H5P’s Interactive Video feature

Introduction  

The first H5P conference  mentioned by Stuart on elearning World is in the books.  One of the highlights of using H5P is its interactive video feature.  It allows developers and educators to position resources and interactive features over videos.  This leads to optimized viewing area on all devices.  Overlain interactivity on a video enhances the end-user’s learning experience. Items such as comments, questions or hyperlinks can be situated over a video to appear at specific times. This focuses learners’ attention to the significant region of the video.

H5P interactive videos are an improvement for students using mobile devices.   HTML 5 responsive display ensures that all screen elements display suitable to most devices.

Steps to create an H5P interactive video learning objects

  1. Uploading or linking to an online video (you may upload a small video to the H5P server)
  2. Adding Interactions (see the list below)
  3. Setting a summary task
  4. Save the H5P learning object
  5. Publish and share it
  6. Embed the LO into an LMS or other digital resource (optional)

 

H5P interactive video features

Comments
  • Label comments on the video further informs the student about content or learning object procedure.
Formatting
  • Tables can be created and displayed over the video itself.
Linking
  • Interactive images provide a graphical link to a different time-code in the video or to another web page.
  • Interactive text provides a text link to a different time-code in the video or to another web page.
  • Links efficiently allow students efficient access to additional online resources.
Navigation
  • Crossroads allows students to navigate to different video time-codes. An opening menu is a suitable use of the Crossroads feature.
  • Navigation Hotspots are hotspots which are carefully placed over different parts of the screen to allow students to navigate to other parts of the video or to other websites
Questionnaire
  • Questionnaires can be embedded in a video activity to solicit students’ viewpoints.
Questions
  • Drag and drop image questions support dragging text or images into hotspots to check comprehension.
  • Drag and drop text questions are a quick way of checking if students have paid attention to specific parts of the video.
  • Fill-in the blank questions test student knowledge and spelling.
  • Mark the Words quizzes knowledge by directing the students to highlight text presented over the video. This allows students to identify significant terms in a text.
  • Multiple-choice questions are another means of checking lesson comprehension.
  • Free Text (Open-ended) questions provide students a means to respond to complex questions.
  • Single-choice questions can swiftly assess comprehension or recall of information offered in the video through one or more choose-the-best-option questions.
  • Statements prompt students to choose the most appropriate statement during video playback.
  • Summary questions are usually positioned at the end of a video section or the video itself as a main concept check in at the end of the video.
  • True or False questions are a standard quizzing question type for checking comprehension.

 

Final thoughts

I have been using H5P Interactive video to enhance learning in my classes.  Some of my peers are also developing these and slowly it is becoming a standard practice in our department.  I hope you can inspire yourself and your fellow trainers/educators to do the same.

 

 

John Allan

John Allan

John, Canadian ex-pat living in Qatar, writes about learning object development, practical tools and applications for the blended teaching/ learning environment.
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