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2024 H5P Symposium

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 2:45 pm


Decorative image - a styled image that contains the words UBC CTLT H5P Symposium and shows an illustration of a women sitting before a computer and bookActive learning techniques are now seen as the gold standard in many classrooms (Freeman et al., 2014; Shi et al., 2019; Tutal & Yazar, 2022). To make room for interactive classrooms, many instructors have moved their content online. The shift to online education has been sharply accelerated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic (Pokhrel et al., 2021). Of concern is that online materials often mimic the passive learning that instructors hope to avoid in the first place. For instance, the use of video lectures in lieu of classroom lectures has significantly increased and instructors and students believe that the use of online instructional videos increase educational achievements, the literature shows that traditional videos lead to worse performance than consuming the same information through text (Furnham, Gunter, & Green, 1990). The challenge, then, is to figure out how to embed interactivity and opportunities for formative assessment back into these passive environments.

At this symposium, we aim to showcase a free open-source html tool, H5P, that can be used to embed interactivity back into passive learning materials with a focus on creating interactive videos. During this demonstrate how to make interactive videos that offer opportunities for formative assessment. We will not only discuss how to create these videos, but also explore evidence-based best practices for (a) creating good formative assessment questions, (b) providing timely feedback, and (c) how (and when) to create branching interactive videos that respond and adapt to student feedback.

These interactive elements can be authored using UBC’s H5P authoring tool (or an independently installed instance of H5P), then embedded within a learning management system (e.g. Canvas) or any website (e.g. WordPress).

In this multi-day H5P symposium, we will introduce you to H5P, demonstrate its strengths and limitations, and highlight successful examples of implementation and course integration for various content types (e.g. multiple choice question sets, auto-graded essays, drag and drop, and interactive videos). We will also offer studio time with the support of experienced content creators to introduce you to the authoring platform and help you brainstorm how it could be used in your context.

Tentative Program

Wednesday, February 21
  • 9:00 am – 9:50 am: Keynote: How Interactive Videos Support Learning
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Interactive Videos in Practice
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Community Chat: Ask a Technology Developer (Lunch Break)
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Writing and Creating Formative and Inclusive Questions in H5P
Thursday, February 22
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: H5P in the Age of AI
  • 10:00 am – 10:50 am: What Makes Feedback Effective?
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Creating Effective Feedback in H5P
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Community Chat: Ask an Educational Developer (Lunch Break)
  • 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Closing Plenary: How H5P Is Being Used at UBC
In-Person H5P Studios

In these hands-on studio sessions, bring an assignment, practice problems, or course content and get expert support and help as you work on your H5P projects. These are in-person studios and separate registration is required.

Please note: The program is still being developed and more information will be available soon.

Visit the 2024 H5P Symposium Website for more info.

Venue:   Online