TinyMCE: Poodll Anywhere(TinyMCE)

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Poodll Anywhere for TinyMCE allows the user to record audio and video or draw pictures, or snap pictures, directly into forum posts, assignment descriptions, page resource content, question descriptions, question responses and other areas.
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The Poodll Anywhere plugin for TinyMCE allows the user to record audio and video or draw pictures, or snap pictures, directly into forum posts, assignment descriptions, page resource content, question descriptions, question responses and other areas. Development was funded by the Birmingham City University.

The recorders available are:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Whiteboard
  • Snapshot

They can be hidden or shown universally using the settings found at:

Site admin -> Plugins -> Text editors ->  TinyMCE Html Editor -> Poodll Anywhere

They can also be hidden or shown based on the users role using the folllowing capabilities.


NOTE: PoodLL Anywhere for TinyMCE depends on the Poodll Filter also being installed, and will not install or work properly without it *

See a quick 1 minute video about Poodll Anywhere for TinyMCE here


This plugin is part of set PoodLL.


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  • Picture of Mārtiņš Ķīsis
    Fri, 30 Oct 2015, 5:39 PM
    I have problem with poodLL icons - they doesent show on any text editor. I allready instaled, enabled the filter, still no sucsess.
    Tried it on Moodle 2.8 and 2.9 both the same problem.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Sun, 1 Nov 2015, 3:32 PM
    There are two PoodLL Anywheres. One for TinyMCE and one for Atto. Possibly you are using Atto but did not install PoodLL Anywhere for Atto? See here: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/atto_poodll
  • Picture of Alexander Adadurov
    Thu, 17 Mar 2016, 10:07 PM
    Hi Justin! Great plugin, thank you for sharing it! My comment is again about uploading files to comment forms, where plugin normally hides itself. Do you know if there is a possibility to make some hacks on Moodle to get your plugin work in such forms? I think for many teacher it is vitally important to have it there, as they want to make a quick voice answers/comments to their students.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Fri, 18 Mar 2016, 4:53 AM
    The option to do this is on the way. The issue is where the Moodle text area does not have an associated file area to store uploads. When PoodLL records and stores files successfully in the "cloud" (probably Amazon S3) then a Moodle file area will not be necessary to store recordings.
  • Picture of kathy hooper
    Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 6:37 AM
    I am running this plugin on Moodle 3.3. It works well except for the sound recording where the controls at the bottom don't show. The record etc buttons show and work but not the insert and the other buttons at the bottom. We are using tinymce. Any suggestions?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 8:38 AM
    Hi Kathy, I have heard this before so it sounds like a problem that I will have to look into. But i have not yet seen it.
    If switching to Atto is not an option, you might have to wait till I can get into it. I can not promise that will be this week.
  • Picture of kathy hooper
    Fri, 25 Mar 2016, 11:48 AM
    Thanks Justin, I will wait. Teaching new users an new editor is too much to contemplate!
    Fantastic plugin - thanks.
  • Picture of Craig Ferguson
    Tue, 12 Apr 2016, 4:27 AM
    Hi Justin,

    I'm having a problem similar to Kathy that is preventing people from being able to inset their recorded audio when using TinyMCE - the insert button is either non-existent or unclickable. It works fine when we use Atto, but we'd definitely prefer TinyMCE. I'll stay tuned.
  • Picture of Andrew Earley
    Thu, 2 Jun 2016, 10:46 PM
    Hi Justin,
    The plugin looks great so far.
    When watching your video on the plugin I couldn't help but notice the Whiteboard (The main reason for me trying this) is different.
    Which default whiteboard were you using for that, I would like the line tool which was available in your video.
    I am guessing it is most likely the 'Literally Canvas(js)' however when I try to use that it does not appear, nothing appears. I am running Moodle 2.7 so it should work?
  • Picture of susan wilson
    Thu, 7 Jul 2016, 7:22 AM
    Hi Justin,
    We're also seeing the same problem Craig and Kathy reported with audio recordings on the TinyMCE, on Moodle 3.04. The insert and other bottom buttons appear for a flash at the top of the recording window for a half-second, then disappear. We've been using these plugins for a couple of years and If I backup/restore a course from an older version of Moodle with a recording from TinyMCE, for example in a label, it's there and plays with no problem. Just can't create any new ones. I hope that helps.
  • Picture of Edmund Evangelista
    Tue, 9 Aug 2016, 4:17 PM
    Will this plugin work in Moodle 3.1? I have tried installing everything and followed the recommended configuration, but the icons for recording does not seem to appear. I installed both in Tiny MCE and Atto text editors.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Tue, 9 Aug 2016, 5:17 PM
    It works in 3.1 on Atto and TinyMCE (but there are phantom issues with disappearing "insert" buttons on TinyMCE).
    Where are you trying to record, and did you look at the settings for the TinyMCE and Atto toolbars. You need to add PoodLL to those for the editor to know where to display the icons.
  • Picture of Jim Streicher
    Mon, 25 Sep 2017, 9:17 PM
    Justin, can you clarify what information is communicated from Poodle to another server? And is this communication encrypted?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Mon, 25 Sep 2017, 10:16 PM
    Jim, this document might help. https://docs.google.com/document/d/19aWMZzxZgR1ZY4OYOuPRQ07KoaZnvS2WB4nD3yMNT3Y/edit?usp=sharing. Note also that in Poodll3 it is possible to configure AWS regions so that your Moodle data never leaves Europe (for example)
  • Picture of Helson C
    Thu, 19 Oct 2017, 9:35 PM
    Hello anyone,
    The poodll don't appear on editor in activity "Lesson" when is on student role.
    How can I enable poodle anywhere on Lesson ?
    Thanks in advance!
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