I’ve just uploaded a new version of PoodLL with lots of new features. Check it out!
This version contains some big changes, including:
Let me cover each of those in a little more detail.
When you choose a media file from a repository, it looks like a text link while editing, but the MediaPlugins filter replaces those links with players. Now the PoodLL filter can do that job. The benefit for doing this is that you can set the default height and width of the players. You can also choose whether the default player is a PoodLL player, a flow player or a JW player. And with the Flow Player, you can choose to show a clickable image in place of a player. If clicked the player is loaded. This is useful when you have several or lots of players on one screen and don’t want to load them all at once.
Paul Nicholls from University of Canterbury in New Zealand agreed to let us use his fantastic standalone Flash MP3 recorder in PoodLL. For those people that had troubles with poor connections, firewalls, flash player versions and flash player bugs, this is a dream come true. It just records right there in the browser and uploads it straight to Moodle. Think Nanogong, but better. For now it is just in the PoodLL repository, but we will be adding it to the PoodLL Recording question and PoodLL Online assignment soon. Thanks Paul, this will make some people really happy.
Do your students have webcams? Using this repository type they can simply snap their own picture and it gets uploaded automatically to Moodle. Not even a drag and drop required. Perfect for profile photos, and pretty good for other uses too. There is a video of this in action here.
If your PoodLL uses our tokyo.poodll.com cloud server, you can now automatically convert audio recordings to Mp3 and video recording to MP4. That means you won’t be affected by the nasty Adobe Flash Player audio playback bug, and you don’t even need flash to play back your recordings (think iPads and Android).
All that in one release, so you know we’ve been busy. Download it now and give it a whirl! (Be sure to check the PoodLL filter settings page so you can enable all this stuff.)