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H5P Interactives

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Using the H5P Audio Tool

The Audio Tool can be used to capture and present content as an alternative to text and images.

For example, you can use the audio tool to create weekly updates, share interviews, record and share feedback with your students, reinforce content about a lesson and present discussions that can be followed-up after class.

Using this interactive: A bug has been identified with this interactive object that does not impact the student however, does involve some extra steps. Once created, when clicking on the 'Embed' button, the text does not appear visible, however, it is still highlighted and so can be copied. Once the embed code is pasted into VU Collaborate, change the dimensions to 'width= "600" height="300" to ensure students can see any copyright information. If no copyright is required, this issue does not need fixing.

For instructions on how to locate and insert H5P Learning Objects, please see Inserting H5P in VUCollaborate.


Using the H5P Audio Tool

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. Click the Insert Stuff menu, then click to open the H5P Learning Object. 

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3. Click Add Content and Select Audio from the Content-type dropdown menu. 

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If you click on the name of the object type, 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 Use from the content type menu.     

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4. Add a Title for your Audio.

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5. Click the + button to add your audio resource. 


To display a more user-friendly audio player, set the Player mode drop-down selector to Full. You can leave other settings in this section as default or adjust them to suit your content. 

6. Either select a prepared MP3 file on your computer OR add the link to an online MP3 file e.g.


7. Click the Insert button to add the file.


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

3 - Publish: This option allows you to make the H5P Unpublished (content cannot 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. 

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

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9. After adjusting your H5P object, you can click Save and Insert or Save.

This will return you to the H5P object list. From here, you can Edit, Clone, Delete or Insert your object. 

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10. Click Insert to see a preview of your audio file. 



Further Support

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


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