Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P

Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P

If you are looking to enhance the content of your Brightspace units, you might want to look at H5P (HTML5 Package).

So, what is H5P?

H5P is an open-source technology  that can be embedded into Brightspace Units and is designed to work across different platforms, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It is great for student access as we know they use multiple platforms to see the resources we create for them. The platform has ready made content ‘types’ so you can easily add materials and create interactive videos, presentations, quizzes, games. 

Further information about the package and its benefits: 

Formative Assessment Opportunities

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process, and H5P provides a range of formative assessment tools to gauge student understanding in real time. Educators can create interactive quizzes, polls, and reflective exercises that offer immediate feedback to students. This interactivity stimulates self-motivated learning, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and deeper engagement with the course material, allowing students to identify areas for improvement and strengthen their grasp of the subject matter.

Key Features and Benefits

User-Friendly Interface: One of the main features of H5P is its user-friendly interface. With a simple drag-and-drop functionality, staff can easily add interactive elements to their materials. Whether it’s embedding multimedia, creating interactive questions, or designing branching scenarios, H5P streamlines the entire process.

Wide Range of Content Types: H5P offers a diverse selection of content types to suit various educational and creative needs. From interactive videos with embedded questions to interactive timelines and presentations, staff have the freedom to choose the best format to engage their students effectively. Its gamification features help to promote a fun and effective learning environment and encourages students to become active participants in the learning process rather than passive recipients of information.


Here are just three examples of what can be achieved, click on the images to experience.


With H5P, staff have the opportunity to rethink how they create and deliver content, fostering deeper engagement, to encourage active learning and enhance student engagement. With H5P’s interactive and gamified elements, students are more motivated to participate and learn, resulting in improved academic performance and a deeper understanding of course material.

So, maybe it’s time to explore the potential of H5P and unleash your creativity like never before.

For further information and a demonstration of H5P, contact your Faculty Learning Technologist.

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