How to set up H5P
H5P is a functionality integrated into Brightspace that allows creating interactive content within your course. H5P allows teachers to create, share and reuse interactive material such as presentations, quizzes, timelines, 360 pictures, and interactive videos. You can learn more about all the possibilities of H5P on their website.
This article will show you:
If you would like to interact, and share experiences and content with other colleagues that also use H5P, join the team H5P@WUR in MS Teams by clicking here.
Keep in mind that student to H5P are not saved in the system! When students refresh their Brightspace page, their answers will disappear.
How to set up an H5P directory
1. Navigate to Content in your course
2. Navigate to the module where you want to add interactive content
3. Click Upload/Create. A drop-down menu will open
4. Click Create a File. This will take you to the Create File homepage
5. Add a name to your new content item
6. Click the Add Stuff button. A pop-up window will open
7. Scroll down and select H5P in the Insert Stuff pop-up window. This will lead you to the H5P homepage
It is a good practice to organize your H5P content. By doing this, you are helping to maintain the back-end administration environment nicely organized for all users.
8. Click New folder
9. Enter a name with your course code for your folder in the pop-up window
10. Click Create
After creating the folder with your course code, you will find it in the H5P homepage under the section My Content.
11. Click on your folder to access it
At this point, you have set up your H5P working directory. Every time you want to create new H5P content, you just need to navigate to your own folder that you just created. Continue to the next section to see how to add content to your course.
How to add H5P content
After following the last steps to set up the working environment, now you can start adding content to your course from within your folder. Follow the next steps to do so:
1. From your own H5P folder, click Add Content. A new screen will show a list with the content items available
2. Use the search bar or scroll down to choose one of the H5P content types available
3. Click on the item type you want to add
You can click on the Details button to get more information and tutorials about the particular content type. You can also explore all the H5P content types on the H5P website.
After you select one content type, you will see the item editing page. There is a great variety of content type that can be added with H5P, which can be very useful for different situations depending on your learning goals.
4. Follow to steps indicated on the specific item type manual. Here you have some examples, but feel free to explore all the possibilities by yourself
5. Once you finish setting up the tool, click Save and Insert
You can introduce the Virtual 360º Tour to add 360º pictures. If you are interested in implementing this tool, WUR has a 360⁰ camera. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Now you will see a preview of the content item created. From here you can also edit the item before publishing it.
6. (Optional) Check the created content and click Edit it if you want to make any change
7. Click Refresh Preview to load again the item page after changes are made
8. When you are satisfied with the result, click Insert
Now you will be back in the Brightspace homepage of Create File. You will now see your new inserted item.
9. Click Save and Close. This will include the H5P item in your content module
Now you know how to include interactive H5P content into your Brightspace course!