Interactive Learning Objects

Looking to add some interactivity to your course site? (Teaching with H5P)

Embedding interactive digital learning objects in course sites is one way to help engage students and deepen learning. The Office of Open Learning can help build custom learning objects and offer training on free tools you can use yourself.  

While there are a number of these authoring tools out there, H5P (short for HTML 5 package) is a widely used and recommended free tool.  You can create a free account and try it out at

H5P is a great tool for creating interactive presentations, adding interactions to videos (questions, clickable links, notes, etc.), gamifying learning, and much more. Objects created in H5P are able to be embedded directly into websites such as Drupal sites, Wordpress ePortfolios, and even Blackboard course sites.

It might seem intimidating to start building these interactions, but the helpful staff in OOL will be glad to get you started!  The interface is intuitive and there are a range of tutorials and many shared examples that you can explore and modify. Another great feature of H5P is that they strive to make the content types accessible, and are upfront about the accessibility of different content types (check out the list at this link).

Even the drag and drop interactions are tab accessible!

Below are just a few examples of what H5P can do (there are currently 39 H5P content types). You can create your own free account at to start working with the tool. A helpful user guide is available here.

Interactive video:

Interactive presentation:

Memory game:

Audio recorder:

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more, or would like help in developing interactive learning objects.