H5P Pilot Project

Developing Interactive Course Content Using H5P

What is H5P?

H5P is a web-based authoring tool that helps instructors build interactive course content. A wide variety of activities can be created; including flashcards, matching games, interactive images, drag-and-drop text, speak the answer, interactive videos, timelines, and branching scenario/case-studies. Examples of interactive content types can be explored on the H5P.org website (https://h5p.org/content-types-and-applications).

How can H5P be used in courses?

Interactive content can be used to increase students’ engagement with the course material or used to assess students’ comprehension. Because H5P is integrated with Canvas, it provides automatic grading and score pass-through to the Canvas gradebook. While H5P activities can be graded assignments, they should not be used as the primary means to assess student learning. Instead, H5P activities can be used to promote curiosity and to strengthen a sense of connectedness to course concepts. H5P activities provide instant feedback to students, allowing them to self-assess their understanding of the course material. This gives students control over their learning processes and helps them feel competent to achieve their own learning goals.

What is the H5P Pilot Project?

CETL has procured a small number of H5P licenses. These licenses will be made available to instructors who are interested in piloting H5P authoring tools. To participate in the pilot, instructors must commit to developing and implementing several H5P activities that are designed to achieve specific course objectives. In addition, pilot participants will present their H5P activities to peers and reflect on the lessons they learned during the pilot.

How can I use H5P outside the pilot?

If you are interested in using H5P but are not interested in participating in the pilot, you are welcome to use H5P.org. This free tool offers the same authoring functionality, but the tool is not directly integrated with Canvas. You can create interactive content in H5P.org, and this content can be embedded into Canvas for student access. However, activities developed in H5P.org and embedded into Canvas will not transfer student scores to the Canvas Grades area.

How do I apply to participate in the H5P pilot?

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, please complete the application form below by Friday, May 24, 2019.


  • Contact Information

    Please enter contact information for the instructor planning to incorporate interactive content in their course.




  • Course Information

    Please include the following information about the course in which interactive course content will be incorporated:


  • (e.g. ENGLISH 205 Business Writing)

  • The course description. This can be copied and pasted from one of the following:
    1. 1) your syllabus,
    2. 2) the UWM Course Catalog, or
    3. 3) the UWM Schedule of Classes.

  • (e.g. face-to-face, blended, fully-online)

    Note: priority may be given to fully-online courses and/or introductory-level courses.


  • Project Plan

    You may wish to compose your answers in a word processing program and then copy and paste the text into the fields below.

  • (include approximately 150-200 words)

  • (include approximately 200-300 words)

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  • Drop files here or