H5P Overview

H5P is an open-source content authoring tool that is fully integrated in the CLE. This tool makes it easy for anyone to create, share, and reuse rich, interactive HTML5 content such as interactive videos, interactive presentations, quizzes, interactive timelines, and more.

H5P content is responsive and mobile-friendly, which means that users will experience the same rich, interactive content on computers, smartphones, and tablets alike.  More information is available about the Moodle/H5P integration and H5P.

About H5P Available content types

Why create H5P interactive content? 

Adding interactive content in your course opens up new possibilities for learners and instructors in a myriad of creative ways. Learners are able to engage with the content, via a range of activities, and think critically while contextualizing it to their learning. Activities can also help reduce the risk of scroll fatigue.

Instructors can create interactive, bite-sized learning opportunities and promote higher-order thinking skills.

Below are a few examples to demonstrate what you can do with the H5P tool in the CLE:

  • Create an Interactive Video:
    You can use an existing YouTube video from a lecture or tutorial and add interactions or questions that you would normally ask in the classroom, encouraging learners to relate to the content. 
  • Create a Virtual Tour:
    The Virtual Tour (360) may be used to give a feeling of exploring and learning within a realistic environment. You can add text, videos, hyperlinks, and interactions to multiple 360 environments using Virtual Tour (360).

  • Create Dialog Cards:
    With Dialog Cards, the learner can turn cards with images and a definition over to the other side where the item name is revealed. These are particularly useful for concept check exercises and recall. 


How does it work?

With H5P, you can create mobile-friendly, interactive HTML5 eLearning content directly CLE without any technical skills.

Creating H5P content is a multi-step process. H5P activities are managed through a Content Bank – an area where H5P content may be created, edited and stored. Once an activity has been created in the content bank, it can be added to your course and the activity settings can be configured as needed.

Whether you are looking to freshen up your course materials using the Course Presentation or Timeline content types, or you want to inject some fun and engaging activities into your courses using Flashcards or Branching Scenarios. Once made, all H5P content is fully responsive and mobile-friendly – allowing learners to access interactive resources on any type of device at any time.

Please self enroll in our CLE-H5P showcase course to get started with exploring and creating H5P interactive content on CLE.

Click the Available content types to explore the different types of H5P learning objects that can be added to your courses.

Who can create H5P in the CLE?

The participants with the Category Manager, Manager, Instructor, Instructor (unlisted), Content Assistant, Course Assistant, and Leader role can create H5P interactive content in CLE.

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