Help Mr. Moodle Come Back To Life! What Can’t H5P And Moodle Do Together?

Mr. Moodle is back! Or rather, he never left. The problem is that life begins to fade away from our sage when questions cease to pour. Do not let this vanishing happen! Challenge him into existence with deep, boring, or difficult questions.

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Fortunately, this week a good one came through an almost biblical source:

«I have a quick question if you don’t mind. I’ve been trialing some H5P content through and just recently added the H5P plugin to my Moodle. There seems to be ongoing discussion about the functionality to embed H5P content from within Moodle, instead of only being able to add it as a separate resource. I know that embedding works well using the embed code from but can’t seem to find an answer to embedding from within Moodle. Do you know if this functionality has been enabled by H5P developers?

— Ruth »

It might have taken a few days (or weeks) for the question to reach Mr. Moodle in his isolation, but we finally received his answer:

My fellow Moodler,

H5P and Moodle share a very special bond. In fact, they share two. There are two approaches to create H5P that you can include in the context of a Moodle course. The one that fits you best depends on the step you are on your path.

The ‘Sampler’: With this method you can embed H5P on a Moodle page, or just about anywhere where a rich text editor with HTML support is available. All you need is a H5P content type ready. Just click the “embed” option on the bottom bar of the item, make any adjustments on the pop-up window as needed, and copy the “iframe” code. It is a practical way to try H5P before taking on a broader setup or to add interactive content in Moodle but outside the scope of a course activity, which considering the wealth of choices (from slides and galleries to mini-games or full-blown applications) could be worth trying on a home page or footer.

The ‘Strategist’: By installing the H5P plugin (must be done by an admin) it becomes much easier to create or deploy existing HP5 content types into Moodle courses and view them within a comprehensive learning strategy. A snappy interface lets you find dozens of templates for every interactivity need, which teachers can then set as favorites for recurring use. Users can also upload H5P content that they’ve downloaded before, even that built by themselves. A final plus is the increasing compatibility of H5P’s content types with the Moodle Gradebook which lets teachers plug performance from interaction to grades.

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