Coming to a Moodle conference near you …
April 23, 2019

Poodll Guy coming to Manilla and Suzhou

April 23, 2019

Autograde Speaking

We have been quietly working on a solution to auto-grade the content of student speaking. Super Moodle developer Gordon Bateson has lent his expertise on the questions, and they are starting to work quite well. Our EnglishCentral and ReadAloud plugins already evaluate a student speaking. And we hope the new autograde speaking questions will complement them well. You can try a very simple quiz on the Poodll Demo Course. Be sure to use Google Chrome, though in future we will support more browsers.  
April 22, 2019

Read student audio submissions

One of the problems we soon run into when we ask our students to record into an assignment, is the amount of time required to review those recordings. Here at Poodll we have been working hard on solutions to give teachers more time. The more efficient we can make the grading stage, the more recording we can ask our students to do. That is why we implemented  automatic transcription of student recordings in Cloud Poodll Assignment Submissions. To make the transcript really useful we invented a transcript player that allows the teacher to read the transcription and simply skip to the […]
April 22, 2019

More languages available in Cloud Poodll

Cloud Poodll plugins can now transcribe even more languages. Thanks to Amazon Web Services we can now transcribe/subtitle: Italian(IT) Portuguese(BR) French(FR) And thats in addition to the languages we already did: English(US) English(GB) English(AU) Spanish(US) French(CA) Where can we do all this transcribing? In Cloud Poodll for Atto you can create subtitles to accompany your recordings/uploads. In Cloud Poodll Assignment Submission your students recordings can be automatically transcribed and displayed. In Poodll Read Aloud you can use any of the above languages for reading passages. In Poodll Speak Autograde question(in beta) you can set questions whose answers are in those […]
March 6, 2019

Poodll and EnglishCentral

We are really pleased to announce that we have agreed with EnglishCentral to bring their speaking platform to Moodle. Using EnglishCentral, students can learn words, practice speaking and track their progress, using interactive video lessons. It is extremely popular with English learners because there are over 12,000 videos to lear with content and game-like instant feedback. With EnglishCentral students: • WATCH videos with transcripts and a bilingual dictionary. They can click on any word in the video to study it. • LEARN the words selected from the videos with learning vocabulary tools. • SPEAK using EnglishCentral’s Intellispeech℠ assessment technology. Students […]
October 23, 2018

Poodll and Intelliboard

Great news for data loving Poodllers. The Intelliboard team have added a Poodll reports section to their dashboard. For those interested in knowing how much their valuable disk space is being used by recordings, this will be really useful. Its also possible to see where the recordings are distributed and even to distinguish between teacher and learner recordings.   More information is available at:   Login to Intelliboard and take a look. (hint: this is a good way to try out Intelliboard in general. Its pretty cool). i) Visit   ii) Login as a “Manager” by clicking the arrow […]
October 18, 2018
Cloud Poodll API

The Cloud Poodll API has arrived

The Cloud Poodll API is ready to go. It has all you need to build your audio or video recording thingy complete with file storage, file conversion, transcription and auto subtitles. Wooooo Hooo. We used it ourselves to create the new AI powered Read Aloud and the Atto Cloud Poodll  plugin for Moodle. You can read more about it here:
October 18, 2018
Moodle Moot US 2018 times

Poodll US Moot 2018 Schedule

The Poodll Guy’s presentation times at the Denver Moot 2018 have been moved a little. So its now:   The Battle of the Recorders Day 1. 12:10 PM   One of the new features in Moodle 3.5 was an audio/video recorder for the html editor. Since Moodle 1.9, Poodll has been the go to plugin for audio/video recording. But now Moodle users have a choice available to them. So which should they choose? In this presentation we will see how they line up against each other.   Using Generico Day 2. 11:30AM   The Generico filter allows you to make […]
September 28, 2018

Denver Talking

The Moodle Moot in Denver this year (2018) takes place on October 29th and 30th. The Poodll Guy will be there showing off lots of cool new Poodll things. On day one(29th) there will be a series of sponsor sessions. Poodll’s talk will be called “Poodll vs Moodle: The battle of the audio recorders.” There are no prizes for guessing who will win the battle. Actually this will be very interesting, because the new Moodle Atto recorders are a great new Moodle feature. However they may not go far enough yet. That will depend on you.   On day two(30th) […]