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Using the H5P Summary Tool

This guide uses an H5P object. For getting started on placing H5P into a space, please see Inserting H5P in VU Collaborate.

The H5P Summary tool, offers a multiple choice question option that allows academics to build their own summary of a topic in an interactive way. After reading a text or watching a video, the student is presented with a sequence of statements related to the topic. The tool allows academics to interactively build a summary of a certain topic. Summaries strengthen students ability to remember by encouraging them to build interactive summaries as they learn.

For each group of statements, there is one correct statement and at least one wrong statement. Every time the learner selects a correct statement, this statement is added to a sequence of correct statements about the topic in a chronological order.

Below are the steps to use the H5P summary tool:

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: Create a New Summary Object

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


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


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3. In the H5P tool, click Add Content.


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4. Search for Mark the Words from the Create Content Type list, set your Content Type to Summary by clicking on the name.


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5. By clicking Details next to the object type, a summary of the tool and an option for a Content demo will appear, click the Content Demo button to view.


6. If satisfied with your tool selection, click Use. If you do not require this step, click Use from the content type menu.


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Step Two: Add Your Summary Statements

The Summary tool shows students a set of statements to choose from, and makes up a final paragraph from a series of correct statements. Each set of statements makes up a new question. The first statement you enter into the list is always the correct answer. At the end of answering all of the sets, the student should be able to see their answer making up a whole phrase or paragraph of related information.

1. Add a Title, that will be easy to remember and find.


2. Enter an Introduction text, instructing students what to do in the activity. This is for the whole task, not just a particular set. Editing the introduction is optional. H5P automatically generates the text "Choose the correct statement" in this field.


3. Add your first statement. The first in a set of statements is always the correct answer (H5P will shuffle the statements before they are shown to the student). This should be a complete sentence.


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4. H5P automatically generates two statement fields. If you want to add more possible answers, click Add Statement to keep adding more fields. Click ADD STATEMENTS to add new set of statements.


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5. Click Tip to open up the tip area, here you can enter a few lines to help students answer the question if you want to.


6. Enter some Tip text. For example, you could use this area to direct students to a particular reading.


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This will not display unless students click on it while viewing the question (picture below shows what a student will see when they click on the Tip).


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7. The set of statements created will display as a single question. To create another set, click ADD STATEMENTS and repeat steps 4-6 to create another set. The more sets you create, the more complete your final summary will be. Keep adding sets until you are ready to move on to the next step and test your interactive summary.


8. Fill in the feedback message for the student to receive when completed the summary or Add range, to enter an additional percentage range and feedback messages.


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9. Text overrides and translations are used to change the text of buttons on the object. We recommend leaving these at their default setting unless there is something specific you would like on these buttons.


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Step Three: Preview and Publish Summary 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. 

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


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2. This will open up a preview of the activity, where you can test it before publishing it to your space. 


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3. Try your summary tool. Each time a right statement is selected, it forms a list at the top of the tool that summarises all correct statements.


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4.  It is also a good idea to try clicking on a statement you know to be incorrect as well before publishing, as a way of testing out the tool. You will notice that the tool records the number of wrong answers but students will only be able to proceed when they select the correct statement.


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5. When students proceed with the rest of the statements, the summary tool displays all correct statements along with the score achieved by the student.


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6. If you need to start again or check something else, click Refresh Preview to reset all of the elements.


7. Once you've finished checking all of your elements work correctly, click Insert to add this activity to the document (or other embeddable area) you are working on.




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