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Database fields: PoodLL

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The PoodLL database field allows the database activity to accept video, audio, snapshot and whiteboard submissions. It requires the PoodLL filter to also be installed.

The PoodLL database field allows the database activity to video, audio, snapshot and whiteboard submissions. It requires the PoodLL filter to also be installed.

Installation instructions and a video can be found at .

There should be only one folder "poodll" after you unzip the zip file.
Place this folder into your moodle installation under the [site_root]/mod/data/field folder.

At the time of writing, Moodle doesn't completely handle language strings for 3rd party database fields well. So you should add these strings to the bottom of [site_root]/mod/data/lang/en/data.php
$string['poodll'] = 'PoodLL';
$string['namepoodll'] = 'PoodLL';
If you skip this step however, the sky won't fall in. It will just look a bit odd when Moodle tries to display the name of the database field.

After you placed the PoodLL files in the correct location, login to your site as admin and go to your Moodle site's top page. Moodle should then guide you through the installation or upgrade of the PoodLL database activity field.

When you make a database activity in Moodle, amongst the standard list of fields that you can choose from, you will see PoodLL Multimedia field. If you select this field you will have the option of choosing video, audio (via Red5 Server), audio mp3 (standalone), whiteboard or snapshot.

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


This plugin is part of set PoodLL.


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  • Picture of Paul Nijbakker
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014, 3:12 PM
    Hi Justin,
    In our Moodle 2.5.9 with Poodle data field plugin version 1.2.5 MP3 recording works, but there is a bug in the embedding of the recording. The codes shows as {POODLL:type=audio,path=https%3A%2F%2Fmoodle.... etc. Do you have any suggestion as to a solution? I suppose I can't install an older version, because Moodle will claim the database cannot go back to an earlier version.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Sun, Dec 14, 2014, 9:53 PM
    Sorry for the slow reply. Can you confirm that you have installed and enabled the PoodLL filter?
  • Picture of Paul Nijbakker
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 12:11 AM
    Hi Justin,
    Yes, we have. The other Poodle plugins (assign submission and feedback and Poodll everywhere) function well.
  • Picture of Linda Vanderbaan
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015, 11:34 PM
    Hi Justin,
    The version field is in version.php twice with the end result that version is still 201406200
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015, 3:17 PM
    Thanks, Linda. I fixed that and posted it just now.

    Paul. Gosh I am sorry I did not get back to you. I did test it but could not find any issue. I still suspect the filter is not enabled, or there is a conflict between it and another filter (multimedia plugins?)
  • Picture of Paul Nijbakker
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015, 3:31 PM
    Hi Justin,
    No worries, it was the season smile
    We do have multimediaplugins enabled, but we separate the formats between the plugins (Mulimedia takes care of Flash and MP3 because we have those also from other sources).
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 12:20 AM
    Well I would try a bit of disabling, testing and re enabling of the different filters. The usual suspects are the glossary and auto linking filters. If the URL is public, send me a message/mail and perhaps I can look at it.

    Best to keep these support style discussions in the PoodLL forum really:
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