H5P: Create interactive resources

This article covers the following topics:

What is H5P? 

H5P is a collection of HTML5 tools that facilitates the creation of easy-to-use, engaging and responsive interactive digital experiences. A H5P file consists of HTML5 files packaged together to create a specific interactive. H5Ps are designed to make online learning more interactive and are ideal to include in the self-access component for the Southern Cross Model unit design. H5P files can also be downloaded and shared with others, and therefore also reused/adapted for future units. The following video covers how we use H5P content at Southern Cross University.

How does a H5P work?

Creating a H5P requires no specialised skills in graphic design or programming. It is designed so that anyone can use the tool with some basic training.  The example H5P course presentation below explains more about H5P and demonstrates how it can work.

This presentation was created using the H5P "Course Presentation" and is adapted from the example shared on h5p.org 

To get started with H5P, review the following articles: 


For information regarding H5P content types and accessibility please visit https://h5p.org/documentation/installation/content-type-accessibility


Visit the official H5P website for all things H5P. Here you will find examples and documentation. Note that content to be deployed for students on Blackboard should not be developed here.


The articles below reflect on some of the pedagogical aspects of incorporating H5Ps in designing a unit: 

Wilkie, S. et al. (2018). Considerations for Designing H5P Online Interactive Activities. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335232413_Considerations_for_Designing_H5P_Online_Interactive_Activities 

Wilkie, S. et al. (2017). Integration of H5P Online Learning Activities to Increase Student Success. [Paper presentation]. The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDS), Sydney, Australia. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335233744_Integration_of_H5P_Online_Learning_Activities_to_Increase_Student_Success 

Adapted from https://app.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/8769/view  under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

(Please note - it's better to refer to the Online version rather than export, as it's always up to date)