Blended Learning Help Site Banner

H5P Interactives

Creat fun and simple online interactive learning activities

Creating a Virtual Tour 360 in H5P

This guide is to creating 360 (equirectangular) and normal images that can be enriched with interactivities such as explanations, videos, sounds, and interactive questions. The images create scenes that also may be linked together to give the user an impression of moving between environments or between different viewpoints within the same environment.



Step one: Create a new 360 image

1. In the VU Collaborate Learning Space, choose the module you want the H5P 360 image to be in.
Click New, then select New Document from the drop-down menu.

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

2. Click the Insert Stuff icon and then, select the H5P Learning Object.

insert stuff

Screenshot showing the insert stuff h5p option from the dropdown menu

3. Click on Add Content.

Screenshot of the add content button

4. From the Content-Type dropdown menu, select Virtual Tour (360) and click on Details for more information on the selected H5P.



By clicking on Details, a summary of the tool and an option for a demonstration will appear. If satisfied with your tool selection, click Use.
If you do not require this step, click on the title of the H5P content you wish to use.



Step two:  Add a new image 

 1. Enter Title in the title field. Click the Example or Tutorial tab to see some examples of this type of object or to view an online guide at


2. Click on the New Scene Button and upload your image. 


3. In the new window that is going to appear, select the Scene Type between a 360 image or a Static Image. 

4. Write a Scene Title to identify your scene. 

5. And click the +Add button to upload your picture. 


6. Write a Scene description of the activity. This helps students understand what they need to do, it needs to be a direct instruction.


7. In the Button Style section, we recommend you to leave the option New Scene Arrow.


 8. Then click Done & Save

 Step Three: Add an audio track

1. Click on the blank square with the plus to add an Audio Track. 


2. In the new window, you will see three different options to upload audio. 

  2.1 File upload: Useful if you want to upload an audio file from your computer. 

  2.2 Link/URL: Useful if you want to add audio through a link or URL from a website.

  2.3 Audio Recorder: Useful if you want to record an audio guide for your picture. 

3.  To edit the copyright license of the audio click Edit Copyright.


Note: Add a global audio track to be available for all of the scenes by default. 

Step Four: Display options

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.

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 the VU Collaborate grade book. It is recommended to leave this setting as it is, and NOT send the results to the grade book. 


7. Click Save & Insert




Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site at for up to date information and resources on blended learning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service for further technical support.




Admin Only