Adding Activities

Activities, such as forums, quizzes and wikis enable interactive content to be added to the course. Some are only suitable for a tutor/teacher supported course (tutor only) rather than a free standing open educational resource.

  • Blog allows for creation of blogs within a course (tutor only)
  • Choice enables a tutor to ask a question and offer possible responses (tutor only)
  • Custom Certificate is your preferred design, rather than standard Statement of Participation
  • Forum provides a discussion Moodle forum facility (tutor only)
  • Glossary can be a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or resources for information.  
  • H5P HTML5 Package of interactive content (presentations, videos, multimedia, questions etc).
  • Lesson enables sharing content and/or practice activities in flexible ways (tutor only). 
  • Questionnaire allows survey construction using a variety of survey question types.
  • Quiz enables a course author to create quizzes comprising questions of various types.
  • SCORM package Shareable Content Object Reference Model collection of files.   
  • StudentQuiz allows students to add questions for the crowd (tutor only).
  • Wiki lets users edit a set of linked pages, often a collaborative activity (tutor only). 
  • Workshop enables collection, review and peer assessment of students' work (tutor only)

6. H5P activity

H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package - interactive content such as presentations, videos and other multimedia, questions, quizzes, games and more. The H5P activity enables H5P to be uploaded and added to a course. Please note: the H5P activity is not the same plugin as Interactive content – H5P which allows you to build H5P content in the course (that plugin is not yet available on OpenLearn Create), what the H5P activity allows you to do is upload an existing H5P file you have created on the H5P website.

Any question attempts in the H5P are marked automatically, and the grade is recorded in the gradebook.

Currently, if you add an H5P file to your draft course, you will not be able to fully configure the settings for it as your permissions will need to be adjusted. Please contact the mailbox with the URL of your draft course where you have uploaded the H5P file to ask for the H5P permissions to be updated so you can configure it in the course.

To upload an H5P activity in your course:

  1. Create an H5P activity to upload
  2. In your draft course, with editing turned on, click ‘add activity or resource’ and select H5P activity
  3. Give you H5P activity a name and description
  4. Upload your H5P file via the Package file picker.
  5. H5P options – the choices are ‘allow download’, ‘embed button’, ‘copyright button’
  6. Grade – for setting a grade for the H5P activity
  7. Attempt options – Enable attempt tracking is default Yes, Grading method default is Highest grade and Review attempts default is ‘participants can review their own attempts’. These will work if your H5P activity file has been configured to provide attempt tracking data.
  8. Common module settings – Availability default is ‘show on course page’
  9. Restrict access – only set restrictions if you don’t want your H5P activity to be available immediately a learner enrols on the course
  10. Activity completion – this will appear for you to configure if completion tracking has been switched on at course level. 

At this point, if you cannot view the H5P file in your course, please contact the mailbox to ask for your permissions to be adjusted so you can complete the configuration.