What is it?

H5P, a new interactive content capability will be piloted during Semester 2. It is an open source online toolbox of activities that allows staff to create and share interactive content in courses. H5P provides an easy way to create small interactive learning objects that can be inserted into courses. Providing students with engaging resources and formative assessment activities that provide immediate feedback. For more information, please refer to the H5P.com website.

What is the objective of the pilot?

The UQ Student Strategy 2016-2020 White Paper invites the university to explore digital technologies, with specific focus on student-centred flexibility, with extended online and on-campus active learning. The pilot will test if H5P has the potential to support this focus in both the edX (Edge) platform and the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Learning Management System. 

What is happening?

The pilot will be delivered using H5P SaaS, the H5P hosting service which provides the benefits of technical support, LMS integration via LTI and user analytics. UQ has purchased 50 Author licences (including 20,000 student licences and 300 GB data storage) for 12 months to facilitate the pilot.

The tool will be piloted in UQ2U courses and made available to school and faculty based Learning Designers to design learning objects for additional courses. Author licences will also be made available to a small group of volunteer course coordinators to test a "DIY" approach to producing learning objects for their own courses. A request for volunteers to be involved in the pilot will be publicised in the eLearning newsletter once access to the hosting service is implemented.