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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):

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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.

Logging in through Canvas

* 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.

Log in directly to H5P

* Using your staff email address ( with your H5P account ensures that the content is also available through Canvas’ Rich Text editor.

How-to guides

Examples of content types (from

Learn H5P (University hub)

Tutorials for authors

WarningCaution, not all content types are accessible
(we recommend avoiding those that aren’t)

Content type recommendations


From the University of Queensland

A list of content types by educational purpose

Recommended content type settings

H5P for assessment?

If you embed H5P interactive content into a Canvas Assignment (e.g. an H5P multi-choice quiz) the scores can be linked to Canvas’ Gradebook. However, we recommend that H5P content is not used for mid- or high stakes assessments like tests or exams.

Share H5P content

Either share content with co-authors or allow others to copy your work and adapt it to their needs.

Share content with University staff

When editing H5P content, scroll to the bottom of the edit window to the settings tabs.

Sharing with a co-author is achieved through the Collaborators setting—just start typing someone’s name and you can find them in the list. This method means colleagues can edit the original content.

Screenshot of H5P settings

Sharing with the organisation is achieved by moving the content from your own personal folder, into one of the organisation’s folders. This method allows others to either reuse your content in their Canvas course, or make a copy and adapt it to their needs.

Screenshot of H5P content settings

Screenshot of H5P content settings

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.

See: Importing and exporting H5P content

Share with the H5P community

H5P OER Hub (Open Educational Resources) is a repository of H5P content from educators across the world. Here you can search for H5P content to suit your context and import it into your own account. The repository is soon to be launched and H5P is welcoming early submissions.

Learn about H5P Open Educational Resources Hub

To note: Submitting content to OER is achieved from your list of H5P resources. These can be viewed from, or from within Canvas’ rich text editor (click the H5P icon).

Screenshot of Canvas' rich text editor

Screenshot of H5P settings

Page updated 09/09/2022 (removed link to Career Tools workshop)

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