Canvas Resource CenterADD-ONS FOR CANVASH5P in Canvas Creating H5P InteractionsHow do I create an H5P in my course using External Tool?

How do I create an H5P in my course using External Tool?

You will learn how to create an H5P interaction using the External Tool option in your course in Canvas.

1. Log in to Canvas and navigate to your Sandbox from the Dashboard.

course main page
Modules link selected

3. Click Add Module or click on Create a new Module.

Add Module button

4. Type a title for the new Module.

Type any name that helps you organize your instructional content.

Module name field selected

5. Click on Add Module.

Add Module button

6. Click on the + icon to add content.

+ icon selected

7. Select External Tool.

There are several ways to add an H5P interaction to your course. This method shown here is simply one way to add an H5P interaction to a course which will not report to the gradebook. To learn how to create an H5P interaction that reports to the gradebook, take a look at the guide on how to add an H5P interaction which reports to the gradebook.

External Tool selected

8. Select H5P.

Select "H5P" as External Tool

9. Click on the Add Content button.

Tip: once you have created some interactions in H5P, you will see a list of them below and can even search for a desired interaction to add to any of your courses in Canvas.

Add Content button in H5P Window

10. Type "true" in the search field or scroll down the page to True/False Question.

For this guide, we are simply going to create a quick True/False Question interaction, but you can select to create any type that you want.

search field selected

11. Click on True/False Question.

Selecting an H5P True/False Question type

12. Type a title for the interaction.

For example, if the interaction is learning about Napoleon, then type a title relevant to that.

Title field selected

13. Type a statement.

Question field selected

14. Select either True or False as the correct answer.

True radio button selected

15. Click on Save and Insert.

Save and Insert button

16. Click on Add Item.

Add Item button

If this is your first time using H5P, you have now activated your personal H5P account for Cal State Fullerton. H5P will now be synchronized with Canvas across your Cal State Fullerton Canvas courses and domain. If you encounter any difficulties, contact OET@fullerton.edu.

17. When you click on the H5P interaction you just created, you always have the choice to edit it.

Edit button selected

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Article Summary

You have now learned how to create or add an H5P interaction to your course using the External Tool option in Canvas.