Plugin Features

58 H5P for Interactive Material

Last update: Aug 9/22

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.[1] 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 Dashboard: the H5P Content tab and the H5P link under the Settings tab.

Find the H5P Content and H5P Settings tabs on the Dashboard menu.

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.

H5P Settings page.

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.)

Pressbooks icon.For more information, see Create Interactive Content with H5P, Display Embedded Media, and Using Math in H5P Activities in the Pressbooks User Guide.

For information on the accessibility of H5P activities, see Accessibility by H5P Activity.

Coming soon: The H5P OER Hub.

  1. "H5P," Wikipedia, (accessed August 10, 2018).


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