H5P (short for Html-5-Package) helps you to create interactive videos, interactive presentations, quizzes, interactive timelines and more that can be embedded (like a YouTube video) and added to Learning Management Systems and websites.
H5P content can be shared/downloaded and uploaded to Moodle, Drupal or WordPress and other sites. H5P content can be created within these sites (through plugins), on the H5P.org site, or by using the Lumi desktop app and then uploaded into the sites where the content will be used. According to this article, there are three main areas of benefit relevant to learning activities that come with the integration of H5P: Gamification, Interactive activities, and Accessibility.
Current known uses in the sector
- H5P is used extensively by the language side of the sector to integrate activities into online language learning courses.
- Many H5P curriculum activities can be downloaded on the Tutela.ca site for ESL/LINC Teachers.
- It allows the integration of audio, video and text and as such is very effective in presentation and practice of different language skills and points.
- H5P can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to create visual information, as well as engaging and interactive activities that can be used on websites or within LMS’ to help inform, teach, and engage with Newcomers.
H5P is free to use and create with.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Many H5P content types are accessible. See this table listing the content type, if it’s accessible, and if it’s fully accessible in web browsers (including mobile versions).
H5P content is responsive and mobile friendly, providing the same experience and ability to interact with content on computers, smartphones and tablets alike.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
H5P has some useful information about data security here, including “If you are using the H5P plugin, it may send anonymized statistical information to us. This data helps us to learn about problems with H5P that will in turn help us to improve the software. It does not contain personal data.”
H5P has some support for different languages, find out more here.