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Inserting an H5P in VU Collaborate

H5P is a tool for creating interactive learning content in VUCollaborate. H5P is Open Source software integrated with VU Collaborate which allows the easy and rapid creation of mobile-friendly interactive elements. These can form an integral part of your course content. You can use H5P Learning Objects to create, share and reuse interactive content to engage students and stimulate their learning within VU Collaborate.

Related guides

To learn how to access and create H5P learning objects in general, see Introduction to H5P.

Watch the video below to see a short demonstration of how to insert an H5P into a space on VU Collaborate. 


Step One - Navigating to the appropriate space

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


Step Two - Accessing H5P Learning Objects

 1. Select the Insert Stuff button in the HTML editor.  You can also add instructions explaining what the H5P is for, or any other information you wish about the subject.

insert stuff

2. Scroll down and select H5P Learning Object.

access h5p from insert stuff


Step Three - Inserting H5P Learning Objects

1. If you are creating a new H5P, select Add Content. 

h5p add content button

2. To search for an existing H5P that you've created or shared with you:

  • (a) Enter the title or keyword of the H5P into the search bar
  • Click on the search icon (b), or click Enter.
  • (c) Tick the H5P you want to use.
  • Select Insert (d)

h5p search embed h5p content

3. Preview the H5P you have selected, select Insert to continue.

h5p insert ELT button

4. Once complete, add a title for your HTML page and select Save and Close.

h5p html save and close button

5. Your H5P will now be available for students to view in the module where you started. 

You can insert multiple H5P objects into one HTML. You can also insert an H5P wherever you see the Insert Stuff Icon


Method Two: Inserting a single H5P via H5P Quicklink

In case you want to quickly insert an H5P Learning Object into VU Collaborate Space, you can now simplify those steps using the H5P Quicklink option.

Note: Only one H5P activity can be inserted per H5P Quicklink.

1. In the Learning Space choose the module you want the H5P to be in, click on Add Activities then H5P Quicklink.

h5p insert via quicklink

2. Follow the steps above to search and select your H5P activity.

3. Once complete, your H5P should appear as an External Learning Tool, which the students can click on the title to access.

h5p quicklink title


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