Cloud Poodll for Atto contains 4 icons, video recorder, audio recorder, screen recorder, and widgets. It is possible to turn icons on and off site wide from the admin settings for the plugin at:

Site administration -> Plugins -> Text editors -> Atto -> Cloud Poodll

Within the recording tabs there are 4 tabs, record, upload (audio and video only) , options and history. Three of these tabs are can be hidden site wide if required: history , options and upload.

To enable/disable using permissions

The entire Cloud Poodll for Atto toolbar can be shown/hidden using the following capability:


Individual icons can also be shown or hidden because Cloud Poodll for Atto implements Moodle capabilities for each icon. This allows you to control which icons your Moodle site users can access based on their role (student / teacher etc).

Video recorderatto/cloudpoodll:allowvideo
Audio recorderatto/cloudpoodll:allowaudio
Screen recorderatto/cloudpoodll:allowscreen

Tabs (and some tab sections) within the recorder panels can also be hidden using Atto CloudPoodll capabilities

Tab / section
Upload tabatto/cloudpoodll:allowupload
Options tabatto/cloudpoodll:allowoptions
History tabatto/cloudpoodll:allowhistory
Options tab - expiredays sectionatto/cloudpoodll:allowexpiredays
Options tab - subtitling sectionatto/cloudpoodll:allowsubtitling

Using Moodle Capabilities/Permissions

Moodle capabilities are powerful (and a little complex). It is most common to assign a set of capabilities to a Moodle user role. And then all users with that role will have that set of permissions. The capabilities associated with the roles can be be customized, and that is how we can hide and show Atto CloudPoodll features from students and teachers.

As an example, to hide the Cloud Poodll for atto toolbar from students:

  1. Visit: Site administration -> Users - > Define roles
  2. In turn edit the settings for the "student" role and the "authenticated user" role.
  3. Search for "atto/cloudpoodll:visible" and uncheck the Allow permission box, and Save Changes.

The process is the same to hide/show individual icons, tabs and sectiont. Moodle makes it possible to assign custom roles in courses and activities so  it is possible to quite flexible in where you allow students and staff to use Cloud Poodll for Atto.