H5P for media-rich interactive content.
H5P makes it easy to create interactive learning exercises (content types), enriching the Canvas experience. HTML skills are not required.
Staff can develop slideshows, branching scenarios, flashcards, in-class polls, etc. Some content types can be used for formative or summative assessment.
H5P supports these learning types (see definitions):
Who can use H5P?
The University has purchased a full license for staff to develop content and students can view and interact with H5P content when you publish it. See publishing settings on the H5P documentation.
Access H5P through Canvas
H5P can be accessed via Canvas using the Rich Text editor.* Through Canvas you can create H5P interactive content and publish it to your course.
* Accessing H5P through Canvas will log you in automatically.
Or log in directly to H5P
This method provides more screen ‘real estate’ when editing content, while still allowing you to embed content into Canvas later.
Logging in directly does not take advantage of the University’s Single Sign On, therefore, create an account using your University staff email address as your username,* then nominate a password. We suggest using a different password from your University one.
* Using your staff email address (email@example.com) with your H5P account ensures that the content is also available through Canvas’ Rich Text editor.
Examples of content types (from H5P.org)
Learn H5P (University hub)
Caution, not all content types are accessible
(we recommend avoiding those that aren’t)
From the University of Queensland
Copy H5P content
Copying can be done wherever you see the word ‘Reuse’ in the H5P footer. Either download the whole thing to your computer, then upload it into your account, or copy certain elements and paste them into other elements where the content type is supported.
Page updated 09/09/2022 (removed link to Career Tools workshop)