Cloud Poodll for Atto is an advanced audio and video recording solution for Moodle. It improves on Moodle's basic Record RTC solution in the following ways:
- Can be used in all HTML areas throughout Moodle
- Supports file uploads and drag/drop uploads
- Converts recordings to universally playable MP3 and MP4
- Features a selection of attractive recorder skins
- Stores files in cloud, so uploads are reliable and course backups stay small
- Generates captions automatically
See a short video about Cloud Poodll for Atto.
Teachers can make learning resources quickly and easily by recording directly in Moodle or dragging and dropping media files from the desktop. Regardless of the file format, Poodll quickly and reliably converts all media and display it to students. In language learning, Cloud Poodll for Atto enables teachers to create listening resources with the option of providing scaffolding in the form of target language subtitles. In general learning contexts, teachers can record/upload instruction or example videos for the students to follow when completing their assignments.
Liven up forums by replacing written entries with audio and video recordings from the students. Language learners can practice speaking and pronunciation skills while providing listening content for their peers. Great for fully online courses.
Using Cloud Poodll for Atto
When either the microphone or video camera icons are pressed, the Cloud Poodll pop-up dialog will display.
There are three tabs:
- Audio/Video recorder tab
- Upload tab
- Options tab
The recorder tab
The recorder displays the recorder. The recorder will different depending on the media type being recorder(audio or video) and the recorder skin (Standard, 123, Fresh etc). In all cases when the recording has been uploaded the dialog will close automatically and place the media player/ link in the html area.
The upload tab
The upload tab allows the user to upload a video/audio file from their computer or device, instead of recording. Its possible to press the "Choose File" button to navigate to the file from the file system. Or the file can simply be dragged and dropped into the dotted area. In either case the upload will start immediately and upon completion the dialog will close automatically and place the media player/ link into the html area.
The options tab
The options tab allows you to :
- Specify if you want to embed a player or a media link into the html area
In either case when the page is displayed, Moodle will display a player.
A media link is needed to work with the Poodll filter and Video easy media filters. Moodle multimedia plugin filter can work links or media players.
- Request subtitles and select the language being spoken. Available languages are: English, French, Spanish(US), Italian and Portuguese(BR).
Subtitles can be requested for audio and video recordings(or uploads). They take about 5 minutes to become available.
NB the subtitles must be requested (ie checkbox checked) BEFORE the recording/upload commences.
Cloud Poodll for Atto requires a Poodll API username and secret. These are available with a free trial or paid subscription to Poodll. To get your API username and secret:
- Sign up at: Poodll Essentials 30 Day Free Trial
- Register your Moodle site URL at: Poodll member page
- Get your API user and secret at: Poodll member page (API tab)
Then you can install Cloud Poodll for Atto as usual from the Moodle plugins directory. After installation you will be asked for your API user and secret.
More information on installing and using Cloud Poodll for Atto is here:
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.