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There are a range of content types available in H5P that can be grouped into two categories: Layout and Activity. This page runs through the options for Activity – content types that allow you to create active learning activities for students to interact with and receive immediate feedback.
The Agamotto (Image Blender) content type allows users to compare and explore a sequence of images interactively. Authors can add a sequence of images that students can look at sequentially, for example:
You can optionally add some text information that describes the current image, you can decide whether the slider should display a tick for each image, and you can let the slider snap to an image position. For more information, go to H5P Agamotto Tutorial
The Audio Recorder content type allows you to create a place on a webpage where students can record themselves and then playback or download their recording.
The Audio Recorder is a useful content type for spoken responses to open-ended questions or for practicing for spoken presentations. It is an excellent tool for language courses, especially for practicing pronunciation. Students could be given a model and then be encouraged to record their own production of language comparing their version with the model.
Go to the H5P Audio Recorder tutorial.
Important note: this content type currently has limited browser support. It works on Edge, Chrome and Firefox. It is hoped that more browsers will implement support for the functioning of this content type.
The Branching Scenario creates an interactive form of learning. You can present students with a variety of situations and then require them to make a decisions based on the information at hand. Students are then shown the consequences of their decisions, which produce new challenges and more choices.
A Branching Scenario allows students to put theoretical knowledge into practice in an engaging form. It works best when you are trying to test both soft skills and knowledge and to encourage students to make strategic, rather than procedural, decisions. To work well, each step within the scenario should be causally linked.
This tool provides students with a safe environment to practice skills and to fail without the risks of doing so in real situations. A classic example would be for trainee health practitioners to practice diagnosing without affecting patients.
Go to the H5P Branching Scenario tutorial.
This feature allows you to present multiple images in a custom layout.
A collage is useful when you want to neatly organise a collection of images into one composition. This can be used as a way to present a preview or summary of a topic or process from a lesson.
Build and customise a crossword puzzle to engage your audience.
You can use the Crossword H5P content type to test student knowledge in a fun way.
The Crossword content type is highly customisable. You can configure the colours, upload a background image, and decide how scoring should work. You can even randomise the words in it so that your audience gets a new crossword each time (using the same content), if you want.
The Course Presentation content type allows you to create a slide-based presentation of your learning material. Elements such as slide titles, text, links, pictures, audio and video clips, and various quiz types, can be embedded into the presentation for a richer learning experience. Students can navigate the presentation either by moving one slide at a time, jumping to a specific slide, or by accessing slides that contain a new topic.
Within Course Presentations, students can be given new, interactive learning material, and also have their knowledge and skills tested.
A typical Course Presentation activity would begin with a few slides to introduce a topic and follow these with integrated activities which test students’ understanding and knowledge.
Course Presentations can incorporate formative self-assessments in the form of short quizzes presented throughout to reinforce learning. Performance feedback can also be included by presenting the overall progress for each one of the formative assessments. This summary helps students to reflect on what topics they have mastered and what areas they still need to improve to make more progress.
Course Presentations may also be used, for example, as a presentation tool for use in the classroom.
The Documentation Tool can be used to create form wizards that give students step-by-step writing instructions. You can add multiple steps to the wizard, which the student will work through in sequence. For example, you could add a section where students list their goals, which leads to the next step with text fields for answering specific planning questions. When students have reached the end of the task, this tool creates a single, downloadable document.
You can use the documentation tool in several different ways. It can provide steps, structure or examples for students to follow in order to complete any type of written tasks, such as reflections, reports and research proposals. The Documentation Tool could also provide students with a clear structure for the development of a project.
The tool includes a small quiz activity for the student to self-assess their achievements, helping them to reflect on their work, so they improve and perform better the next time.
Students can then export the document on to their own devices. This allows them to continue to work on a document using a word processing program, to print it, or to submit it for a final assessment.
Go to H5P Documentation tutorial.
The Drag and Drop content type enables you to create activities in which students associate two or more elements and make logical connections visually by dragging a piece of text or an image and dropping it on one or more corresponding drop zones. You can create Drag and Drop activities with draggable text and/or images.
Drag and Drop tasks can help students to review and measure their understanding of key concepts.
By using a Drag and Drop activity, you could help students to associate words, concepts or images and to make logical connections. Students could, for example:
Go to the H5P Drag and drop tutorial.
Drag and Drop can be used alone or be included in other content types, such as Question Sets, Interactive Videos or Course Presentations.
Create a closed passage or text-based challenge for students using this content type.
This activity is useful to check if the student remembers a text they have read or confirm their knowledge of a concept.
Drag the Words lets you generate a passage of text with missing words/phrases. The student drags a missing piece of text to its correct place to form a complete sentence. Go to the H5P Drag the words tutorial.
The Essay content type allows you to create a text-based activity in which students’ written responses are scanned for pre-defined keywords. Students are then awarded points for keywords that have been found and given written and verbal feedback based on their use of these words.
Following completion of the task, students can be provided with a sample solution.
The Essay can be used to test students’ recall of subject content. Students can, for example, be asked to provide a summary of a reading, to name the main characteristics of a product, or to describe a historical event. Their responses will then be cross-checked against pre-defined keywords.
Authors can restrict the number of characters that the students may use. This way can stimulate the cognitive effort that is needed to distinguish between important facts and less relevant details.
If a crucial keyword is missing, you can, by using the feedback function, point this out and suggest it be used when writing the next iteration of the text. Similarly, if a keyword is found, you could praise students and confirm the significance of the aspect which the word represents.
This content type should be used to guide students and scaffold their writing, not to replace individual marking.
Go to the H5P Essay tutorial.
Essay is a stand-alone content type; it cannot be incorporated into others
The Fill in the Blanks content type allows you to create text-based questions with multiple blank spaces. Students are required to type responses into each of the blank spaces. They are notified immediately if their response is correct or incorrect. After completing the task, students are then able to check their answers and, if they need to, see the task solution.
Fill in the Blanks offers a useful alternative to multiple‐choice questions because it prevents students from simply guessing an answer. Additionally, students are required to read the whole text in order to understand the context before providing the correct answer.
Fill in the Blanks can be used effectively for language learning and for testing students’ ability to reproduce facts or mathematical inferences.
Fill in the Blanks can be used alone or be included in other content types, such as Question Sets, Interactive Videos or Presentations.
The Find the Hotspot content type allows students to explore an image, such as a painting, diagram or map, and to identify key features, details or sections. There can be multiple correct hotspots with students being provided with immediate feedback based on where they click. Students are allowed multiple attempts at finding the required places on the image. The activity ends when all required details have been identified.
Find the Hotspot allows you to help students check their understanding of visually represented content. It is useful, for example, in health science subjects, where identification of anatomical features is important, and in subjects where schematics and diagrams represent important knowledge.
Go to the H5P Find the Hotspot video tutorial.
Find the Hotspots is a stand-alone content type; it cannot be incorporated into others.
An image-based test where students can find multiple correct spots on an image. Feedback is provided based on where they click.
Similar to ‘Find the hotspot’, this activity allows students to test their knowledge of a key topic using visual content as the prompt. With multiple hotspots students can identify different features of a broader concept (e.g., from the picture below, select all that are reptiles).
You can follow the same tutorial as Find the hotspot.
A learning activity that allows you to create interactive flashcards with matching pairs of questions and answers.
Flashcards can be used as a drill to help learners memorise words, expressions or sentences. Flashcards can also be used to present math problems or help learners remember facts such as historical dates, formulas or names.
Typical Flashcards provide a prompt on one side of the card and an answer on the other side. In H5P Flashcards, pictures are used as the prompt. Go to the H5P Flashcards tutorial.
Guess the Answer is a content type featuring a question and an image or video. Students are prompted to guess the answer to the question before pressing the bar below the image or video to reveal the correct answer.
This type of question can be used to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on what they are learning and to recall information using a visual or audio-visual prompt. It could be usefully employed to remind students of a concept or term.
Go to the H5P Guess the Answer video tutorial.
Guess the Answer is a stand-alone content type; it cannot be incorporated into others.
An Activity content type that lets you ask learners a question and then allows them to answer by choosing the correct image(s).
Image Choice is useful for quick visual polls and quizzes.
You can build multiple or single choice questions where each option is an image.
You can customise the layout for the alternative options and choose between fixed aspect ratios or just use the aspect ratios the images already have.
Remember to add good alternative text for the images when making your own image choice questions.
A free content type for creating interactive books. It lets you put together large amounts of interactive content like interactive videos, questions, course presentations and more on multiple pages.
This is a useful tool to create exciting interactive content with quizzes and other activities. You can create a classic interactive book with a mix of informational content and tasks or just pure informational content that resembles a PowerPoint presentation.
Each page in the book has its own URL allowing you to link to a specific page and also making sure that every page is indexed by Google.
The Interactive Video content type enables you to overlay interactions on video clips, allowing you to enrich them with, for example, explanations and questions.
The following H5P content types may be added to an Interactive Video:
All question types can be configured so that a correct answer could cause students to skip to a specified place in the video while an incorrect answer could take students somewhere else in the video.
Interactive summaries can also be added and will appear at the end of the video.
The Interactive Video is a powerful content type for engaging students with online videos and testing their understanding of its content. You could create an Interactive Video to engage students with, for example, a video lecture, a how-to tutorial or a documentary.
Since submitting a wrong answer to a quiz question embedded in a video can cause students to be directed to the place in the video where the correct answer is found, the Interactive Video is also a useful revision tool.
Go to the H5P Interactive Video tutorial.
Mark the Words is a question tool that allows you to create activities in which students mark specific types, or examples, of word in a text. Students complete the activity by clicking on their chosen words in a short paragraph and then submitting their answers for grading.
Mark the Words is good for language-based activities that assess, for example, understanding of parts of speech or discipline-specific vocabulary.
Mark the Words can be used alone or be included in other content types, such as Quiz Question Sets, Interactive Videos or Course Presentations.
A classic memory building activity where students are required to flip cards to find a matching pair.
You can use this as a study tool or a fun activity to encourage students to memorise visual concepts. With the matching pairs, you can add a text description to each set of cards which will appear once the student has found the matching pair. This enhances the student’s engagement with the images appearing in the game.
Go to the H5P Memory Game Tutorial.
The Multiple Choice Question tool allows you to create quiz questions which have one or more correct answers. Students are given immediate feedback. Questions can be based on, or enhanced by, a relevant image or video.
Multiple Choice questions can be an effective formative assessment tool. To use this content type effectively, students should be given immediate feedback on their performance and when an attempt is scored, each answer is qualified with an explanation as to why it is either correct or incorrect.
Go to the H5P Multiple Choice Question tutorial.
The Multiple Choice Question builder adds a single question to a page. To add a set of more than one question to a page, use the Question Set or Column content type.
Multipoll allows you to combine Emoji Clouds, Word Clouds, Image Hotspot questions, Multiple Choice questions as well as texts, videos and images into a larger experience with multiple pages.
Multipoll may be used to conduct larger surveys or as an intro to a larger discussion, for example.
Watch the H5P Multipoll video overview (starting at 2:15).
The Question Set allows you to create a sequence of questions. You can combine many different question types, including Multiple Choice, Drag and Drop and Fill in the Blanks, in a Question Set. You can customize a Question Set with background images and define a pass percentage. The Question Set supports customized text and/or video feedback.
Students can check their answers as they work through the quiz and/or see a summary of all answers once they have completed the quiz.
Question Sets are useful when you want to create a sequence of problems, as opposed to multiple individual problems, for the learner to address. They are a formative assessment tool that allow students to test their knowledge of a range of key concepts. Question Sets are suitable for end-of-module tests or pre-exam revision, for example.
The Question Set also allows you to add two different videos that are played upon completion of the quiz – one video for success, another if the student fails the test. This can be used to motivate and guide students as they prepare for summative assessment.
Go to the H5P Questions Set tutorial.
Question Sets can only be used as a stand-alone activity and so cannot be integrated into Interactive Videos or Course Presentations.
The Single Choice Set content type allows you to create a group of text-only questions with one correct answer per question. Students get immediate feedback after submitting each answer and there is the option to add a summary of all correct answers at the end of the activity.
Single Choice Set questions can be used for reviewing and testing knowledge of any topic and can be an effective formative assessment tool. This content type is ideal for quick, self-check activities embedded within a page.
Go to the H5P Single Choice Set tutorial.
A Single Choice Set can be used alone or be included in other content types, such as Interactive Videos or Course Presentations.
The H5P Summary is a multiple-choice question tool that allows you to create a topic summary in an interactive way. Students are presented with a sequence of statements related to a topic, a written text or a video. For each group of statements, there is one correct statement and at least one wrong statement. Every time the learner selects a correct statement, it is sequentially added to a list of statements, which appear at the top of the content pane.
Summaries help students focus on and remember key information. When the learner has completed a summary, a complete list of statements about the given topic is the end result. This can be used for future revision and assessment. This content type would also be suitable for other ordering or logical sequencing activities.
Go to the H5P Summary tutorial.
Summaries can be used alone, or they can be included in other content types, such as Interactive Videos or Course Presentations.
The True/False Question is a simple content type that can stand alone or be integrated into other content types, such as Interactive Video or Course Presentation. A more engaging question can be created by adding an image or a video.
A True/False Question is a useful formative assessment tool. It can be used with written or audio-visual materials to check students’ comprehension. It also enables you to help students check their understanding of basic concepts or discipline specific language.
Go to the H5P True/False Question tutorial.
The True/False Question content creator adds a single question to a page. To add a set of more than one True/False Question to a page, use the Question Set or Column content type.
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