A Flashcard Application for Moodle Users
WordCards is a plugin that allows teachers to create sets of flashcards for students to study. There are four different study modes available:
- Choose the Answer
- Type the Answer
- Listen and Type
- Say the Words
For each mode, there is a review option available in which the student is tested on previously studied words drawn randomly from their study pool.
Teachers create WordCards sessions by either adding terms and definitions manually or importing from a CSV file. Each session consists of up to five steps. For each step, the teacher must choose the study mode as well as the number of terms to be included. When all steps have been completed, the student receives an exit message. This message can be edited in the activity settings for Word Cards. All steps of a WordCards session are completely autograded.
Each Poodll WordCards instance contains 1 definition step, and up to 5 practice steps. They must be completed in sequence. Upon completion of the steps, the activity is flagged “complete.” The activity practice types are as follows:
Choose the Answer
Type the Words
Listen and type
Speak the Words
WordCards is designed for learning new words and phrases in another language. The plugin is adaptable to a variety of languages, though the Say the Words study mode requires voice transcription AI that may not be available in some languages. Text-to-speech provides pronunciation models and opportunities for learners to develop aural recognition of new words and phrases. It is also possible to upload an audio file if text-to-speech is unavailable or not suitable for some reason. Image files may also be added to cards to make the task more accessible for young learners.
WordCards requires a Poodll API username and secret. These are available with a free trial or paid subscription to Poodll Essentials. To get your API username and secret:
- Visit the WordCards page at poodll.com
- Take a "30 day Free Trial" and try our WordCards demo course
- Register your Moodle site URL on your member page
- Pick up your Cloud Poodll API user and secret
You can install Poodll WordCards as usual from the Moodle plugins directory. After installation you will be asked for your API user and secret. Please see the Poodll WordCards support documentation for more information on installing and using WordCards
Poodll has been making plugins for Moodle since 2011. Our software has helped teachers build and deliver language courses in thousands of Moodle websites worldwide. Search for "Poodll" in the Moodle Plugins directory to see a list containing more than 25 of our plugins. Poodll is based in Nagasaki, Japan.
Where Credit is Due ...
Poodll Wordcards originated as a project for iShine Professional College and along the way several developers have contributed , notably Paul Raine and Frederick Massart.