The University of Reading has entered into a 10-year deal with YuJa to provide a Video Content Management System (CMS), Lecture Capture, video hosting and support services across its multiple UK campuses.
University officials were seeking a solution for both personal and classroom capture that enables digital recording, screen capture, audio and video, and that provides storage and delivery of media to serve its more than 19,000 students from over 150 countries.
Providing tools to enhance accessibility, ease of use, and the ability to integrate with the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) also were important considerations.
Reading had been using ad-hoc implementations across a variety of systems, including proprietary systems and arrangements made through the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
University officials considered the practical and technical support available for staff to use the platform, with YuJa offering a team that could help guide staff and students to make best use of the tools to enhance teaching and learning.
James is the Editor of Government Transformation magazine, and has been covering digital government and public sector reform for 20 years. He also oversees the development of the UK's biggest network of public sector transformation conferences.