PoodLL filter

The PoodLL Filter is the core PoodLL plugin for Moodle. It contains all the recorders, widgets and the code that makes it possible to use them around Moodle. It is a required component for all the other PoodLL plugins.

PoodLL Filter Strings

The PoodLL filter can be used on its own to insert interactive widgets in your Moodle courses. These widgets include the audio/video recorders and whiteboards. But they also include stopwatches, timers, flashcards and more.

A few sample filters are listed below. A more complete list is available here.

Stopwatch {POODLL:type=stopwatch,width=400,height=265}

Whiteboard {POODLL:type=whiteboard,width=600,height=350}

Countdown Timer {POODLL:type=countdown,usepresets=true,width=400,height=265}

Calculator {POODLL:type=calculator}

calculator {POODLL:type=calculator,size=normal}

dice {POODLL:type=dice,dicecount=2,dicesize=200,width=600,height=300}

counter(up) {POODLL:type=counter,usepresets=false,initcount=0,fontheight=64,width=360,height=240}

counter(down) {POODLL:type=counter,usepresets=false,initcount=8,fontheight=64,width=360,height=240}

counter(free) {POODLL:type=counter,usepresets=true,initcount=0,fontheight=64,width=480,height=240}

quizlet {POODLL:type=quizlet,id=28127964,title=for_your_ref,mode=scatter,width=100%,height=400}

scroller start (horizontal) {POODLL:type=scrollerstart,axis=x,speed=40,pixelshift=4,height=110,width=500}

scroller start (vertical) {POODLL:type=scrollerstart,speed=10,axis=y,pixelshift=1,width=600,height=250}

scroller end {POODLL:type=scrollerstop}

flashcards {POODLL:type=flashcards,qname=name_of_matching_question,cardwidth=300,cardheight=150,randomize=yes,width=400,height=252}


Enabling the PoodLL Filter

To enable the PoodLL filter, from the Site Administration menu, choose

Plugins->Filters->Manage Filters.

In the list of filters you will see the PoodLL filter. Set it to “on.”

The PoodLL filter can display mp3/mp4/flv files. 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.

In pre 2.7 versions of Moodle, caching can affect audio/video playback reliability. You should turn off text filter caching: Go to:

Site Administration -> Plugins -> Filters ->Common Filter Settings

There set “Text Cache Lifetime” to “no”



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