Thursday 17 August 2017

Build Professional Level Online and Blended Courses with this Free Plugin

H5P is a tool for building complete courses with a wide variety of interactive task types. The tool works as a plug in with a range of platforms including Moodle, Drupal and Wordpress (all of which have free versions available) .

It’s very easy to install the plug in (took me less than 5 mins with Wordpress) and once this is done  you can choose any of the interactive elements to add to your pages.

The activities the plug in produces are html5 so they will run equally well on both desktop and mobile platforms. Many of the activity types are also ideal for language learning and the development of multimedia content.

There are great tools for creating interactive video based quizzes, presentations, audio responses, a variety of games and text manipulation activities.

If you look at the content types here you’ll see examples of each one as well as some information about how to use them.

For such a powerful tool, the learning curve on creating the activities is quite gentle and you should be able to start producing content quite quickly. H5P is open source and there is a good community of developers sharing expertise on the support forums if you get stuck.

It is also a tool that’s being developed so it’s likely that it will continue to improve. So if you want to start building your own blended learning or online courses this could be a great tool to do the job.

I hope you enjoy building fantastic courses with H5P. You can find links to many more tools like this and activities for the digital classroom in my ebooks at: All my ebooks are available for iOS and as PDF.

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Nik Peachey

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