.

Available tools list focused on Medial Library selection

Upload Media to Media Library [YuJa]

To upload media (video, audio, documents) to your Media Library, you can:

Drag and Drop Method

Navigate to the appropriate folder in your media library, then drag and drop you media file onto the area of the screen where thumbnails for other media appear.

5 second animation of drag and drop in process

Depending on the size of your upload, it may take some time for the upload to finish. You can track the upload progress using the queue overlay that appears at the bottom of the window.

File Browse Method

If drag and drop isn't convenient, click the upload button in the upper middle of the screen. NOTE: on narrower windows, the "UPLOAD" text may not appear -- look for the up-arrow icon.

upper section of the Media Library with upload button highlighted

This opens the Add Media window. Click the BROWSE button in the center of the screen to open a file browser. Once you have selected a file, the upload process will begin automatically.

image of add media window with browse button highlighted

Find Media Chooser [YuJa] Textbox Link

Click the Add Content + button on any textbox toolbar in your ultra-style Blackboard course site. Choose Content Market.

Under Institution Tools, select Add Video From Media Library [YuJa].

Add Video From Media Library [YuJa] box

Although the button text reads "Add Video," you can use this tool to add audio, images, or files as well as video.

Insert Media From Media Chooser into a Textbox

Finally, you'll select the video and add it to your textbox.

From the Media Chooser, locate the media you wish to embed in the textbox and click on it to select.

media chooser contents with thumbnails

If you have a lot of videos in your Media Library, you may want to use the search box to locate the a file. Switching from thumbnail view to list view may also help.

media search options

The filters button can also help you narrow the contents that appears in the Media Chooser. Click the filter button (left of the search box), select appropriate filters, then click FILTER to narrow the items displayed.

Media Chooser filters with filter button highlighted

Scroll the Media Chooser window down and click the Insert Content button.

Depending on the number of items in your Media Chooser and the size of your browser window, you may have two vertical scrollbars. To scroll the Media Chooser down (to get to the Insert Content button), use the rightmost vertical scrollbar.

image of right side of media chooser with two vertical scrollbars, rightmost bar is pointed to

When you click Insert Content, your media will be embedded in the text box. 

If your media was video or audio, participants will be able to play the media directly on the page. Participants who click on embedded images and files will be prompted to download the files.