The H5P plugin allows Pressbooks users to create interactive material, such as quizzes, timelines, drag-and-drop questions, and more. This free and open-source technology was first released in 2013. For more information, visit the H5P website.
For those who choose to use this plugin in a book, be aware that it is not meant to replace a graded or summative test. Instead, H5P activities are most useful for formative assessment, student self-quizzing, and encouraging interaction with content.
Once this plugin is activated, two new tabs will be added to the book’s : the H5P Content tab and the H5P link under the Settings tab.
Settings for H5P range from how the toolbar is controlled to whether to automatically share usage statistics with the H5P developers. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of this page if you make any changes.
The H5P Content tab is where you can create new H5P activities and manage activities that you created previously.
When you clone a book in Pressbooks that has H5P activities, the activities will also appear in the cloned version. (See Option 2 in Create a New Book.)
For information on the accessibility of H5P activities, see Accessibility by H5P Activity.
- "H5P," Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H5P (accessed August 10, 2018). ↵
An area in Pressbooks where a user can work on a specific book. This is where a book’s content is hosted and where users will find links to various tools and functions. It is also where a user is automatically directed after logging in.