The eCampusOntario H5P Studio

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What is the eCampusOntario H5P Studio?

Created by eCampusOntario for Ontario colleges and universities, the H5P Studio is a space where educators and students can create, share and find interactive objects for courses and learning.

eCampusOntario. (2020). Introducing Multi-Author Collaboration – eCampusOntario H5P Studio [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/nxigDfo3Jxk.

Getting Started

Register for this free service using your college email and a unique password. If you have any trouble creating an account, email open@ecampusontario.ca for help. Learn more about how you can use the H5P Studio by consulting the resources below.

Getting to Know the Catalogue

Interested in seeing what interactives might have already been built by your colleagues across Ontario? Want a few examples of different kinds of interactives? The Catalogue area of the eCampusOntario H5P Studio is a great place to learn from and borrow interactives.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). “H5P Studio – Searching in the H5P Studio Catalogue” [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/v3_O8CXaSVA.

Reuse Interactives from the Catalogue

Interactives posted to the eCampusOntario H5P Studio Catalogue can be reused as templates. Many use Creative Commons licensing, and as such can be reused and remixed. Learn more about reading Creative Commons licenses. Learn how to reuse interactives from the H5P Studio as templates you can adapt and re-develop.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). “H5P Studio – How to Reuse Interactive Content” [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/w1XXMu1zRMA.

Create New Interactives

Using the eCampusOntario H5P Studio, you can build your own interactive content for your courses. Before you begin building, learn about copyright considerations, how to choose the right interactive, and accessibility considerations when building.

Choosing the Right Interactive

Different interactives will offer varying levels of challenge to you as the designer, and to learners as they use them. The below aims to rank the accessible interactives in a way that reflects both the challenge of building them and of using them in learning contexts. This list was originally created by Alan Levine for the H5P PB Kitchen.

Easy

  • Arithmetic Quiz
  • Dialog Cards
  • Drag the Words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Flashcards
  • Guess the Answer
  • Memory Game
  • Multiple Choice
  • Single Choice Set
  • Summary
  • True/False Question

Moderate

  • Advanced Fill the Blanks
  • Course Presentation
  • Documentation Tool
  • Drag and Drop
  • Interactive Book
  • Interactive Video
  • Question Sets

Challenging

  • Branching Scenario
  • Course Presentation
  • Interactive Book
  • Interactive Video
  • Timelines
  • Virtual Tour (360)

Easy interactives can form a backbone to a course for immediate feedback and review, while moderate and challenging interactives can add substance and quality to the formative feedback structures in a course.

Keeping Accessibility in Mind

Remember that these will be as accessible as you build them. Avoid some common mistakes:

  • All images need alt text to be readable to all learners;
  • Avoid using screenshots of text, unless your alt text can reflects all the text presented;
  • Simpler interactives are likely more accessible than complex ones;
  • Design tables to be read horizontally, not vertically;
  • Be prepared to offer an alternative if a student identifies challenges.

For more information, see the section on H5P accessibility in the Library’s OER Toolkit.

Also, see Levine, A. (2020, July). July webinar: Cooking H5P with accessibility in mind. The H5P PB Kitchen. https://kitchen.opened.ca/2020/07/17/july-webinar/

The following video aims to act as a primer to create your first interactive.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). H5P Studio – Create Interactive Content [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/v3_O8CXaSVA.

While this video introduces generally how to create interactives, you can keep scrolling to find more supports and tutorials, or take a look at some tutorials for specific H5P interactive types.

Create an Interactive Video

Rather than asking watchers to simply digest information, interactive videos require input and help check on learning throughout, which may help improve retention through immediate feedback and practice. This video will guide you through creating an interactive video.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). H5P Studio – Building Interactive Videos [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/jOODDLB1vV0.

Adding H5P Interactives to your Course or Presentation

To share your interactives with learners, you can easily link or embed the content in your courses, presentations or synchronous sessions using different strategies.

Teaching and Learning Conestoga in collaboration with the Online Learning Center. (2020). H5P Studio – Adding Interactives to your course, presentation or Zoom session [Video file]. Licensed CC-BY. Retrieved August 2020 from https://youtu.be/ukjuj1mBS68

When and How to Share Interactives in the Catalogue

Conditions apply for when to share content in the catalogue. The following video aims to give you more information to help you decide when, and how, to share your work in the catalogue.

More!

The eCampusOntario H5P Studio is a complete sharing platform, where you can post and share resources, connect with others, and develop your teaching portfolio. Learn about other features of the Studio.

Collaborate with Others

Want to work together with students or colleagues to make interactives? Learn how to use multi-author collaboration in the H5P Studio.

eCampusOntario. (2020). Introducing Multi-Author H5P. [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/nxigDfo3Jxk.

Save your Faves

To more easily find the content you like, use the Heart icon to save interactives to a Favourites area in your Dashboard.

eCampusOntario. (2020). Save your Faves. [Video File] Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Eg2WZdQFo9A.

Jess Wilkinson

Jesslyn is an Educational Technology Consultant at Conestoga. An Ontario Certified Teacher, and holding a B.A. and B.Ed., Jesslyn researches and promotes new technologies for faculty to enhance pedagogical practices. She brings to the role her experience as a Google and Microsoft certified technology trainer and as a classroom teacher in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ontario, focusing on special education and assistive learning technologies. She is available for workshops, consultations, and support with using technology in higher education contexts.

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