H5P supports these learning types (see definitions):
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your H5P account ensures that the content is also available through Canvas’ Rich Text editor.
Copy H5P content
Embed H5P content into Canvas
H5P makes it easy to embed interactive learning exercises (content types), into Canvas; HTML skills are not required. Teachers can access H5P content through Canvas. H5P content can be added to a Canvas page from the external tool. Here is a screenshot of the button in the Rich Content Editor.
Click the Apps button for a drop-down list of available tools. Then choose the H5P option.
It’s important to ensure the H5P content can be viewed by students and staff in a Canvas course in which you copied course content from a past course. Here are some tips to look out for.
- Share your H5P content with other teachers in the same course.
If you are the author of H5P content, you can share it by adding it to an organisation folder.
In H5P, edit the content, scroll to the bottom and select the Share with organisation tab. Choose your faculty’s folder. See H5P’s documentation on sharing content.
- Publish the content as Protected.
If H5P is added to Canvas pages, publish the content as Protected. This will make sure that only your students can view the content, and it will enable any marks to pass back to Canvas if the H5P content needs to be tracked or graded.
- Link the H5P content again.
If you still see error messages for the H5P content after importing a past year’s Canvas course, or if students cannot view the imported H5P content, you can re-link the H5P content to your Canvas pages via the Rich Text Editor.
Page updated 17/07/2023 (minor edit)