Assignment types: PoodLL Online

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An audio/video recording assignment type for Moodle 2.x It either uses a "cloud" based recording server, or a standalone MP3 recorder. There is also a "Draw a picture" submission option. It requires the PoodLL filter to be installed and enabled.

PoodLL Online 2.5.1 (Build 2013120500)

Release notes

PoodLL Online Assignment
Thanks for downloading PoodLL.

Installation instructions and a video can be found at .

If you are installing this mod separately from the full PoodLL kaboodle,
there should be only one folder "poodllonline" expanded after you unzip the zip file.
Place this folder into your moodle installation under the [site_root]/mod/assignment/type folder.

Then login to your site as admin and go to your Moodle site's "notifications" page(under site administration).
Moodle should then guide you through the installation or upgrade of the PoodLL Online assignment.

Then when you go to create an activity you should see a new assignment type, Poodll Online, in the list.
In Moodle 2.3 and above you will need to enable Moodle 2.2 assignment types. This can be done at:
site administration -> plugins ->activity modules ->manage activities

Using the PoodLL Online assignment type you can collect these kind of submissions:
1) Video recording (via PoodLL's Red Server
2) Audio Recording (via PoodLL's Red Server
3) MP3 Recording (doesn't require Red5)
4) Whiteboard (draw pictures)

Moodle caching can affect audio/video playback reliability. To turn off text filter caching:
Go to: Site Administration -> Plugins -> Filters ->Common Filter Settings
There set "Text Cache Lifetime" to "no"

*Please be aware that the PoodLL Online assignment relies on the PoodLL Filter being installed, and won't work properly otherwise*

Good luck.

Justin Hunt
Chief PoodLL'er
Moodle 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
2.5.1 (Build 2013120500)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.1, Moodle 2.2, Moodle 2.3, Moodle 2.4, Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6
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  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.6

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Assignment types

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myassigntype") in the "mod/assignment/type" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation