Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide
a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to H5P-related resources are provided below.
What is the key message or purpose of the interactive content? Is it a quick communication or should it be a highly produced, reusable resource? Knowing the answers to these questions will influence what tools you use and how much time you invest in planning
and production. A storyboard or script may be an important component in planning the interactive content, depending on how complex your content needs to be.
Create H5P content in the Content bank
It is strongly recommended that you follow the process outlined below. Although there are a number of ways to access the H5P Content bank the method outlined here is the most straightforward.
In the topic, scroll down the LH navigation column and click on the entry for Content bank.
Click on the ‘Add’ button in the top RH corner of the page.
Scroll through the list of available H5P activities and select the activity you want to use.
Configure the activity settings to suit your needs, then click ‘Save’. The activity should now be available for use in your Content bank.
Note that if you want to add video to your content, please ensure it is stored in Kaltura (My Media). Use this guide to get your video link if using
the interactive video tool.
Add an H5P activity from the Content bank to your FLO topic
Create H5P content in the H5P Content bank
Navigate back to your topic home page.
Turn editing on
Scroll to the topic module where you want the H5P activity to appear. Open the module if it’s not already open.
Click on ‘Add an activity or resource’.
From the Activity picker click on the H5P icon.
Give the H5P activity a name (and description if required).
In the section titled ‘Package file’ click on the ‘Add’ icon.
From the Content bank select the file you intend to use.
Click on ‘Select this file’.
Configure the remaining activity options to suit, then click on ‘Save and return to topic’.
The activity now appears in the module.
H5P activity from the Content bank into an existing FLO activity, such as a
Label or Book.
If you want to embed an H5P activity inside an existing FLO activity, use the following process.
From the topic home page turn editing on
Navigate to the FLO activity you want to embed H5P into.
In the case of a Book, open the Book and navigate to the appropriate chapter.
In the Table of contents click on the cog icon
In the editing toolbar of the content window click on the H5P icon
In the window that pops up click on ‘Browse repositories’.
From the H5P Content bank select the H5P file you want to use.
Click ‘Select this file’.
Click ‘Insert this file’.
Add any other text you require in the Content editing window.
Click on ‘Save changes’.
Note: it might take a minute or so for the embedded H5P activity to load.
To set completion tracking, open the settings section and scroll down to Activity completion:
Timeline block: Using the 'Expect completed on' date in the Activity completion section will show a date to students in the Timeline block.
Download and replace activities
In the topic, scroll down the left hand navigation column and click on the Content bank.
Select the activity you wish to replace
In the top right corner of the screen, click on the cog and select either Download or Replace with file Note: the cog is in the top-right corner of the banner (higher up than usual)
If replacing an activity, either upload a new file or select a file from the content bank and select Save changes.
Unlisting activities hides your H5P resources from others.
In the topic, scroll down the Left hand navigation column and click on the Content
Select the activity you wish to unlist
In the top right corner of the screen, click on the cog and Make unlisted Note: the cog is in the top-right corner of the banner (higher up than usual).
To make an unlisted activity visible again, repeat these steps.
Once you've created/uploaded your H5P content, it's recommended that you test the final product by previewing it (with sound on if using sound) before you upload.
Occasionally, you'll need to review and update the H5P content and you may be interested in finding out how students are engaging with your content. FLO has tools to help you do all of this.
If you need to make updates to the H5P content, you'll need to do this in the original H5P file. You can then replace the H5P content for an updated version, if appropriate.