The H5P developer community has chosen Moodle, along with WordPress and Drupal, as their gateways for wider adoption.
The applications of H5P are as varied as Flash once could offer. They go beyond the interactive video with annotations, varied quiz types and bookmarks of the demo here embedded. Timelines, “mark the words” activities, Prezi-like 3-D presentations and time-trial arithmetic quizzes are just the tip of the iceberg. See the full list of examples here, full-screen recommended. You will find that most of them involve learning activities.
If these examples inspire you, jump right into H5P content through their handy Interactive Creator. It requires free sign up. Choose one from the 20+ content types and follow the steps. More specific tutorials for authors are available here. Don’t forget to create an H5P file before enabling the Moodle plugin!
H5P is also the extension of the files you create, which you can download. H5P files are packages, like ZIP or RAR, but with a JSON “package definition” file that gives it the structure.
H5P for Moodle is still in beta. The latest release candidate of the plugin came out in July and fixes some issues involving SQL and xAPI communication.
When your H5P content is ready, follow this guide to embed and enable interaction with other Moodle activities, like grading.
Advanced documentation for developers is available here. A forum, very much like our Moodle.org, is available here if you want to get more involved.
What would you like to do with H5P in your Moodle? Tell us in the comments below!