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Why Should You Choose Panopto Over Yuja?

If you’re here to gain a comprehensive understanding of the differences between Panopto and Yuja or searching for an alternative video platform, you’ve come to the right place. Panopto and Yuja are both great video management solutions, with each having advantages depending on the individual needs of your institution. We’ll explore the differences between each platform below.

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In this guide, you will learn:

  • What is the Difference Between Panopto and Yuja?
  • Why Should Schools Choose Panopto Over Yuja?
  • 5 reasons Panopto is the best Yuja alternative
  • Panopto vs Yuja: What Customers Say

What is the Difference Between Panopto and Yuja?

We know that choosing the right video platform can be tough. That’s why we’re here to shed some light on the difference between Panopto and Yuja to help you make your decision. 

So, which of these solutions are the best fit for your institution? Well, that depends on your institution’s individual needs. 

Yuja is a smaller company compared to Panopto and offers eight different EdTech products. These range from video management to test proctoring to student response systems, which can be really beneficial if you’re looking for a range of solutions. 

On the other hand, Panopto is not a general EdTech company, but rather is a purpose-built, video-learning solution. We are focused on offering the best video solution for our customers and building features that our users need.

Panopto helps students and teachers learn at the University of Nevada Las Vegas


💡 We’ve been recognized by Aragon and G2 as a Video Leader in 2023 (for the 7th year in a row!)

Why Should Schools Choose Panopto Over Yuja?

When it comes to higher education, choosing the right video solution is crucial. You need a solution that’s tailor-made for learning and can keep up with your evolving needs. We’ve perfected the art of lecture capture, with unrivaled reliability and usability that educators love. Our seamless recording and sharing capabilities, complete with synchronized slides and searchable transcripts, have made us the go-to solution for educational institutions worldwide. But that’s not all. 

With Panopto, you get a dedicated team of experts ready to provide you with top-notch customer support. We’re talking about real humans who pick up the phone when you call, ready to help you every step of the way. Looking for an easy-to-use platform with a team that’s here to guide you, every step of the way? We’ve got your back. 

Panopto being used for a flipped laboratory.

💡 We put accessibility first. Our ASR captions have 90+% accuracy.

5 Reasons Panopto is the Best Yuja Alternative

1. Purpose-built video learning solution

While YuJa is a useful EdTech platform with a number of solutions and frequent updates, it is important to keep in mind that innovation may not always focus on the video learning solution. At Panopto, we take a different approach. We’re not just another general EdTech company – we’re a purpose-built video learning solution, laser-focused on delivering the absolute best for our customers. Founded out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, we were created by educators, for educators.

You’re in great company.

💡 21 of the 25 world’s top universities use Panopto.

Panopto higher education universities.

2. Superior quality and reliability

Have you ever bought a cheaper product and realized it was inferior post-purchase? When it comes to quality, Panopto won’t let you down. With over fifteen years of top-notch service under our belt, we guarantee uptime, performance, ASR accuracy, and ironclad security that align with your needs and expectations.

Panopto’s remote recorders continue capturing video even in case of server hardware or power failures – a feature that helped Thomas Jefferson University through a would-be disaster just prior to midterm exams.

📣 “Panopto records seven days out. The remote recorders receive the schedule a week in advance of the lectures themselves, then start recording at the appropriate times – even when they aren’t able to communicate with the central server.”

Chris Braster, Assistant Director of Educational Technologies, Thomas Jefferson University

Because Yuja offers a variety of EdTech solutions, there is an impressive list of features available. However, it’s important to consider which specific features you primarily rely on and whether these are consistently updated and refined to reliably address your needs. 

Panopto takes a different approach, focusing solely on delivering the highest quality features for your video learning needs. Yuja may offer quantity, but we’re all about the quality that leaves a lasting impact. When comparing the two video solutions, ask yourself: is it the quantity or the quality of features that truly matters?

💡 Panopto reported 99.99% uptime in the last 12 months

3. Invested in your success

We’re not just here for a one-time transaction – we’re in it for the long haul, investing in your success today and tomorrow. From the moment you choose us, we become your trusted partners, providing top-notch implementation services and unwavering day-to-day support. We’re by your side every step of the way, because your success is our success. 

Unlike other platforms, most Panopto customers receive dedicated experts in implementation, customer success, and technology support. We’re here to solve problems, boost usage, and drive maximum value for you. With Panopto, you’re not just a customer – you’re part of our extended family, and we’re committed to your triumph.

💡 We have a customer satisfaction rate of 99% and over 95% retention rate

On the other hand, Yuja offers a 1-800 number for live user support, an online knowledge base – similar to many SaaS platforms – and a self-serve troubleshooting portal. 

With an NPS score nearing 60, an industry-leading 99% customer satisfaction rate, and an impressive 95% retention rate, Panopto’s customer support is unrivaled. We believe in the power of data, so we encourage you to ask Yuja for the same KPIs and see how the team measures up. 

📣 “Working with Panopto has been great, they really do set the gold standard for vendor support.”

Alethea Inns, Associate Instructional Technology Support Specialist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4. Partnerships and integrations that unlock more value

Unlocking video value? That’s our specialty. We’re not just any run-of-the-mill platform, we partner and integrate with top educational technology companies to enhance your video experience from start to finish. We’ve got multiple partner categories and integrations that cater to your school’s unique needs, today and tomorrow. 

We integrate with the technology you already use. A few of our LMS integrations: 

Panopto's higher education integrations.Plus, our incredible channel partners go the extra mile, reselling Panopto in specific geographies and vertical markets. What does that mean for you? The perfect blend of unbeatable pricing and exceptional service. With Panopto, you’re not just getting a video solution – you’re getting a world of innovation, collaboration, and seamless integration.

💡  Panopto has over 55 actively supported integrations

5. No surprises with our radical pricing transparency

We believe in radical pricing transparency, because trust is the foundation of any successful partnership. Our pricing may appear higher than Yuja’s on paper at the time of the deal, but here’s the twist: our all-inclusive pricing ensures there are no surprises or hidden costs throughout your contract period.

With us, what you see is what you get – no hidden costs, no surprises. 

While Yuja may entice you with seemingly budget-friendly “unlimited” packages and tempting a la carte add-ons, watch out for overage clauses that can lead to unexpected expenses down the road. 

Keep in mind it’s essential for your team to review the fine print of contracts, so you can make an informed decision and accurately predict pricing, both upfront and as your video library expands. 

💡 Our pricing has ZERO surprise changes and FREE authenticated viewing

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📣 “Panopto has given our students and faculty the ability to use video technology much more easily than they ever could before, and really enhances the teaching and learning process.”

Jeana Rogers, Center for Academic Technology, Butler University

Panopto is the Easy-to-Use Yuja Alternative

Panopto is the hassle-free alternative to Yuja, designed with user-friendliness in mind. Don’t just take our word for it – have a read of what some of our customers had to say.

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Customer reviews of Panopto on Capterra

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Why Higher Education Institutions Love Panopto

15 + years 

Delivering value globally 

10M + 

People in over 190 countries have used Panopto

21 of the 25 

World’s top universities use Panopto

When it comes to video learning, Panopto is #1.

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