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TinyMCE: PoodLL Anywhere

Maintained by Picture of Justin Hunt Justin Hunt
PoodLL Anywhere for TinyMCE allows the user to record audio and video or draw pictures, or snap pictures, directly into forum posts, assignment descriptions, page resource content, question descriptions, question responses and other areas.
The PoodLL Anywhere plugin for TinyMCE allows the user to record audio and video or draw pictures, or snap pictures, directly into forum posts, assignment descriptions, page resource content, question descriptions, question responses and other areas. Development was funded by the Birmingham City University.

The recorders available are:
i) audio (red5)
ii) audio (mp3)
iii) video (red5)
iv) whiteboard
v) snapshot

They can be hidden or shown universally using the settings found at:
site admin -> plugins -> text editors ->  tinymce html editor -> poodll anywhere

They can also be hidden or shown based on the users role using the folllowing capabilities.

Install PoodLL anywhere by unzipping it and putting the "poodll" folder in
[moodle]/lib/editors/tinymce/plugins  then visit your site
administration -> notifications page and follow the prompts for Moodle to install it.

* NOTE: PoodLL Anywhere depends on the PoodLL Filter also being installed, and will not install or work properly without it *
* It does not work on TinyMCE fullscreen mode *


This plugin is part of set PoodLL.


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  • Picture of Jez H
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 2:03 AM
    Great to finally see this on Moodle.Org, its a fantastic addition to Moodle smile
  • Picture of Glenn Pillsbury
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 2:36 AM
    Hmm. Unable to install the latest version in Moodle 2.4.3 (2012120310) even though the version required by the plugin seems to be 2012112900. Really interested in trying this out. Am I out of luck?
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 5:12 AM
    Glenn, what is happening? Can you give me some more details?
  • Picture of Glenn Pillsbury
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 5:18 AM
    It's pretty simple. When I go to Notifications, the plugin is seen but can't be installed until I "solve all the plugin requirements." Here is a screenshot: h*t*t*ps://w*w*
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 6:30 AM
    OK, I see. The version that the plugin is requiring, is the PoodLL Filter version. That is a dependancy for PoodLL Anywhere. If you download that too , they should both install OK, and you will be up and running
  • Picture of Jmes Freeman
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015, 4:16 PM
    Hi. I am having an issue with audio/video/etc buttons not showing on essay quiz editor. I have added the buttons (poodllaudiomp3, poodllaudiored5, poodllvideo, poodllwhiteboard, poodllsnapshot) on customtoolbar settings but still no luck. Same thing with the Atto version. Atto settings: files = image, media, managefiles, poodll

    What could be the problem? Buttons show on other editor. Please help.

  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015, 7:37 PM
    It is because the html editor in the assignment essay type does not handle file submissions. Effectively this means PoodLL has nowhere to store the files.
  • Picture of Jmes Freeman
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 1:05 PM
    @Justin Hunt

    Oh I see. I cant even upload an image/video in the essay type quiz. Is there anything I can do? or this is dead end?

    Thanks for your response!!
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 8:14 PM
    Well, currently PoodLL only uploads to Moodle, not S3 or Dropbox or anything like that. So the essay response type won't work. But with Moodle you can have more than one assignment submission type. So you could have an essay submission type followed by a PoodLL whiteboard submission (for example).

    ... Also using YouTube anywhere for TinyMCE you could get vide submissions in the essay submission type.
  • Picture of Jmes Freeman
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015, 3:32 PM
    Ok thanks!

  • Picture of sonia sonia
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 6:27 PM
    Hi, one question...I installed socialwall format course and in the other course formats I can see and use the poodll recorder, but in this case I can't see the buttons of poodll into html's editor of the post course,...some help? thanks in advance!
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 10:06 AM
    Hi Sonia. PoodLL will hide itself if it notes that the html area does not accept file attachments. I know that it is confusing when you don't see it there. But it was a decision on my part to prevents hapless students and hipster teachers seeing their recordings disappear without knowing why. Why this should be more so in the social wall format, I am not sure. Is it possible to open the Moodle image dialog and choose /upload an image into the same area? If so, something is wrong. If not, then PoodLL is behaving correctly.
  • Picture of Phuong Hoang
    Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 10:35 AM
    Hi there,
    It's a nice plugin. I wonder whether I can use URL from other websites or audio files from my PC.
    Thanks in advance,
    Have a nice weekend
  • Picture of Mārtiņš Ķīsis
    Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 5:39 PM
    I have problem with poodLL icons - they doesent show on any text editor. I allready instaled, enabled the filter, still no sucsess.
    Tried it on Moodle 2.8 and 2.9 both the same problem.
  • Picture of Justin Hunt
    Sun, Nov 1, 2015, 3:32 PM
    There are two PoodLL Anywheres. One for TinyMCE and one for Atto. Possibly you are using Atto but did not install PoodLL Anywhere for Atto? See here:
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