1. Recommendations for H5P
  2. Getting Started with H5P
    1. Log in to carleton.h5p.com
  3. Create New H5P Content
    1. Create new H5P content via carleton.h5p.com
  4. Create new H5P content in Brightspace 
    1. Add H5P content to a Brightspace module or sub-module
  5. H5P Activities and the Gradebook
    1. Delete an H5P Activity from the Gradebook

H5P is an interactive content tool that can be added to any D2L Brightspace course. H5P can be used to make interactive, engaging content experiences that increase active learning. Interactive content is powerful for creating formative assessments and feedback opportunities. H5P can also be used to add variety to the presentation of your content or to embed quizzes alongside multimedia content, for example.

If you need help with H5P, please submit a support ticket to the TLS support portal.

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For additional information, visit the following H5P resources:

Recommendations for H5P

  • Building H5P activities can be time intensive. It would be beneficial to:
    • Look at examples first, and then plan the activity. See examples of H5P activities 
    • Gather all your content in one place (video, audio, text, images, links, questions/question sets etc.) so that when you build the activities you can easily add what you need without having to stop and search for it. 
  • Build your H5P activities in carleton.h5p.com. To do this, you will need to activate your account by creating an activity first in Brightspace. There are several benefits to building activities through carleton.h5p.com:  
    • The editing space is larger. 
    • Activities are easy to preview. 
    • You can save and easily return to editing the activity later. 
    • Simple to add collaborators. 

Getting Started with H5P

If you have never previously created an H5P activity in Brightspace, you will need to first access the activity creator from within Brightspace. Once you have attempted to build an H5P activity within Brightspace, carleton.h5p.com will recognize you and allow you to log in to carleton.h5p.com using your MC1 email address. 

Log in to carleton.h5p.com

  1. Go to carleton.h5p.com 
  2. Log in with your Carleton cunet email address. For example, firstnamelastname@cunet.carleton.ca.
  3. When you log in for the first time, click Send me a password link. carleton.h5p.com will send you a link to set your password. This will be sent to your Carleton MC1 email address. If you encounter issues, contact the TLS Support Portal.    

Create New H5P Content

There are two ways to create H5P content:

It is recommended to build H5P content by going to carleton.h5p.com. Here you can build, edit, and preview activities. Once you are happy with your activities, you can then add them to modules in Brightspace.  

Benefits of creating activities in carleton.h5p.com:

  • Larger editing space
  • Easily add collaborators to your activity
  • Create, test, and edit your activities all in one place

Create new H5P content via carleton.h5p.com

  1. Log in to carleton.h5p.com.
  2. Click Add Content.                     
  3. Choose a content type.
    NOTE: Some H5P activities may not be fully accessible. Check accessibility of H5P activities.
    TIP: You can search for a content type in the search field or sort the content types using the Recently Used First, Newest First, or A-Z links.
  4. Click on the name or image of the content type you would like to add. 
    TIP: If you click the Details button (to the right of the content name) you will be taken to a page where you can read an explanation of the content type, see example screenshots, and view a content demo. To see a list of different content to choose from, visit: H5P Content Types and Applications.         

       

  5. Build the H5P activity. It is recommended that you regularly click Save to save your progress as you go. 
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click LTI settings in the side menu.
  7. Under Choose when to send scores to the LMS, select one of the following options from the drop-down menu: First Attempt, Last Attempt, or Best Attempt. 
  8. Click Save.Your content will now appear in the list under My Content.
    TIP: You can create a clone of an H5P activity so that you can make changes to an H5P activity in Brightspace without making changes to the original H5P activity. To create a clone, navigate to My Content on carleton.h5p.com, click the three dots icon , then select Clone. This will create a copy of the H5P activity. 
    NOTE:  If you would like to allow someone else to edit an H5P activity you have created, you can add them as a collaborator. To add someone as a collaborator, click on the pencil icon next to your activity (or click Edit). Scroll down to the bottom and click Collaborators from the list of options. In the text field that appears, add the name of the person you want to be able to edit the activity. The person must have created an H5P activity in Brightspace for their name to appear. 

Insert H5P content from carleton.h5p.com into Brightspace

Once H5P content has been created on carleton.h5p.com, it can be added to Brightspace so that students have access to it.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Content. 
  4. Under Table of Contents in the sidebar, click on the module or submodulewhere you would like the H5P integration to be located.
  5. Click Existing Activities.                                 
  6. Select H5P Activity from the drop-down menu.
  7. In the Add Activity window, click the Add Content button.
  8. You will see a list of H5P activities that you have created. Click the Insert button to the right of the activity you want to add to your course.
  9. Your H5P content will now appear as an External Learning Tool link in your module.         
    NOTE:  New content topics in Brightspace are always added to the bottom of the module. Depending on the number of content topics, you may need to scroll down to see your H5P activity. 

         

Create new H5P content in Brightspace 

NOTE: If you would like to test H5P activities before inserting them into your course, go to carleton.h5p.com to create your content.

Add H5P content to a Brightspace module or sub-module

Add an H5P activity as a topic item in a module or sub-module in your course.
NOTE: If you would like to test H5P activities before inserting them into your course, go to carleton.h5p.com to create your content.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Content.
  4. Under Table of Contents in the sidebar, click on the module or submodulewhere you would like the H5P integration to be located.
  5. Click Existing Activities.                                 
  6. Select H5P Activity from the drop-down menu.
  7. In the Add Activity window, click the Add Content button.
  8. Click on the name of the content type you would like to add (Ex. Interactive Video, Accordion). 
    TIP: If you click the Details button (to the right of the content name), you will be taken to a page where you can read an explanation of the content type, see example screenshots, and view a content demo. To see a full list of activities to choose from, visit: H5P Content Types and Applications.     

      

    NOTE: Some H5P activities may not be fully accessible. Check accessibility of H5P activities.  
    TIP: You can search for a content type in the search field, or sort the content types using the Recently Used First, Newest First, or A-Z links.
  9. Build the H5P activity. It is recommended that you regularly click Save to save your progress as you go.  
  10. Scroll down to the bottom of the pop-up window and click LTI settings.
  11. Under Choose when to send scores to the LMS choose one of the following options from the drop-down menu: First Attempt, Last Attempt, or Best Attempt. For more information on LTI Settings, see the section on H5P and LTI settings below.  
  12. Click Save and Insert.   
  13. Your H5P content will appear as an External Learning Tool link in your module.         
NOTE: New content topics in Brightspace always add to the bottom of the module, underneath the submodules. You may need to scroll down to see your H5P activity depending on the number of other content topics you have. 
NOTE: If you would like to allow someone else to edit an H5P activity you have created, you can add them as a collaborator. To add someone as a collaborator, click on the pencil icon next to your activity (or click Edit). Scroll down to the bottom and click Collaborators from the list of options. In the text field that appears, add the name of the person you want to be able to edit the activity. The person must have created an H5P activity in Brightspace in order for their name to appear.

H5P Activities and the Gradebook

Many H5P activities are designed for practice and learning purposes only, but some activities can generate grades. Depending on which activity you create and the LTI settings you choose, a grade item may be created in your Brightspace course.  

NOTE: H5P questions should only be used for practice/participation

Delete an H5P Activity from the Gradebook

You might want to delete an activity from your gradebook if you accidentally set the LTI settings to send the scores to the gradebook. You can also remove an activity from the gradebook completely if you are no longer using it.   

Since H5P is an external learning tool, there are several steps required to delete it from Grades in Brightspace. There is a two-step process involved in deleting an H5P activity and its corresponding grade column from Brightspace.    

Step 1: Delete the H5P Activity from the Module/Sub-module:

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
    • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Content. 
  4. Under Table of Contents in the sidebar, click on the module/submodule where the H5P activity is located.
  5. Navigate to the H5P activity you would like to delete.
  6. Click the downwards arrow beside the file with the H5P activity you want to delete.
  7. Select Delete Topic from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Delete the H5P activity from Grades:

  1. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Progress.
  2. Select Grades from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the Manage Grades tab at the top of the page.
  4. Click More Actions.
  5. Select Delete from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click the selectbox next to the H5P grade item you want to delete.
    NOTE: If you are unable to click the selectbox next to the H5P grade item, this means the H5P activity has not been deleted from the content section or the external learning tools section. For assistance, visit the TLS support portal to complete a support request.
  7. Click Delete. A deletion confirmation pop-up will appear.
  8. Click Delete to delete the grade item from your course.

The H5P activity and associated grade item have been deleted from Brightspace. Any grades or results that have been generated will remain in carleton.h5p.com in the Reports section.  

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