H5P, "The Chase"

June 2021December 2022

What is H5P, "The Chase" tool?

"The Chase" tool in H5P allows staff to create either a timed or self-paced set of quiz questions using a range of H5P content types. Students can then answer these questions at their own pace with staff being able to track progress live, display a leaderboard upon completion and share results with students at the end.  

How was the pilot initiated?

Due to the new functionality becoming available in H5P, "The Chase" was first piloted during Semester 2, 2021.

What was the objective of the pilot?

The pilot's objective was to ensure that new and innovative active learning tools are used to develop student engagement. This can be an alternative to existing methods of formative assessment such as Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Tests. "The Chase" offers students an interactive environment where gameification, the application of point scoring and friendly competition between peers, encourages engagement with the course content.

What happened?

"The Chase" was succesfully piloted in select courses during Semester 2, 2021 and Semester 2, 2022 and provided students with an interactive method of engaging with course content. Course teaching staff were assigned a H5P licence so they could create their own iterations of the content and also had access to technical and implementation advice from a teaching-qualified Senior eLearning Adviser.

Semester 2, 2021

In June 2021, a newsletter article calling for Course Coordinators to be part of a pilot group was published and a number of academic staff returned correspondence requesting an introductory meeting regarding the usability of the tool. In total, 15 people expressed interest with the tool and 5 requested an introductory meeting. Following the introductory meeting, 3 decided to continue with the pilot.

Throughout the semester, participants were provided with support with designing their questions using the tool then discussed how to deploy it to their students. Unfortunately, due to a technical issue, one participant was not able to complete their activity. Following the activity's deployment, a survey was provided to the participants in order for them to express their thoughts on the overall composition of the tool. A meeting was conducted to clarify certain areas before the pilot concluded.

After participant involvement ended, the eLearning Team informed the vendor of the issues that the participants detailed, as well as positives, that made the tool viable for future use.

Semester 2, 2022

In June 2022, a newsletter article calling for Course Coordinators to be part of the Early Adopter Support program was published and 4 staff members returned correspondence requesting to be part of the program. On 15 July, a webinar was delivered as part of Ready to Teach Week with 25 staff members attending and learning more about "The Chase" capabilities and setup (a recording of the webinar is available).

Early Adopter Support was offered to staff throughout Semester 2, 2022 and the tool will be more widely promoted once key functionality, such as a stop/start feature, is made available in early 2023. 


Staff communications

  • 21 March, 2021: This project page was published.
  • 25 March, 2021: Mentioned at eLOF meeting that "The Chase" was close to being open for testing.
  • 4 May, 2021: UQ eLearning Team was given access to "The Chase" in the H5P testing environment.
  • 14 May, 2021: Colleagues and academic staff were invited to use "The Chase" and provide feedback.
  • 3 June, 2021: Feedback from staff was shared with the vendor.
  • 9 -15 June, 2021: Various introductory meetings took place to provide an overview of the capabilities of "The Chase" and the process involved for the remainder of the pilot.
  • 1 March, 2022: Presented to Faculty of Medicine seeking additional Early Adopters.
  • 15 July, 2022: Ready to Teach Week: H5P The Chase workshop
  • Articles in the Teaching and eLearning News newsletter:
  • 29 July - 5 August, 2022: Various meetings took place to provide staff with personalised advice and guidance on how to best implement "The Chase" in their course.
  • 4 November, 2022: Demonstrated functionality during a custom workshop for the Medical School.
  • 21 November, 2022: Video case study published featuring Dr Teegan Green who designed and produced an interactive exam revision activity using The Chase which was delivered live by the tutors during tutorials.
  • 25 November, 2022: Video case study published featuring Rasheda Keane who shared her experience delivering The Chase live during Week 12 tutorials as an exam revision activity.