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4.4: When to use H5P

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    Everyone’s teaching and learning contexts are different – but one aspect that rings true for all is we don’t want to overcomplicate or introduce elements when they don’t have a purpose. When considering using H5P for your course or resource, evaluate whether it supports the following key principles:

    1. The H5P item aligns with intended learning outcomes
    2. The H5P item provides an opportunity for incorporation of multimedia (multiple modes) to help manage cognitive load during the learning process
    3. The H5P item provides an opportunity for learners to engage with the content – in support of active learning

    The following chart[1] will help you consider how you might use H5P for various teaching and learning purposes.

    Tools for Formative Assessment

    Multiple Choice
    True/False
    Fill in the Blanks
    Mark the Words
    Drag and Drop
    Question Sets
    Interactive Video
    Image Sequencing

    Tools for Unit/Content Review

    Course Presentation
    Flashcards
    Question Sets
    Multiple Choice
    Summary
    Dialog Cards

    Tools for Multimedia Integration

    Interactive Videos
    Branching Scenario
    Image Hotspots

    Tools for Student Submissions*

    Questionnaire
    Audio Recorder
    Essay
    Documentation Tool

    Tools for Knowledge Application

    Branching Scenario

    * This only includes the H5P content types where students can submit text/media. Students creating and submitting H5P content types that they have authored is a valuable open pedagogy assignment!

    Difficulty Level

    You should also consider the difficulty for you to create an H5P as well as the cognitive effort for your learners to use[2].

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    Use Case

    Another way of thinking about this is via the following table which lists each H5P content type and their approximate difficulty level to create.

    Simple/Easy Moderate Advanced/Complex

    Arithmetic Quiz

    Dialog Cards

    Drag the Words

    Fill in the Blanks

    Flashcards

    Guess the Answer

    Image Pairing

    Mark the Words

    Memory Game

    Multiple Choice

    Single Choice Set

    Summary

    True/False Question

    Chart

    Advanced Fill the Blanks

    Course Presentation

    Dictation

    Documentation Tool

    Drag and Drop

    Essay

    Interactive Video

    Questionnaire

    Question Sets

    Image Slider

    Branching Scenario

    Course Presentation

    Interactive Video

    Question Sets

    Interactive Book

    Virtual Tour

    Timeline

    Image Sequencing


    1. This chart is adapted from UBC’s H5P Open Hub, Why use H5P? (CC BY-NC 4.0)
    2. This chart is an adaption of Slide 7, Intro to H5P for Mohawk College by Peggy French, (CC BY-SA 4.0).

    4.4: When to use H5P is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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