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Using the PoodLL Voice Recorder

Why do this?

The PoodLL voice recorder gives you the capability to add this media anywhere the text editor is available. For an instructor this includes adding short video instructions in the description field of any activity or resource, as well as in quiz questions and assignments that require audio responses from the students.

Recordings get less reliable as they get longer. Best not to venture over 2 or 3 minutes.

Setup/Playback Requirements

  • Use a recent version of Firefox or Chrome.

  • If using an external microphone and/or camera, connect these to your computer before proceeding.

  • Check/ adjust your computers settings to ensure the attached devices are set as the default for recording.


Please see the PoodLL website list of common problems and solutions. If you’re unable to resolve your issue, contact

Recording within the Text Editor

In the text editing area, locate the microphone icon and click on it. You may need to click to expand icon, to locate it.

The first time you record, you may see a message asking you to click to allow Cougar Courses to access your microphone.

If the recorder doesn’t appear, check for a popup window, or your computer notifying you that it has blocked a popup you’ll need to enable.

text editing area

1. Click Record to begin your recording. This will start the timer.

record button

2. Click Stop when finished.

3. The Play button will allow you to listen to your recording before clicking the Upload button. You can start over by clicking Record again.

Stop and play buttons

4. Click the Upload button to submit your recording.

upload button

5. Once you see the Uploaded successfully message, click Insert.

upload successful, insert

6. Once the recording is Inserted, it will appear in the text field with a .mp3 file extension. Do not attempt to change the name of this file.

mp3 file and name

Submitting a Voice Recording for a Quiz or Assignment

If recording an Assignment: click the Add submission button in the assignment.

7. Follow steps 1-4 above.

8. Once you see the Uploaded successfully message, scroll down and click Save changes.

add submissionsave changes

9. The recorder will now be displayed on the Assignment Submission status page.

Assignment submission page

If recording a Quiz question response, you’ll see the voice recorder just below the question prompt.

7. Follow steps 1-4 above.

quiz prompt

8. Once you see the Uploaded successfully message, click Next page.

click next page

Editing your Assignment Submission Page

9. If the assignment is still open, clicking Edit submission will display your current submission, along with the recorder where you can create a new recording. When you Upload the new recording and Save changes, it will replace the original submission.

replace original submission