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Stream is a video streaming platform powered by YuJa (external link) . Starting in Spring 2022, all faculty and staff have access to upload video content to Stream.

  • Replacement service for Ryecast
  • Integrated with D2L Brightspace
  • Video portal for hosting public content
  • Live event streaming for seminars and various campus events
  • Secure video sharing
  • Access to usage data analytics

Access the platform at

Stream replaces Ryecast as Toronto Metropolitan University’s video streaming platform

Ryecast is no longer available as of April 30, 2023. Video content and related files that were actively used on Ryecast have been moved over to Stream. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Why are we ending Ryecast access?

Ryecast lacked many of the modern features of a streaming platform as TMU supported it over the years. In Summer 2020, CCS embarked on a project to find a new home for video streaming that met our changing requirements. The search committee found YuJa Enterprise Video Platform to meet the needs of the TMU community.

Getting Started 

Faculty and staff

The Stream Video Platform is available to be added as a third-party tool on D2L Brightspace course shells. 

All faculty and staff can access the platform by adding it to their course shell or organization shell on D2L Brightspace. If you do not have an organization shell on Brightspace and would like to use this tool, please Request an Organization Shell.


Students can access the platform through their course shell. Contact your instructor if you are not sure where to access the tool.

Note: Students are not permitted to use the platform for uploading and media sharing purposes.

Request to post publicly on Stream

The default faculty and staff access provides the user the ability to share with members of their course or organization. There may be use cases where an event needs to be shared publicly, such as convocation ceremonies, guest lecturers, promotion videos, etc. In these cases, we can grant users a Sub-Admin role.

If you require access to post publicly on behalf of your school, department, or organization, please fill out the  (google form) Stream Video Platform Request Form (external link) .

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Training sessions on the new Stream Video Platform will be made available later this summer. How-to-guides are currently available on the Stream Video Platform (integration with Brightspace) page on our website.

Content owners may also request a one-on-one consultation with our staff by completing the Digital Media Projects Request Form.

Not sure if this is the right tool?

If you need to:

  • share videos within a D2L Brightspace course, school, organization or department;
  • add a quiz within a video;
  • analyze viewer behaviour using reports and data analytics;
  • allow students to add personal notes and comments within a video

Then the Stream Video Platform is right for you. 

The DMP also offers other tools that might be helpful for other use cases.

If you need to: Use:
  • Record portions of your lecture
  • Record quick tutorials


  • Ask students to record video or audio assignments
  • Provide spoken feedback to students

D2L Brightspace

  • Store a backup of video or audio files that are not currently being shared

Google Drive

Support 

To request access, please fill out the  (google form) Stream Video Platform Request Form. (external link) 

More documentation and how-to videos are also available through YuJa’s support page. (external link) 

Terms of use

By using this system, you have agreed with the terms of the University’s Computing Guidelines  and the Acceptable Use Policy regarding use of a Toronto Metropolitan University resource.   Your use of the system will comply with any instructions or guidelines provided by Computing and Communications Services, YuJa or any guidelines provided by a third party platform provider (e.g. YouTube) that is accessed through the system.  You agree that your use of the system will be in an ethical manner.  

The system and the content provided to you through the system is copyrighted work and should not be downloaded and/or used without permission.

By uploading your content to the system you are confirming that you are the owner of, or have the right to post the content in accordance with copyright laws and privacy laws.  You retain all rights in and to your content. You grant to the University and YuJa a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use and display the uploaded content as necessary to distribute the content through the system.  

YuJa may collect and analyze data and other information relating to the use and performance of various aspects of the system and related systems and technologies.  Any use or disclosure of such data and information will be in aggregate or other anonymous and de-identified form. This data may be used to improve and enhance the YuJa system,  for other development, diagnostics, corrective purposes as well as in connection to the marketing of the system and other YuJa offerings.