Poodll is a toolbox of features for Moodle, including audio and video recording, media players for the classroom and widgets such as tabs and stopwatches. The Poodll filter is a pre-requisite plugin for the Classic Poodll plugins, including Poodll Assignment Submission, Poodll Assignment Feedback, Poodll Recording Question type, Poodll Anywhere for Atto and TinyMCE. The newer Cloud Poodll plugins do not require the Poodll filter. NB Poodll requires an annual subscription fee, though a free 30 day trial is available.
Please watch the Poodll Filter video for an overview.
The Poodll filter requires a Poodll API username and secret. These are available with a free trial or paid subscription to Poodll. To get your API username and secret:
- Visit the Poodll Essentials page at poodll.com
- Take a "30 day Free Trial"
- Register your Moodle site URL on your member page
- Pick up your Poodll API user and secret
Then you can install the Poodll filter as usual from the Moodle plugins directory. After installation you will be asked for your API user and secret. The Poodll filter is quite large and can timeout during installation. It is best to set your PHP Max Execution time to 300 or greater. See the Getting Started Guide for more information on installing and using the Poodll filter and Poodll Essentials.
Enabling the Poodll Filter
To enable the Poodll filter, from the Site Administration menu, choose
In the list of filters you will see the Poodll Filter. Set it to “on.”
The Poodll filter can handle many types of media files (mp3, mp4, webm, ogg, etc.). The default Multimedia Plugins filter can also do this. To minimize the chance of any conflict you should move the Poodll filter higher in the list than the Multimedia plugins filter. Or select/deselect file types from the Poodll filter file extensions settings page.
Poodll has been making plugins for Moodle since 2011. Our software has helped teachers build and deliver language courses in thousands of Moodle websites worldwide. Search for "Poodll" in the Moodle plugins directory to see a list containing more than 25 of our plugins. Poodll is based in Nagasaki, Japan.