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Assignment types: PoodLL Online

assignment_poodllonline
Maintained by Picture of Justin Hunt Justin Hunt
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.
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The PoodLL Online assignment allows students to record audio or video, or to draw a picture, as a submission to the assignment.

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This plugin is part of set PoodLL.

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  • François Lizotte
    Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 4:18 AM
    Updated with 2013022200 release this morning. Recording doesn't seem to work with Google Chrome but OK with Firefox.

    The new QType works fine with both browsers.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 9:01 AM
    Thanks François . I just tried it out on Chrome (vers 25.0.1364.97) / Windows 7 , using audio(rtmp) , audio(mp3), and video(rtmp). They all worked.

    On which OS did you see the problem? And what kind of recording were you trying?

    If you try again with Chrome, does it work?

  • François Lizotte
    Thu, Mar 7, 2013, 3:30 AM
    Hi Justin,

    Sorry for the delays. I'm back to testing today. I must confess that I'm testiing two modules at the same time. Pushing my luck to far maybe.

    On my Moodle 2.4 on which I installed Poodll, I also have LTI-provider. The idea is to have Poodll on one Moodle accessed by other Moodle sites through External tool module.

    If we directly connect, then it works fine. So the issuer is related to the LTI connection between two Moodles.





  • Picture of leandro mendes ferreira
    Sun, Jul 14, 2013, 10:22 AM
    version is outdated. correct version is in : http://poodll.com/downloads-for-poodll-2-3/


    Versão está desatualizada. A versão correta encontra-se em http://poodll.com/downloads-for-poodll-2-3/
  • Picture of Inbar Dotan
    Sun, Jul 28, 2013, 11:20 PM
    Hi Justin,

    Is there a way to let students decide which medium they would like to use?

    Thanks,
    Inbar.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Tue, Jul 30, 2013, 11:51 PM
    The teacher decides when they create the activity. So no, there is no way for the student to choose
  • Picture of Reinhard Pointner
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 1:56 AM
    The latest version of this plugin requires:
    filter_poodll (2013120500)

    But filter_poodll with this version does not exist:
    https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversions.php?plugin=filter_poodll

    How can I fix this?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 5:38 AM
    Hi Reinhard. The version 2013120500 is the minimum required version. The current version is greater than that.
    https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=filter_poodll

    So if you install that, then you will also be able to install the PoodLL Online assignment.

    NB If you are using Moodle 2.3 or greater then you can use the new Moodle assignment, which uses not this, but a similar plugin.
    https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=assignsubmission_onlinepoodll
  • My picture
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 6:36 PM
    Hello Justin,

    I tried it with Moodle 2.2 and it works fine, but the quality of the video recordings (webcam and from Ipads) is very poo using the default Red5 server located in Tokio. It doesn't improve increasing the number of FPS or changing the settings.

    I am installing a Red5 open source video streaming server in a Windows 2008 server (the same server in which our Moodle test site is) to check if the quality of the recordings improve.

    I have followed the steps in this manual:
    http://fitcom.co/2013/07/08/red5-server-on-windows-or-linux/

    but I have an error message when I tried to start the server:

    JAVA_HOME environment variable not set! Take a look at the readme. Press any key to continue...'

    There is not any readme file.
    and the content of the red5.bat is:
    ______________________________________________________________________________________
    @echo off

    SETLOCAL

    if NOT DEFINED RED5_HOME set RED5_HOME=%~dp0

    if NOT DEFINED RED5_MAINCLASS set RED5_MAINCLASS=org.red5.server.Bootstrap

    if NOT DEFINED JAVA_HOME goto err

    REM JAVA options
    REM You can set JAVA_OPTS to add additional options if you want
    REM Set up logging options
    set LOGGING_OPTS=-Dlogback.ContextSelector=org.red5.logging.LoggingContextSelector -Dcatalina.useNaming=true
    REM Set up security options
    REM set SECURITY_OPTS=-Djava.security.debug=failure -Djava.security.manager -Djava.security.policy="%RED5_HOME%/conf/red5.policy"
    set SECURITY_OPTS=-Djava.security.debug=failure
    REM Setup python/jython path
    set JYTHON_OPTS=-Dpython.home=lib
    REM Combined java options
    set JAVA_OPTS=%LOGGING_OPTS% %SECURITY_OPTS% %JAVA_OPTS% %JYTHON_OPTS%

    set RED5_CLASSPATH=%RED5_HOME%\red5-server-1.0-bootstrap.jar;%RED5_HOME%\conf;%CLASSPATH%

    if NOT DEFINED RED5_OPTS set RED5_OPTS=

    goto launchRed5

    :launchRed5
    echo Starting Red5
    "%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java" %JAVA_OPTS% -cp "%RED5_CLASSPATH%" %RED5_MAINCLASS% %RED5_OPTS%
    goto finally

    :err
    echo JAVA_HOME environment variable not set! Take a look at the readme.
    pause

    :finally
    ENDLOCAL
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thank you very much for your advice.
    Mari Cruz
  • My picture
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 6:36 PM
    Hello Justin,

    I tried it with Moodle 2.2 and it works fine, but the quality of the video recordings (webcam and from Ipads) is very poo using the default Red5 server located in Tokio. It doesn't improve increasing the number of FPS or changing the settings.

    I am installing a Red5 open source video streaming server in a Windows 2008 server (the same server in which our Moodle test site is) to check if the quality of the recordings improve.

    I have followed the steps in this manual:
    http://fitcom.co/2013/07/08/red5-server-on-windows-or-linux/

    but I have an error message when I tried to start the server:

    JAVA_HOME environment variable not set! Take a look at the readme. Press any key to continue...'

    There is not any readme file.
    and the content of the red5.bat is:
    ______________________________________________________________________________________
    @echo off

    SETLOCAL

    if NOT DEFINED RED5_HOME set RED5_HOME=%~dp0

    if NOT DEFINED RED5_MAINCLASS set RED5_MAINCLASS=org.red5.server.Bootstrap

    if NOT DEFINED JAVA_HOME goto err

    REM JAVA options
    REM You can set JAVA_OPTS to add additional options if you want
    REM Set up logging options
    set LOGGING_OPTS=-Dlogback.ContextSelector=org.red5.logging.LoggingContextSelector -Dcatalina.useNaming=true
    REM Set up security options
    REM set SECURITY_OPTS=-Djava.security.debug=failure -Djava.security.manager -Djava.security.policy="%RED5_HOME%/conf/red5.policy"
    set SECURITY_OPTS=-Djava.security.debug=failure
    REM Setup python/jython path
    set JYTHON_OPTS=-Dpython.home=lib
    REM Combined java options
    set JAVA_OPTS=%LOGGING_OPTS% %SECURITY_OPTS% %JAVA_OPTS% %JYTHON_OPTS%

    set RED5_CLASSPATH=%RED5_HOME%\red5-server-1.0-bootstrap.jar;%RED5_HOME%\conf;%CLASSPATH%

    if NOT DEFINED RED5_OPTS set RED5_OPTS=

    goto launchRed5

    :launchRed5
    echo Starting Red5
    "%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java" %JAVA_OPTS% -cp "%RED5_CLASSPATH%" %RED5_MAINCLASS% %RED5_OPTS%
    goto finally

    :err
    echo JAVA_HOME environment variable not set! Take a look at the readme.
    pause

    :finally
    ENDLOCAL
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thank you very much for your advice.
    Mari Cruz
  • My picture
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 7:29 PM
    I have managed to install correctly the Red5 video server in Windows and when I go to the local address: 127.0.0.1:5080, I can see the test page.

    Can you please advice of which Poodll host address and Host id I should add in the menu Poodll filter?

    Instead of tokyo.poodll.com, should I add
    127.0.0.1:5080?
    Thanks for the advice
  • KerryJ
    Tue, May 27, 2014, 1:17 PM
    Hi there

    Just got this message from our service provider. Does this mean that Poodll doesn't work with Moodle 2.7?

    As part of the upgrade to Moodle 2.7, the legacy Assignment 2.2 activity has been disabled. Backups from the legacy Assignment 2.2 activity will seamlessly restore to the newer Assignment activity. All remaining instances of the legacy Assignment 2.2 activity must be upgraded using the assignment upgrade tool...

    Thanks

    KerryJ
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Tue, May 27, 2014, 1:23 PM
    The old assignment 2.2 is no longer installed by default in Moodle 2.7. This plugin (poodllonline) is for the old assignment 2.2.

    You are being asked to start using the new Moodle assignment (available since 2.3). That is a good idea, and PoodLL will be ok through the upgrade process. The submission plugin for the newer Moodle Assignment is called "onlinepoodll." Make sure that you have that installed.
  • Picture of Steph Hay
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 10:49 PM
    Hi,

    We have installed Poodll and I am looking to be able to use the Permissions within Moodle to limit all Poodll activities to one course - a kind of pilot. I am having difficulty achieving this, when I change the permissions for the options 'Can download media' and 'View Poodll Plus repository' I can still add a Poodll assignment and have all the Poodll options for feedback when creating an assignment. Is there another setting within Poodll that will help me limit it to either a category or role?

    Thanks,

    Steph
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 10:31 AM
    Well, hmm. PoodLL Anywhere has quite a few capabilities, so it might work there. The PoodLL filter can be left on but disabled, and then you would just enable it in the relevant course.

    It might be possible to add a few capabilities to the assignment and repository mods here and there, so the teacher would not see the PoodLL options when creating assignments / repositories. I would have to try it to see how well that worked.

    I suspect this won't be easy in the PoodLL recording question.

    So I think you might be able to get it going, but it would require adding capabilities that currently don't exist. A little bit tricky.
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