H5P + LMS Program

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Updates & Resources

Status Updates

3/13/24: Time has flown by and we are closing in on the end of the current 2023-2024 H5P + Laulima cohort! Review the newest updates below, with more to come!

  • 2024-2025 H5P + LMS cohort applications are now open for new participants! Review the information below and spread the news to your fellow UH colleages. Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 21, 2024.
  • 2024-2025 H5P I Mua applications for returning cohort participants (alumni) will be announced soon in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Quicklinks & Resources

About the H5P + LMS Program

What is H5P + LMS (formerly 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. With the upcoming LMS transition taking place, the program has been renamed to H5P + LMS because H5P technically can be integrated into multiple Learning Management Systems (LMSes), such as Canvas, Brightspace by D2L, Blackboard Learn, etc.

Faculty/Staff across the UH system are invited to apply to the H5P + LMS 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  users, visit the UH H5P Interactives Library page.

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2024-2025 H5P + LMS Recruitment flyer
For more info on joining the program, review the informational flyer (PDF).

Want to submit your own H5P interactive(s) for public viewing and sharing? Submit your created activities using the H5P Interactives Library (UH Community) Submission Form.

Quiz (Question Set) Example

Activity: MCEE – Check Your Knowledge
This question set is used to help future educators better understand and apply the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE).

Uses: N/A

Source: Ronnie Tiffany-Kinder, Institute for Teacher Education (ITE), UH Mānoa

Interactive Video Example

Activity: Human Development and Family Studies – Waimanalo Family Resource Center
This interactive video takes viewers on a virtual tour of a family resource center. As the video progresses, the students will learn about the different departments and services the FRC provides to community families through questions and statements.

Uses: N/A

Source: Rheta Kuwahawa, Family and Consumer Sciences, UH Mānoa

Multiple Choice Example

Activity: What is FSMA Produce Safety Rule?
Knowledge check for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Uses: This activity is one example of a set of questions created for a 8-week course on produce safety.

Source: Daniela Elliott, Math and Sciences (MS), Leeward Community College

Crossword Example

Activity: Foundations for Chemistry
Complete the crossword activity by reading the clues and writing the appropriate terms related to the fundamentals of chemistry.

Uses: N/A

Source: Lissandra Baldan Jenkins, Math and Natural Science (MS), Hawaiʻi Community College

2024-2025 H5P + LMS Program Timeline and Expectations

Detailed timeline with required program milestones will be available coming soon!

The interactive timeline above was created using H5P.  This alternative PDF version has also been created for those who prefer a document overview.

Program Criteria

Note: This cohort program is for new participants only. Cohort participants who do not actively use their H5P license may lose access.

  1. Participate in the required H5P + LMS Orientation.
  2. Explore and create multiple H5P interactives for your UH enterprise LMS course(s).
  3. Share and network with cohort members and other faculty who may be interested in using H5P.
  4. Share a variety of H5P interactives to be considered for the UH Interactives Library and/or highlighted on the UHOIC website.
  5. Evaluate H5P interactives by encouraging my students to complete the H5P + LMS Evaluation Form (for Students) and by sharing my experiences via the H5P + LMS Evaluation Form (for Faculty/Staff Users).
  6. Stay active in using the UH H5P license.

H5P + LMS (formerly H5P + Laulima) Program Feedback

Video Testimonials

Evaluation 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.

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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.

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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!

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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.

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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!

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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.

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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.

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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. 😀

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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!

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

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.

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Pilot Participant 2021-2022 Pilot Cohort

2022-2023 H5P + Laulima Cohort applications now closed.

Please fill out the Interest Form (also linked to the button below) to be notified when new information about future cohorts is released.

H5P + Laulima Program Interest Form

2024-2025 H5P + LMS Cohort applications now closed.

Please fill out the Interest Form (also linked to the button below) to be notified when new information about future cohorts is released.

H5P + LMS Program Interest Form

UH H5P Site Licenses

A paid annual site license option (via departmental funds) is also available for faculty/staff without participating in the H5P + Laulima program. Visit the UH H5P Site License page to learn more.

UH H5P Site License Page

2024-2025 H5P + LMS Program Cohort Applications Now Open!

Please fill out the application (also linked to the button below) to join the newest cohort! Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 21, 2024. Applicants will be notified by early-May.

2024-2025 H5P + LMS Program Application

UH H5P Site Licenses

A paid annual site license option (via departmental funds) is also available for faculty/staff without participating in the H5P + LMS program.

Visit the UH H5P Site License page to learn more.

UH H5P Site License Page

Looking for previous H5P + LMS (formerly H5P + Laulima) Cohorts or other programs?

View the information and resources from previous cohorts, which are also located under Programs > Archived Programs from the main menu bar.

Or, view a high level summary of personalized UH H5P offerings for faculty/staff, which are also located under Programs from the main menu bar.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These FAQs (Google Doc) were created for all UH H5P Programs and Pathways, including this H5P + LMS program. Please note that this is a working document and the content continues to be revised based upon the most recent updates.

2024-2025 H5P + LMS Cohort Participant

Applications are underway for the 2024-2025 cohort. Accepted participants will be announced in mid-May 2024.

The following faculty and staff from across the UH system have volunteered to participate as part of the 2024-2025 H5P + LMS cohort.

H5P + LMS Support

Mahalo nui to the instructional designers and ITS staff across the UH system who have collaborated to advocate for and support this program. If you are a cohort participant needing support, please contact the UH H5P  Community (Google Groups). For general program questions, please email uhoic@hawaii.edu.