Not ones to rest on their laurels, the team behind H5P pushed through after continued success and recognition, including their “Best Free and Open Source Software for Education” nod from the Open Consortium’s 2018 Open Education Awards.
Here are the main highlights of what H5P is working on, to be ready throughout the second quarter of the year:
Interactive Video “Submit Screen”
One of the most popular content types, the H5P Interactive Video was also the subject of a few complaints. Development leader Svein-Tore Griff is pleased to report that issues that kept users from submitting all or parts of answers in embedded questions have been solved.
Going further to ensure the functionality works as it should, a “Submit answers” star-shaped button will give students a view of their answers as they send them. This summary will be enabled by default to students when they play the video until the end, but this behavior can be modified.
Open-Ended “Free Text” questions
Also for Interactive Video, teachers can now allow open writing as an activity. It supports rich formatting, links, and tables. It can be graded by teachers, but this must be done manually.
Documentation Tool, Moodle Gradebook Compatible
An unusual yet highly valuable addition to the content type roster, the H5P Documentation Tool features a wizard that will help you create a project’s goals, plan, activities (work), evaluation, and goals assessment; and then make it easier to review, share, and collaborate on.
Now students will be able to submit project documentations as an activity in Moodle, which teachers can grade directly. Teachers will also find a brand new interface that will make it easier to overview the document and mark it.
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