Poodll Filter

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The Poodll Filter lets teachers add recorders and other interactive elements to any area of Moodle.

The Poodll Filter enables teachers to add a lot of powerful functionality to their courses. Among the most popular tools are Poodll's audio and video recorders, but there are also whiteboards, educational players, and a broad selection of widgets such as timers, dice, lighbox galleries and more. Although Poodll was designed for language learners and teachers, these tools are flexible enough to be used in almost any context.

Please watch the Poodll Filter video for an overview.

About the Poodll Filter

Poodll is a toolbox of features for Moodle that includes: audio and video recorders, media players for the classroom, and a suite of interactive widgets such as charts, tabs, QR codes, and text-to-speech readers. These features add powerful functionality to Moodle courses and can be used in any Moodle activity or resource. The Poodll filter is a pre-requisite plugin for the Classic versions of Poodll Assignment, Poodll Recording Question, Poodll Atto/TinyMCE, Poodll Repository, and Poodll Database Activity Field. The Poodll Filter is NOT required for any of the Cloud Poodll set of plugins. Be sure to read the Getting Started Guide before installing the Poodll Filter.

Use Cases

Audio and Video Recorders

The Poodll audio and video recording system is highly advanced technically and pedagogically. It uses HTML5 recorders where it can and falls back to older technology if necessary. Different HTML5 recorder skins are available for different purposes (or just for appearance) and all recordings are converted to a format that can be played back universally. There are no time limits (unless you want them) and they work on mobile devices, too.


Poodll includes whiteboards that can be used by the teacher for content creation, or by students when submitting assignments or forum posts. Use them for annotating diagrams or photographs, or just at your own creative whim.

Players for the classroom

Poodll has lots of different audio and video players. Some play back just once (or twice, or three times), some have interactive captions, some are tiny, and some popup. If you need a different type of player, just let us know.


Poodll includes an extremely powerful templating system that powers both the players and widgets. This allows Poodll to bundle a truly amazing array of widgets. There are:

  • Tabs and accordions for displaying content
  • Text to speech widgets powered by Amazon Polly
  • Lightboxes for displaying images and videos
  • Dictation widgets
  • Syntax highlighters for programming languages
  • QR code makers and readers
  • Flashcards
  • Stopwatches/timers

... and more


Getting Started

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:

  1. Visit the Classic Poodll page at poodll.com
  2. Take a "30 day Free Trial"
  3. Register your Moodle site URL on your member page
  4. Pick up your Cloud 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. Please see the Poodll Filter support documentation for more information on installing and using the Poodll Filter.

About Poodll

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.

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