As of January 2020, faculty may add interactive activities to Moodle using the H5P Interactive Content plugin. H5P is a set of open-source tools for creating interactive HTML5 content.
Two types of activities are currently available: Interactive Video and Image Hotspot.
- This can be used to insert quizzes into a video, in order to gauge understanding and/or ensure that students are watching.
- You can also add text annotations, links, and even options to jump to different parts of the video.
- The player has great accessibility features such as captioning support and playback speed adjustment.
- While this activity will pass quiz results back to the Moodle gradebook, due to its experimental nature we don’t recommend using it for high-stakes graded activities.
This activity lets you add pop-up notes to an image, whether to give context to a work of art or point out necessary elements of a scientific chart.
Add an Interactive Activity to your Moodle Site
To get started, go to your Moodle site and Turn Editing On. Then, click the Add an Activity or Resource menu in the section of your choice. Select Interactive Content and click add.
Select either Interactive Video or Image Hotspots in the Editor box. Note that the Multiple Choice and Fill In the Black options are for use within the Interactive Video activity and are not very useful on their own.
You will then build your activity in the box provided. There are many features and options for each activity, do check out the tutorial link offered for detailed instructions, or contact askIT@amherst.edu for help. Click Save and Return to Course when you are finished.
To make further changes to your activity, click the Edit menu next to it and select Edit settings. You will return to the set-up screen.
Let us know how it goes!