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Using the H5P Question Set Tool

H5P Question Set is a tool to create a complete Quiz that includes several different types of questions. There are individual instructions on how to find, create and embed these questions which will be linked throughout this guide.

This guide includes how to:

Note: Please see this guide on H5P if you would like an H5P introduction, and this guide if you want instructions on how to insert the H5P into your space.  There is also a help guide video with an overview of creating an H5P here.

Step One: Creating your Quiz

1. In the Learning Space choose the module you want the H5P to be in, click on New then New Document.

Screenshot showing the new button, and selecting new document from the dropdown menu

2. In the Insert Stuff menu, scroll down and click H5P Learning Object.

insert stuff

Screenshot showing the insert stuff h5p option from the dropdown menu

3. In the H5P tool, click Add Content.

Screenshot of the add content button


4. Search for Question Set from the Create Content Type list.

pick question set


4. Add a title in the Title field. Make it something distinct and relevant.

6. Click Add background image.

7. Progress indicator can be set to Dots or Textual. In this example, we will select dots.

8. Click in the Pass Percentage box and write the percentage of total score required for passing the quiz.

Setup Quiz


Step Two: Adding Questions to the Set

1. From the Question Type dropdown menu, select the type of question you would like to add.

pick question type

This process is customisable. You can add as many or as few questions as you wish.

There are individual guides to help with creating specific types of questions. Click on any of these options to see the individual instructions for creating these question types:

2. As you finish one question, return to the Question menu and click Add Question to create a new type of question.


add question


Step Three: Customising the Outcome Settings

Once you have completed all the questions you would like to include, it is time to customise your settings.

1. You can Disable backwards navigation which will ensure users are only moving forward.


2. You can enable Randomize questions which will alter the order in which they are displayed every time the quiz is taken. If you have a large amount of questions, you can select a randomised number to appear to students so that they are not all answering the same set.


3. Fill out Number of questions to be shown to create a randomised batch from the total as well.


include settings


4. Click Finished to adjust the outcome messages.


5. Fill in a Feedback heading to be displayed at the end of the quiz, all students will see the feedback heading (regardless of their score).


6. Add a Feedback comment in Score Range, add an additional percentage range by clicking Add Range.


quiz finished

Note: The default settings for this section are basic and can be left as they are. But, adjusting the text that students will see to something more personal or recognisable will encourage them to engage with the content.

This section will enable you to give feedback depending on outcomes.


7. While adding an additional range. The question tool will automatically calculate the score and display it. There are feedback greeting messages that you may personalise if you wish, depending on if the student passes or fails the quiz. Fill in the fields with any comments you would like displayed.




8. Scroll down to edit the text of the Solution button label, Retry button label and Finish button text.




9. Videos can be added that will play for either outcome. Tick Display video before quiz resultsEnable skip video button or enter Skip video button label if applicable.


10. To insert a video for pass or failed quiz, click the plus icon. You can upload a video file from your computer or copy a video source URL.


insert video


Step Four: Finalising Settings

The final settings are designed for the Buttons and Text in your quiz.

It is recommended that if you are just beginning to use H5P, you retain the default settings. These will function perfectly in the quiz and once you are more comfortable using Question Types and you have specific needs, you can start editing and altering these final settings. When this is the case, these instructions will guide you.

1. Click Settings for "Check", "Show solution" and "Retry" drop-down menu.


2. Tick Show "Check" buttons. These options will apply to all questions and are for bulk settings. 


3. Click the dropdown menu below Show solution button or Override "Retry" button to enable or disable this option. The questions can retain individual settings if you do not wish to apply to all. This can be done by selecting the dash. Alternatively, you can enable or disable either buttons for the entire quiz.


Settings check solution retry


4. Click Text overrides and translations. There are a range of options to customise buttons, translations and text. This can be explored if you wish to change settings but is already set to a standard default and can be left as is.


text overrides  and translations


Step Five: Preview and Publish Question Set Tool

At the bottom of the screen you can adjust your H5P's settings (you can leave these settings by default or make alterations):

1 - Display options: (previously 'Display and copyright buttons') What options do you want to be visible for the user, for example you can tick the display download button to enable students/staff to download the H5P to their own computer. You can also tick the Display embed button, which allows the user to embed the H5P into their HTML editor in VU Collaborate for example.

2 - Publish: This option allows you to make the H5P Unpublished (content can not be inserted into VUC), Protected (content can be inserted into VUC) or Public (visible to the public using a content link and the content can be inserted into LMS and be embedded). Protected is the default setting and it is recommended to leave this setting as it is. 

3 - Folder: (previously 'My Content') All your content will be saved in one spot, within a root folder.

4 - Collaborators: (previously 'Authors') In this setting you can add and search for other collaborators and give them access to edit your H5P's. For example, if you are teaching a unit with another staff member and you would like them to have access to edit your H5P's, then you can use the search field to locate another staff member by typing in their full name. 

5 - Sharing: (previously called 'Select value') This is where you share your H5P with others, so they can view and clone your content. There is a folder allocated for each college, for example 'Arts and Education', select your College.

Note: To know more about Sharing and Collaborators, please see H5P Sharing and Collaboration.

6 - LTI Settings (previously 'Send Score to LMS') In this section you can link your H5P directly to VU Collaborate and also link it to your gradebook. It is recommended to leave this setting as it is, and NOT send the results to the gradebook. 

Introduction to H5P title new


1. Click Save and Insert. A preview of the Question Set Tool will appear.


save and insert

Note that we do not recommend using H5P quizzes for assessable items.  The results of H5P quizzes are not always accurate.  It is better to use the quiz tool in VU Collaborate for assessable quizzes.

2. Click Insert at the bottom of the screen once the preview is approved in order to put the object in your space.


preview and insert


For a more detailed explanation, have an additional tutorial on Question Sets in H5P.


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