Poodll Solo is an automatically graded open speaking activity for language students.
The Speaking Topic
The teacher prepares a speaking topic for the activity in the activity settings. A speaking topic should give the students something to talk about, set a target speaking time, target word count and some target keywords. The teacher can specify additional resources such as images, and videos as part of the speaking topic.
Poodll Solo by default will apply a formula based on speaking clarity , word count, grammar accuracy and target words to build a score for the students performance. This formula can be configured in the activity's grading settings. It will also make suggestions to improve the student's grammar.
The Activity Steps
The Solo activity steps are:
- Prepare to speak
- Transcribe / Type [optional]
- Review a model answer [optional]
- Review results
The transcribe step is optional and can also be moved before the Speak step , so that students can practice reading off a script they prepare.
Try Poodll Solo on the Poodll Demo Site
Click here to try a Poodll Solo activity. [Opens in a new window]
Getting Started with Poodll Solo
Poodll Solo requires a Poodll API username and secret. These are available with a free trial or a paid subscription. To get your API username and secret:
- Visit: https://poodll.com/try-poodll
- Follow the steps to take a free trial
- Register your Moodle site URL and collect your API user and secret
Then install Poodll Solo. You can enter your API user and secret on the plugin settings page.
Read more about installing and using Poodll Solo here.