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Question types: PoodLL Recording

Maintained by Picture of Justin Hunt Justin Hunt
An audio/video recording question type for Moodle 2.1 and above. It uses a standalone mp3 recorder for audio and a cloud based recording server for video. It is also possible to "draw pictures" as responses to questions, using the PoodLL whiteboard feature. It requires the PoodLL filter be installed. Recording from mobile devices is also supported.

The PoodLL recording question type allows students to record audio or video, or draw pictures, in response to a question in Moodle. It uses a Flash based recorders for PC based access, but also supports HTML5 uploads for mobile devices. Video recordings are done with help of PoodLL's cloud server(Red5). Audio recordings can be done in the same way, or using PoodLL's standalone MP3 recorder. It is now also possible to draw pictures on a whiteboard and submit them as a response. The PoodLL Filter must be installed and enabled for any of this to work.


This plugin is part of set PoodLL.


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  • Picture of Alaukik Kotecha
    Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 12:11 PM

    I tried implementing this in my moodle. It worked just well...
    Thankyou for such an amazing contribution. keep doing this good work.
    All the best.

    This work really well
  • Picture of Cihan Oncel
    Sun, May 24, 2015, 5:17 PM
    I tried this plugin in moodle site(2.9) draw pictures didn't work.
    Thank you.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Tue, May 26, 2015, 3:54 AM
    Hi Cihan. Thanks for the report i will try and test and make any changes for Moodle 2.9 soon. It may be a week or two yet.
  • Picture of Степан Юферов
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 5:56 PM
    Justin, I made a quiz with a single task: to record an extract of a text. I allowed unlimited number of attempts in the test settings. A student can make the recording repeatedly- I can see the conversion and uploading processes. Then the recording can be listened to by the student. But I didn't find the way for the teacher to listen to the student's recordings. Can you help?
    One more thing. When I choose mp3 in the settings, the recorded file is uploaded to the site. Where does the sound file go, if I choose the web service, (don't remember it's name now)?
  • Picture of Степан Юферов
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 5:57 PM
    Btw, can it only be added in a quiz?
  • Picture of Степан Юферов
    Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 1:03 AM
    I tinkered about my issue and was a success. I had to install 2 more plugins: assignment_type and assignment_submission. I made an assignment, and it worked well. I think I understand about Red5 recorder to. l believe that it is a piece of programming code located at the Poodll server that makes recording and converting possible. But the recorded file is always uploaded to my site directory. Right now I'm puzzled with the question how to clean my site of those mp3 files when I'm done evaluating them. Maybe there is a simple solution to it, and I thus sound naive, but I'm totally new to Moodle _ it's my 4th day tackling it. Thank you for great plugins!
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 8:40 AM
    Thanks Stepan. The recordings are stored in Moodle's file system. Moodle has its own one of those. And the files and directories have names like '1123f08gyy12445pp.mp3.' So just forget about them. If you want to delete them, delete the assignment or the quiz attempt that contains them. You can also "reset" the course which will wipe the whole course clean of student data.
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