Record Audio

Repositories ::: repository_recordaudio
Maintained by Paul Nicholls
Allows audio recordings to be made and uploaded/inserted anywhere that files can be picked from repositories - including via the "Moodle Media" button in the WYSIWYG editor.
Latest release:
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Current versions available: 2

Usable anywhere that you can choose files from a repository, the Record Audio repository uses the same interface as the Online Audio assignment type (and 2.3 assignment submission plugin) to allow you to record audio in MP3 format and upload (or embed) it.


  • Moodle 2.x (tested on Moodle 2.0 to 2.3)
  • Flash Player 10.1 or higher
  • JavaScript enabled in your browser


  1. Place the "recordaudio" directory within your_moodle_install/repository/
  2. Visit the admin notifications page and complete the installation
  3. Under "Site Administration -> Plugins -> Repositories -> Manage Repositories":
    1. Find "Record Audio" and choose "Enabled and visible" in the dropdown beside it
    2. Optionally specify a custom name for the repository (the default is "Record Audio")
    3. Click "Save"
    4. Optionally use the arrows in the "Order" column to change its position in the list of active repositories
  4. Done!

The screenshot shown here depicts the Moodle 2.3.1+ version of the plugin.  The version for earlier Moodle versions does not include the Author and License fields.


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  • Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 11:08 PM
    Tested and confirmed working for 2.9.
  • Me at Wu Zhun, near Shanghai
    Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 7:09 PM
    This plugin is difficult to locate - because it's still only listed up to 2.3 in the repository. I had to go back to 2.3, download it, and then install it - at which point it seems to have installed ok.
    But if it is suitable to 2.9, then the repository needs updating... badly.
  • Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 5:06 AM
    Thanks for testing on 2.9, Andre. Robert, I've just pushed a new version (no functional changes - just replacing a call to a deprecated function) and flagged it as compatible with all newer versions up to 2.9.
  • Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 3:32 PM
    Good Morning,

    I'm testing this new repository for Moodle 2.9. I have installed. I have enabled management repositories. I made a test within a course, adding a file, and when I go to select a file and select the repository "Record Audio" I left with the message "Loading. Please wait" and the two buttons "Cancel" and "Upload" and stays there without being able to do more.

    What's missing?

    Thank you
  • Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 4:29 AM
    Eduardo, can you please start a thread in the Repositories forum ( about this issue, listing details such as browser, browser version and Flash Player version? The forum allows for a threaded discussion and images/attachments, as well as allowing you to subscribe to the thread, none of which is possible here in the plugin comments...
  • Wed, Oct 14, 2015, 3:22 PM
    Hi Paul,

    I have posted in this link:

  • Sat, Dec 26, 2015, 9:05 AM
    Hello Paul,

    I know that this is a moodle-related discussion but.... Is there a version of your recorder which can be embedded in ordinary html pages (i.e. outside of moodle)?

  • Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 5:39 AM
    Hi Andrew,
    There sure is - details are at
    I'm also working on an HTML5/JS version which uses a "headless" version of the Flash widget as a fallback for older browsers, but I haven't had much time to work on it lately. When I do find time to complete it, I'll be posting new versions of this plugin and my assignment submission plugin which make use of it; I'll try to remember to include a link to the relevant Github repository for that recording widget when I do so.

    I'll send you a private message too, in case you haven't subscribed to comments here.

  • Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 8:40 AM
    I think this will take our elementary classes to the next level. Now to get the more "experienced" teachers to try it out!
  • Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 2:19 PM
    Is there a version for moodle 3.3?
  • Fri, May 4, 2018, 3:43 PM
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  • Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 3:38 PM
    The plugin is difficult to locate. However, still thanks for sharing. router login
  • Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 4:46 PM
    I have always used sound recording systems professionally. I'm following your blog setup information
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 11:14 AM
    The plugin is difficult to locate. However, still thanks for sharing
  • Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 3:38 PM
    Thanks Mr./Mrs. Nicholls last version are good smile i follow your Git at
    The update of the POST request to upload the file is handled internally is really helpful.
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