1 A Range of Interactives

H5P offers a wide range of choice for interactives. There are several things you can take into consideration as you make choices about which tools will work best for you, including:

  • issues of accessibility;
  • the purpose of the interactive; and
  • what resources you have access to.

H5P shares the accessibility information for each tool on their site. This information is gathered both through direct testing and community feedback, and is determined primarily using open-source screen reading software. The full list is available here. Please note also that there are aspects of accessibility that you have control over in creating your resources, like choosing contrasting colours and appropriate fonts. This quick-reference guide provides some useful guidelines for creating accessible online resources.

Determining what tool works best for the content you are presenting may seem overwhelming at first. The H5P plugin shows the full range of tools, and there are a lot! The H5P website offers examples of each of the existing tools, and it’s worth playing around with the examples to see how students will experience them. You can also borrow and remix from the H5P website at your pleasure.

The following table gives you a sense of which H5P tools might best serve what purpose.

Tools for Formative Assessment
  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Mark the Words
  • Drag and Drop
Tools for Unit Review
  • Course Presentation
  • Flashcards
  • Quiz
  • Summary
Tools for Multimedia Integration
  • Interactive Videos
  • Image Hotspots
Tools for Student Submissions
  • Questionnaire
  • Audio Recorder

Finally, with multimedia or image rich tools, ensure you have access to appropriately-licensed content for inclusion. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons offers a comprehensive overview of Creative Commons licensing, though its approach to Fair Use restrictions is written from an American perspective and may not be applicable to your context.


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