H5P Interactives

Creat fun and simple online interactive learning activities

Creating an H5P with Smart Import

Provide H5Ps Smart Import with content from a file, web page or text and it will create one or more H5P content types of your choosing. H5Ps AI engine will analyse and enhance the provided content. Identify key concepts, and then create information and interactives to test users knowledge.

This guide will walk you through the steps to create H5Ps with Smart Import.

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Access the H5P Dashboard

To access H5P either from VU Collaborate space or the H5P dashboard, see Introduction to H5P

  • Access the H5P dashboard and navigate to your required folder.


Create a Smart Import

  • Select Smart Import.
    smart import

Step 1 - Upload Content

Content types that can be uploaded, are text, audio, or video, sourced from a file, webpage or directly entered text. In this step you can load multiple sources, to create multiple H5P creations. However, each H5P will only be generated from one source.

Provide your content from one of the following options:

  • A file: Select Choose a file to locate and select a file. Then select Upload.
  • Web page: enter a URL, then select Import.
  • Paste text: select Paste Text, enter a Title and Text. When complete select Submit.

upload import or paste text

Content types that can be processed:

  • Audio: MP3, WAS, OPUS, OGG, OGA, M4A, SoundCloud
  • Video: M4V, MP4, OGV, AVI, WebM, Wistia, YouTube
  • Document: PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT


Step 2 - Review Text

Wait for you content to be processed. When complete, your source content will be listed under imports, ready to be reviewed.

  • Select Review Text (1) next to your source name.
  • Review (2) to add, modify or delete unwanted text.
  • When complete select Continue (3).

review text

Step 3 - Review Concepts

Wait for the content to be analysed and concepts determined. These concepts will be used to present information and create interactives to test users' knowledge.

  • Select Review Concepts (1).
  • Review the key concepts and Unselect (2) less relevant points.
  • When complete select Continue (3).

review concepts

Step 4 - Select Content Types

Tick to select the types of H5P to create from your content.

  • Click Select Content Types (1).
  • Tick (2) to select required H5P content types.
  • When complete select Generate Content (3).

select content types

View your Creations!

Wait for your H5Ps to be created. When complete view and if required edit your creations.

  • Select See Content (1).
  • Select the Title (2) to view.
  • Select the Edit icon (3) to edit.

access and view your content

Interactive books

With Interactive books, standard sections of course content, glossary, and inteactions will be created.
See Creating an H5P Interactive Book, to learn how to edit your creation.

view the interactive book 1


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service servicedesk.vu.edu.au for technical support.

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