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H5P Symposium

February 22 - February 23

When students complete practice questions requiring them to actively recall information from memory (i.e., retrieval practice), they significantly outperform their peers who spend the same amount of time re-reading the same information.1,2 Several traditional publishers have developed online homework systems to offer students retrieval practice; however, these systems are only available behind a paywall and do not allow easy customization, open content sharing, or student authoring. At this symposium, we aim to showcase a free open-source html tool, H5P, that can be used to create flexible, interactive practice questions as well as opportunities for interactive content delivery. These interactive elements can be authored using UBC’s upcoming 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). Unlike traditional online homework systems, H5P also offers opportunities for students to participate in content creation.

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.

Note to Non-UBC Participants:
In order to register for this event, non-UBC faculty, staff, and students will need to create a UBC Basic CWL. To do this, please go to the CWL page and scroll down to the accordion tab that reads “Basic”. Follow the instructions there for creating and activating a Basic CWL, then please return to this page to register for the program. The H5P Symposium is free and open for any interested participants.