H5P

H5P is an open-source tool that easily allows the creation of interactive content types and activities, which can be embedded into the LMS. Staff can create a University of Melbourne H5P account and synchronise it to the LMS.

What is H5P?

The goals for the H5P project is to attract a large worldwide community who can create, use and share H5P libraries and facilitate a large variety of HTML-based content and technologies. Thus making it easy for content creators to deliver and publish HTML content on different frameworks. Staff do not need any HTML skills to use this tool.

Teaching and learning applications

H5P makes it easy to create interactive content. Many of the content types can be used for teaching and learning.

Available content types

Not all content types listed at h5p.org are available to University of Melbourne users due to accessibility issues.

The following H5P content types are available to University of Melbourne users.

Recommended content types

Of the available H5P content types, we recommend the following.

Course presentation

This content type allows you to create a course presentation (similar to one you might create in Microsoft PowerPoint). Embellish course slides with multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, text, and other types of interactions using only their web browser.

This guide provides more information on creating a course presentation using H5P.

Interactive video

The interactive video content type allows you to add multiple choice and fill in the blank questions, pop-up text and other types of interactions to videos using only a web browser. Videos can be enriched with interactive content such as explanations, pictures, tables, links, text, or quiz questions that take the form of fill-in-the-blanks or multiple choice. Quiz questions can facilitate adaptive learning, meaning that they take students to another part of the video based on their answer.

This tutorial shows you how to build an interactive video.

Branching scenario

The branching scenario content type allows you to create dilemmas, learning scenarios, and interactive choice trees. The content type allows students to collect points along the way, and is adaptive, meaning each learners path through the branching scenario can be different depending on their answers and points. You can add interactive content to the tree structure, such as videos, text, images and presentations.

This tutorial provides more information on how to create the branching scenario content type.

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