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Assignment submissions : Online PoodLL submissions

Maintained by Picture of Justin Hunt Justin Hunt
The PoodLL Assignment Submission allows students to record audio or video, or draw/upload pictures as assignment submissions. It requires the PoodLL filter to also be installed.
Moodle 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7

Using the PoodLL Assign Submission you can use any of these 5 "recorders."
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)
5) Snapshot (take photos with webcam)

The assignment should detect an iOS or android device and allow the student to record or upload directly from the device. In the case of a whiteboard it will display a drawing area with controls

Using the PoodLL feedback mod it is also possible to respond to the student in the same medium in which they submitted.


This plugin is part of set PoodLL.


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  • Picture of Henrik sune Pedersen
    Fri, Aug 14, 2015, 6:20 PM
    I cant get the Video recording to work in moodle 2.8.6 in internet explorer - It works in FireFox and in Chrome - But the users prefer IE (dont know why)
    If i record a video in ff i can see it in IE but not record in IE. the sound is recorded but the cam doesnt start at all.

    I have installed:
    assignsubmission_onlinepoodll 1.5.8
    assignfeedback_poodll 1.0.5
    filter_poodll 2.7.6

    I have set the filter to use flowplayer in default player types
    and in flowplayer settings i have set these settings :
    I have moved the filter so its the first filter in the filter list.

    Please help i cant figure what im doing wrong
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Sat, Aug 15, 2015, 11:28 AM
    If the audio is recorded but not the video, then its a tricky situation. Sometimes a webcam can only be used on one device by one application. So if another browser was using it, or a native app like Skype, then nothing else can. I would suggest rebooting and trying again. If this is a problem on more than one machine, ie its all the internet explorers in your school, then we will need to learn a bit more about internet explorer and permissions I suspect.
  • Picture of Philippe Decloitre
    Mon, Nov 2, 2015, 2:32 PM
    Is it possible to record more than one mp3 file for a given assignment ?
    Thanks smile
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 9:59 AM
    No. that would be a good feature to have though wouldn't it?
  • Picture of Nguyễn Tuấn Anh
    Wed, Nov 11, 2015, 12:43 AM
    I donn't Intallation, Can you help me???
  • Picture of Francis Feytout
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016, 10:42 PM
    Hi Justin, some of my users are asking to use Poodl in a workshop. Do you have any plan for that ?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016, 12:46 PM
    I don't have a plan for that. But it could be possible. I would have to look into the workshop module a bit. So it might happen, but it probably won't happen in the next month or two.
  • Picture of elmeser elmeser
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 5:22 PM
    Hello, Is it possible to limit the max recorded file size by the "Maximum submission size" Assignment setting?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Sun, Feb 21, 2016, 2:18 PM
    Actually .... no. This really should be implemented though. If its an mp3 audio recording, you can achieve something by limiting the time allowed to record. But thats about it.
  • Picture of Vicky Qu
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016, 6:10 AM
    Hi there! Thanks for this awesome plugin! I have two questions.

    1. When I tried to submit the assignment via moodle mobile app, it directed me to the browser and asked me to log on to the site to submit the assignment. Is it possible to submit within the app?

    2. When I was using ios devices, I can only upload video and files to submit the assignment but not audio recording. Do you know how I can solve this problem?

    Many thanks!
  • Picture of Michael Somerville
    Sun, Jul 17, 2016, 2:45 PM

    I have a brand new locally installed version of Moodle (3.0.2) and I am attempting to get video submission and playback from my Android device to work reliably.
    I have the Poodll and Online Poodll filters installed. Both are the most recent versions as of this posts date.
    I am using your Tokyo servers for "recording".

    POST_MAX_SIZE = 300M

    1. Video recording, upload and playback from my Windows 10 computer seems to be working fine.
    2. On mobile (Android LG G3 phone), newly recorded video uploads are consistently failing with the error "File Could Not be Uploaded".
    3. When selecting a previously recorded video to upload from the Phone's photo gallery, videos I have recorded today fail to upload, but a video I recorded on July 13 using the same phone, uploads successfully. Not sure what the difference is other than lenght and size. None of which exceed course or server settings.
    Successfully upload video = 5.6MB (approx 7 seconds)
    All other videos that fail, range from 6 -10 MB.
    4. No videos playback on the mobile device regardless of origin. In other words, neither the one file I have been able to successfully upload from the phone will play back on the phone, nor will any videos uploaded from my computer playback on the phone.
    5. However, recording, uploading and Playback seem to work fine on from my mobile device, further deepening the mystery.

    Not sure what I am missing in the server configuration, but I could definitely use some feedback.



  • Picture of Michael Somerville
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016, 11:46 PM
    For the Benefit of anyone else that might need help troubleshooting a similar issue.

    I discovered that my inability to upload videos from a mobile device appears to have been related to the PHP memory limit directive (memory_limit =) in the PHI.INI file being set too low.
    Default value was set to 32M. I increased value to 512M, as I would like users to be able to upload audio video content up to 300M.

    Seems to be working so far.
    Why this wasn't affecting video uploads from my desktop computer, I have no idea, and some clarity on this would be welcome. Perhaps it is related to Mobile browsers versus desktop in some way.

    On to the next issue.
  • Picture of Marian Zefferer
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 9:30 PM
    Anyone tried for moodle 3.1? Did it work?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 8:09 PM
    The PoodLL assignment submission works on 3.1 but the PoodLL Assignment Feedback needs some work still
  • Picture of Isabelle Raby
    Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 11:22 PM
    Hi Justin,
    We have installed PoodLL assignment submission on Moodle 3.1+ but we have an issue with the gradebook. Once you click on "Grade" for an individual student, the whiteboard appears on the left-hand side of the page whether or not you have selected PoodLL as a submission type.
    I have disabled the whiteboard everywhere in the site administration (including in PoodLL Filter) but it does not cure the problem. These are the plugins concerned:
    assignsubmission_onlinepoodll 1.5.9 (Build 2015121101)
    assignfeedback_poodll 1.0.6 (Build 2015121101)
    filter_poodll 2.8.6 (Build 2016061600)
    I would like to get rid of the whiteboard in the gradebook as we won't be using this feature in the assignements and it takes too much space on the screen.
    Hope you can help with this : )
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