There are several reasons why you might want to move from the [Classic Poodll] Online Poodll Assignment Submission to the newer Cloud Poodll Assignment Submission. 

  • It won't cost you any extra
  • It has no installation dependencies
  • It stores recordings in the cloud
  • It can auto transcribe student submissions
  • It is simpler and fewer things can go wrong (ie its more reliable)

How do I change from Online Poodll to Cloud Poodll Assignment Submissions?

Cloud Poodll Assignment Submission is a separate plugin and should be installed See:

Then from the instance settings for each new assignment you create, choose "Cloud Poodll" from the submission types.

It is possible from the plugin's admin settings to set this option as checked by default for all new assignments. And similarly you can uncheck "enabled by default" from the admin settings for the Online Poodll Assignment Submission plugin.

What if you have existing assignments with student data?

As above, you should check "Cloud Poodll" in the assignment's submissions setting. But you should leave "Online Poodll" checked.

If Online Poodll is unchecked in the assignment's submission setting, then by default existing submissions will also be hidden from teachers.  This is usually not the desired scenario however. So Online Poodll has an "active" setting. This is set to "yes" by default. If  "Online Poodll" is checked AND "active" is set to "no" then existing student data will still be available but students will not be able to submit new Online Poodll submissions in the assignment.