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Using H5P Dialogue Card Tool

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

Dialogue Cards are used to help students memorise content through spaced repetition. This example contains five cards with text and students are required to turn the card around to learn the correct answer.

This type of exercise can be used to help students memorise difficult concepts, body parts, foreign-language words, technical names, etc.

Students are allowed to try the exercise as many times as required until they have mastered the content. 

For more information, see H5P's own tutorial on using this interactive.

Below are steps to use H5P Dialogue Card Tool


Step One: Creating the Object

1. 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

2. Click the Insert Stuff button.

insert stuff

3. Click H5P Learning Object.

Screenshot showing the insert stuff h5p option from the dropdown menu

 4. In the H5P tool, click Add Content.

Screenshot of the add content button


5. From the Content Type drop-down menu, select Dialog Cards.


dialog cards

Note: If you click on Details, a summary of the tool and an option for a demonstration will appear. If satisfied with your tool selection, click Use.

 Preview of object with demo button and use button highlighted


5. Add a title in the Title field and select mode of presenting dialogue cards. Optionally, you can also add a heading or task description.


learning english titke


Step Two: Customising the Cards

1. In the Text field, write the hint for the first part of the dialogue.


2. In the Answer field, write the correct answer.


text and ans


3. If you would like to add an image, click the plus icon.  Adding images is optional.




4. From the popup window, select a picture and click Open.




5. If you would like to add audio files, click the plus icon below the Audio Files.


apple audioo


5. You can click Tip to enter help with the answer to either part of the dialogue. This tip will appear on the card as a speech bubble. When the student hovers over it, the tip will appear.


tip apple


6. Scroll back up to the Dialogs menu and click Add Dialog to continue adding content. You can add as many or as few as you wish.


add dialogue apple


Step Three: Card Settings

1. The behavioral settings allow you to adjust certain elements of your dialogue cards.

Enable Retry will allow students to continue answering until their answer is correct.


Disable backward navigation will ensure that students can only move forward with the Dialog Cards.


Scale the text to fit inside the card will determine whether the text fits tot he card or the card fits to the text.


Randomize cards will randomize the order the cards are shown to each user. 


behavorial settings apple


2. Under Text overrides and translations, click the dropdown menu to edit setting or translate texts. It also contains options for the text that will appear on buttons. To edit the text, click the dropdown menu of Dialog Cards. It is recommended to leave the default settings unless there are specific button names you would like to change.


text overrides and translations


Step Four: Previewing and Inserting your Object

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 - 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 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. 

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 - 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 gradebook. It is recommended to leave this setting as it is, and NOT send the results to the gradebook. 


title new h5p


1. Click Save and Insert. A preview of the H5P object will appear.  


 Save and insert


preview dialog



2. The H5P object is now ready to add to your space. Click Insert to add the interactive video to the document.





3. Alternatively, you can click Save.


h5p save


4. Then click Insert.


h5p insert


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