CCLE - Poodll

PoodLL is a group of Moodle plugins that can be used to create audio-based quizzes and assignments. Originally designed for language learning sites, PoodLL provides audio and video recording functionality, whiteboards from which students can submit drawings and annotations, and even stopwatches, countdown timers, click counters, and flashcards.

Creating an Assignment in PoodLL

How to add a PoodLL assignment

  1. Click the “Turn Editing On” button in the upper right-hand corner of your site page.

  2. Go to the Site menu on the left side of the site page and click on the Week or Topic where you'd like to insert your Poodll assignment.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the section you've selected and click on “Add Activity or Resource” button.

  4. From the menu, select Assignment from the Activities section of the menu.

  5. Click Add.

On the next screen you will be able to fill in the details of the assignment.

  1. In the “General” section, enter a title and description of the assignment.

  2. For “Availability,” select Enable if you want to choose due dates, etc.

  3. “Submission types” allows you to select PoodLL from a number of different options:

    1. In the first row, select “Online Poodll” only.

    2. Choose the maximum number of uploaded files (the default is “1” for a single response).

    3. Choose a maximum submission size (the default is 100MB).

    4. Leave “Poodll Rec. Type” as “Audio Recorder.”

    5. Enter a value for “Poodll Rec. Time Limit” (or leave the default value of “0” for unlimited).

  4. “Feedback types” include written comments, file uploads, and a feedback PoodLL. Select which one(s) you would like to use.

  5. Set “Submission settings” (which includes the number of attempts students can make and whether they need to click the submit button). 

  6. In “Group submission settings,” select whether or not you want to make this a group assignment. (If you want students to submit in groups, you first need to assign students to groups.)

  7. Choose how you want students to be notified of their submissions under “Notifications.”

  8. Choose the point scale for the assignment under “Grade” as desired.

  9. Additional settings include “Common module settings” (which includes additional settings groups), “Restrict access,” and “Activity completion.” 

  10. Click on Save and Return to Course.

Additional Information: If you are having students record themselves (using PoodLL) as part of quiz, and you are requiring them to use the Respondus Lockdown browser, instructors will need to review their submissions using the Google Chrome browser.

How to Leave Poodll Feedback to Assignments

Note: In order to leave Poodll feedback, you must choose “Feedback Poodll” in the “Feedback Types” section in the settings. Verify that the Feedback PoodLL option is selected in the settings beforehand. 

Also, if PoodLL feedback is selected it must be used. Otherwise, you will not be able to save a grade for the assignment.

  1. Access the submission for the student you want to grade:

    1. Click on the assignment.

    2. Select “View/grade all submissions” under “Grading Summary.”

    3. Open the “edit” pull-down menu next to the “grade” column of the student whose assignment you wish to grade.

    4. Select “update grade” and it will take you to the grading screen.

  2. Record feedback:

    1. Scroll to the bottom of the page .

    2. In the PoodLL Recording Feedback area, click Allow. This gives Moodle permission to use your recording devices.

    3. To start recording, click Record and begin speaking into your computer’s microphone.

    4. When you are finished recording, click Stop.

    5. To listen to your recording, click Play.

    6. If you are not happy with your recording, repeat steps a - e.

    7. When you are satisfied with your recording, click either Save changes or Save and show next.

Creating a PoodLL item in a Quiz

  1. First create the quiz “add resource or activity.

  2. Then add the Poodll item as a “question type.”

Leaving Audio Feedback in Turnitin

  1. Go to the Turnitin assignment you want to leave feedback on.

  2. Select a student paper and click on the paper title to open it. This will open the Turnitin Feedback Studio window in a different tab.

  3. On the upper right hand side of the screen in the Feedback Studio is a series of blue editing icons. 

  4. Scroll down and select the second blue icon that says Feedback Summary when you pur your cursor over it. 

  1. This will open Feedback Summary option window in the right hand side of the Turnitin Feedback Studio screen. 

  2. To leave audio feedback, click on the blue circle button underneath Voice Comment.

    1. Audio Feedback left as a Voice Comment in Turnitin is limited to 3 minutes in length.

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