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Activities: OWLL oohoo Web-based Language Lab (formerly MoodLL)

mod_languagelab
Maintained by Picture of Patrick Thibaudeau Patrick Thibaudeau, Picture of Nicolas Bretin Nicolas Bretin
This is a new version (v3) of what used to be MoodLL. Basically, this replaces the traditional cassette tape language lab. There is a module for students to record themselves and teachers to review and grade the work. This version also includes a class monitor. So, if a teacher uses it inside the classroom, he/she can monitor student progress the same way they used the traditional language lab by listening to live streams of the students, responding live to students, giving a thumbs up and so on.

This new version is a complete rewrite. Although flash is still used for recording, the majority of the module is now in HTML5. We have rewritten all interfaces, making it  intuitive to use.

This module replaces traditional cassette based language labs.

Features:

Students view

  • New - VIDEO Recording Available
  • New - Flash configuration pops-up automatically when not configured.
  • New - Configuration button available on the page.
  • New - Intuitive New recording button.
  • New - player recorder with forward/rewind slider. Also more intuitive buttons.
  • New - Delete button. Students can now delete a recording. Recorded files are now deleted on the Red5 server.
  • New - Download as MP3 button
  • New - Raise hand button. In conjunction with the Class Monitor, students can notify teachers that they need help.

Teachers view

 

  • New - VIDEO Recording Available
  • New - Allow students to delete or not their records
  • New - Flash configuration pops-up automatically when not configured.
  • New - Configuration button available on the page.
  • New - Student list refreshes automatically. The teacher no longer has to reload the page in order tho see new recordings
  • New - Can delete student recordings
  • New - Can download student recordings in MP3 format
  • New - More intuitive interface
  • New - Player/Recorder forward/rewind slider
  • New - Intuitive Class Monitor. Listen to and speak to students individually or to the whole class.
  • New - Raise hand indicator to easily see which student needs help.
  • New - Recordings button. The teacher no longer has to leave the Class Monitor in order to listen to student recordings

Administration 

  • New - RAP (Red5 Adapter Plugin). When properly configured, this plugin communicates with OWL and deletes, converts recorded files. This helps in keeping a clean server.
  • New - Files on the Red5 server are now in seperate folders according to activity.

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Contributors

Picture of Nicolas Bretin
Nicolas Bretin: Programmer
Picture of Patrick Thibaudeau
Patrick Thibaudeau (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of German Valero
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 12:57 AM
    Hi,
    I was translating the language lab plugin and I noticed a strange looking English language string:

    2.3 [error_insert_feedback_parent_notexists,languagelab]
    "The student recording don't exists, the feedback canno't be inserted"

    I wonder if it should be written "The student recording doesn't exist, the feedback can not be inserted"

    But I am not a native English speaker.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Picture of German Valero
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 1:16 AM
    Hi,
    In the following English string:

    2.3 [prefixhelp,languagelab]
    The prefix here is usefull if the red5 server is used to stream other material. You will be able to easliy identify recorded streams

    "easliy" should be "easily" (I think).

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Picture of Nicolas Bretin
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 1:36 AM
    Hi,
    You are totally right, thank you for your corrections. I will include that in the next release that will be available soon.
    If you want me to include your translation file in the plugin, I would be more than happy to do it.

    Thanks,
  • Picture of German Valero
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 2:08 AM
    Hi,
    I wonder if the string

    2.3 [listened,languagelab] Your teacher listen you right now

    might be better understood if it were "Your teacher is listening to you right now"

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Picture of ces moce
    Thu, Aug 1, 2013, 12:49 AM
    how to edit : Activer l'intégration du carnet de notes pour accéder à l'interface des notes
  • Picture of Nicolas Bretin
    Thu, Aug 1, 2013, 12:57 AM
    Hi,
    You can activate or deactivate the Gradebook from the edit page of the Language lab (the page where you choose the name, description, etc. of the language lab).
    When you are in the language lab click on the link (in french) "Parametres" in the block "reglages" / "Labo de langues OWLL"
    Then click on "Utiliser le carnet de notes"
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