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About H5P

H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package. It enables educators to create content such as interactive videos, quizzes and presentations. H5P content can be created in the Content bank or on the h5p.com site, or with the LUMI app for desktop, and added to your course as an H5P activity (new in 3.9 onwards) or embedded into any other activity or resource.

H5P does not yet feature the option for collaborative or competitive exercises.

Important notice (warning)

Due to how H5P behaves in Moodle, most content types allow for unlimited attempts by students. You should not use H5P for major assignments such as exams.

Important information for H5P users in languages other than English

Currently (april 2021) the names and descriptions of the H5P modules when using the Moodle Content bank are in English language only, but when using LUMI, these names and descriptions may be translated to other languages (Spanish example below):

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Creating and editing H5P content in the Content bank

To create and edit H5P content,

  1. Go to the Content bank, accessible when in a course from the Navigation drawer (Boost theme) or from Site pages in the Navigation block (Classic theme).
  2. Click the Add button and select a content type.

For more information, see Content bank.

Creating and editing H5P content elsewhere

You can go to the h5p.com site, or you can install the LUMI app for desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux versions available),

Make sure you download the newly created H5P file that you will later upload to your Moodle course. You must be aware that some parameters limit the file upload size for H5P objects in your server. Course file size limit is one of them.

Adding an H5P activity to a course

See H5P activity for how to create an H5P activity in a course.

Embedding H5P into other activities

H5P button in the Atto editor

You can embed H5P content into other activities and resources such as a Lesson or a Book, by clicking the H5P button in the Atto editor.

To embed H5P from the Content bank:

  1. Click the H5P button in Atto then click 'Browse repositories'.
  2. Browse the Content bank repository and select an H5P file.
  3. Choose to either make a copy of the file or create a shortcut.
  4. Click the button 'Select this file'.
  5. Click 'Insert H5P'.
Creating a shortcut to the file

Note: If you create a shortcut to the file, you can edit it in the Content bank and any activities with a link to the file will be updated.

Admin settings

For H5P content to display in other activities, the Display H5P filter must be enabled and the URL e.g. h5p.com should be listed as an allowed source in Site admin / Plugins / Filters / Display H5P.

Manage H5P content types

For teachers to upload and display H5P files in their courses, H5P content types and libraries must be available on the site. A scheduled task Download available H5P content types from h5p.org does this automatically (but check if it is enabled and has already run after first upgrading your site).

If it is not possible to use this scheduled task, then the Site administration page 'Manage H5P content types' allows you to upload necessary files.

(If the scheduled task is not run and files are not uploaded, teachers will receive an error message when attempting to upload H5P content.)


In addition to capabilities relating to the H5P activity and the Content bank there are further H5P capabilities as follows:

See also