Atto: Cloud Poodll for Atto

atto_cloudpoodll
Maintained by Picture of Justin Hunt Justin Hunt
An audio and video recorder for Moodle. The recordings are stored in the cloud and can be automatically subtitled (English or Spanish). Administrators can choose from recorder skins, and use Moodle capabilities to control the display of icons. Cloud Poodll for Atto is not dependent on any other plugin.
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Cloud Poodll for Atto is an audio and video recorder for Moodle. Unlike its older brother Poodll, Cloud Poodll has no dependencies and can be installed independently. 

The recordings are stored in the cloud and it is also possible to upload media files by choosing them or by dragging and dropping them onto the uploader. Recordings and uploads can optionally be automatically subtitled in English or Spanish.

Administrators can choose from recorder skins, and use Moodle capabilities to control the display of icons. 

Cloud Poodll requires a Poodll API username and secret. These are available with a paid subscription to Poodll. Pricing and free trial information for Poodll is available at: https://poodll.com/pricing.


For testing purposes the following credentials will work on localhost:

API username: localhostuser

API secret: w3gMcbQC0MDyPhCT



Adding Cloud Poodll to the Atto Toolbar

After installing Cloud Poodll we need to add the word "cloudpoodll" to the Atto toolbar settings in the location that we want it to show. 
Do this at: Site administration -> Plugins -> Text editors -> Atto toolbar settings


The Cloud Poodll icons look the same as the standard Moodle Record RTC icons. And you won't need both. So you might just replace "recordrtc" with "cloudpoodll."


When an HTML editor is displayed in Moodle, under the default Cloud Poodll settings you should now see the Cloud Poodll microphone and  video camera icon.


Using Cloud Poodll for Atto

When either the microphone or video camera icons are pressed, the Cloud Poodll pop-up dialog will display. 

There are three tabs: 

  • Audio/Video recorder tab
  • Upload tab
  • Options tab


The recorder tab

The recorder displays the recorder. The recorder will different depending on the media type being recorder(audio or video) and the recorder skin (Standard, 123, Fresh etc). In all cases when the recording has been uploaded the dialog will close automatically and place the media player/ link in the html area.




The upload tab

The upload tab allows the user to upload a video/audio file from their computer or device, instead of recording. Its possible to press the "Choose File" button to navigate to the file from the file system. Or the file can simply be dragged and dropped into the dotted area. In either case the upload will start immediately and upon completion the dialog will close automatically and place the media player/ link into the html area.



The options tab

The options tab allows you to :

  • Specify if you want to embed a player or a media link into the html area
    In either case when the page is displayed, Moodle will display a player. 
    A media link is needed to work with the Poodll filter and Video easy media filters. Moodle multimedia plugin filter can work links or media players.

  • Request subtitles and select the language being spoken(English or Spanish).
    Subtitles can be requested for audio and video recordings(or uploads). They take about 5 minutes to become available.
    NB the subtitles must be requested (ie checkbox checked) BEFORE the recording/upload commences.





Potential privacy issues

Recorded files are not stored in Moodle and are publicly accessible. The URL to the recorded files is randomized and contains no personally identifying attributes.

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Justin Hunt (Lead maintainer)
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