H5P + Laulima Program
Updates & Resources
9/18/23: Our 2023-2024 H5P + Laulima cohort has officially kicked off this month! Mahalo to all the H5P + Laulima and H5P I Mua program participants who joined us at our H5P + Laulima Orientation sessions on Sep. 7 and 8. The H5P + Laulima Presentation (Google Slides) has been updated with Q&A (slide 57-59) and additional Resources (slide 60-61). The FAQs document will continue to be updated as more questions (and answers) come up during this cohort.
Don’t forget to leverage the Quicklinks and Resources (to the right of this message), along with our UH H5P Community (Google Groups) for assistance, support, and sharing as you begin your exploration of H5P! We look forward to seeing your awesome creations coming soon!
Quicklinks & Resources
- Quicklinks (Google Sheets): Access frequently used documents, technical support resources, and pilot participant list here (cohort access only)
- H5P + Laulima Faculty Guide (Google Doc): Get step-by-step instructions on commonly used “how-to’s”
- H5P + Laulima FAQs (Google Doc): Check this document for new or updated Q&A
About the H5P + Laulima Program
What is H5P + Laulima?
H5P is an authoring tool that lets you create simple interactive content and activities like interactive videos, quizzes, games, presentations, and more. In 2021, University of Hawaiʻi piloted the use of the paid version with a pilot group of faculty across nine campuses to enable the integration of H5P activities into Laulima courses so that student progress can be tracked/graded. Due to the success of the pilot, the H5P + Laulima program has continued to grow and expand with additional offerings.
Faculty/Staff across the UH system are invited to apply to the H5P + Laulima cohort program, which provides participants with a UH H5P license access in exchange for completion of program requirements. Program criteria, timeline, and expectations are shared below.
How can H5P be used in online courses?
There are several types of interactive activities that can be created with H5P such as:
- Drag and Drop, Hotspots
- Branching Scenario, Memory Games, Timelines
- Interactive Video, Course Presentations
- AR (Augment Reality) Scavenger, Virtual Tour (360)
- and many more!
Take a look at some embedded samples below created by UH faculty and staff using H5P (includes both graded and ungraded learning activities/assessments). Or, to access the full repository from our UH H5P + Laulima users, visit the UH H5P Interactives Library page.
Drag and Drop Example
Activity: Earth Science – The World’s Oceans
This drag and drop interactive helps students recall the locations of Earth’s various oceans.
Uses: Students will use this activity to show they know where the different oceans are on Earth.
Source: Michelle Nathan, Natural Sciences, Honolulu Community College
Interactive Video Example
Activity: Nursing – Atrium Oasis: Dry Suction Water Seal Chest Drainage System
This interactive video incorporates knowledge check questions to help prepare nursing students to care for patients with chest tubes.
Source: Ruthie Clearwater and Jackie Thomas, Allied Health – Nursing, UH Maui College
Image Hotspot Example (Early Childhood Education)
Activity: Early Childhood Education – Playground Safety
This is image hotspot interactive provides information on what to look for to ensure a safe playground environment.
Source: Ann Abeshima, Early Childhood Education, Honolulu Community College
Activity: Social Psychology
A brief crossword puzzle for introductory psychology students to use to help review terms from the social psychology chapter.
Source: Coty Gonzales, Psychology, Honolulu Community College
2023-2024 H5P+Laulima Cohort Timeline and Expectations
The interactive Timeline above was created using H5P. This alternative PDF version has also been created for those who prefer a document overview.
Note: This cohort program is for new participants only. Cohort participants who do not actively use their H5P license may lose access.
- Participate in the required H5P + Laulima Orientation.
- Explore and create multiple H5P interactives for your Laulima course(s).
- Share and network with cohort members and other faculty who may be interested in using H5P.
- Share a variety of H5P interactives to be considered for the UH Interactives Library and/or highlighted on the UHOIC website.
- Evaluate H5P interactives by encouraging my students to complete the UH H5P + Laulima: Student Feedback Survey and by sharing my experiences via the UH H5P + Laulima: Faculty/Staff User Survey.
- Stay active in using the H5P + Laulima license.
H5P + Laulima Program Feedback
I was excited to see how [H5P] could make my asynchronous course more engaging for the students. It was wonderful to easily embed the interactives in Laulima Lessons and linked with Laulima Gradebook.
This was such a great addition to my lab. I had already provided videos, images and websites to help students study Anatomy structures. But this was a much more active learning process for them that they found fun, easy to use and helpful in remembering structures. With the interactives, I was quickly able to assess studentʻs learning or participation. Previously, I would do reflection papers or some other type of reflection about learning on a certain topic to assess the students. These interactives saved both the student and me time and gave me data about a focused topic.
H5P activities seamlessly added a level of engagement to my online courses that did not exist before. I really hope that UH will subscribe to H5P for the long-term and that all faculty would have the opportunity to utilize H5P. Thank you for having this pilot!
Before using H5P I had a challenge in helping my physiology student study for anatomical structures since moving online. They no longer were able to go in person to study. So this was a great solution. Having a H5P activity that provided kinesthetic learning in addition to the traditional lecture and reading was much appreciated by students.
Having access to so many interactives made my courses fun for me (and hopefully, my students). I was looking for a way to gamify some aspects of the course to increase engagement and I think I succeeded!
I can place the interactives strategically in Laulima exactly when and where it is most useful. It’s also helpful for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. Students have mentioned they found them engaging and useful.
In the analytics H5P provides, I can see that in many cases students engage in multiple attempts to complete the tasks in the interactives. This is great considering that aspects of language acquisition, like vocabulary, require multiple exposures to words in a wide variety of contexts.
My goal was to help increase student engagement with the video lectures I provide for them. H5P allowed me to explore a variety of methods to accomplish this. 😀
Pack your patience! That’s my advice with anyone new to H5P. There were lots of boxes to check or uncheck, so many options and it was easy to get overwhelmed at first.. However, once you get the hang of it, it is sooooooo cool!
Students did better on quizzes and projects because the H5P interactives allowed students to practice what they learned and provided "scaffolding" type of preparation for assignments.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These FAQs (Google Doc) were created for UH faculty/staff interested in joining the H5P + Laulima Program. Please note that this is a working document and the content continues to be revised based upon the most recent updates.
2023-2024 H5P + Laulima Cohort Participants
Applications are underway for the 2023-2024 cohort. Accepted participants will be announced in mid-May.
The following faculty and staff from across the UH system have volunteered to participate as part of the 2023-2024 H5P + Laulima cohort.