H5P activity

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What is the H5P activity?

The H5P activity enables H5P content created in the Content bank, or on the h5p.com site, or the LUMI app for desktop, to be easily added to a course as an activity.,

Make sure you download the newly created H5P file on the h5p.com site that you will later upload to your Moodle course to be easily added to a course as an activity.

If you are linking to H5P content on another site, such as h5p.com site, then you need to enter it as an allowed source (Administration -> Plugins -> Filters -> Display H5p -> Allowed sources). Nothing needs to be entered if you are adding H5P content to your course from the content bank or by uploading an H5P package.

The H5P activity

Note: You can also embed H5P content into any activity or resource, such as a Lesson or a Book, via the H5P button in the Atto editor, as described in the H5P overview.

How is it set up?

  1. Ensure that you first have an existing H5P activity to upload, or that you have created one in the Content bank.
  2. In a course, with the editing turned on, choose 'H5P' from the activity chooser.
  3. Give it a name and, if needed, a description.
  4. From Package file > File picker, add your H5P file from the Upload a file link or from the Content bank. Note: If you add the content as an alias, any modifications will be displayed here but if you add it as a copy, the modified version will not display. For more information see Working with files
  5. Expand the other sections to select the settings you want, and then click Save and return to course.

How does it work?

Student view

Students click on the H5P icon in the course to access it.


Depending on the H5P activity and teacher's settings, the activity may be gradeable. Students can see their attempts from the View my attempts link top right.


In the attempts report, the success column reports when the student has obtained 100% in the activity. The completion column reports whether the student went through the H5P content to the end. (The attempts report only displays data from the H5P content - there is no connection with the 'Grade to pass' activity setting nor with activity completion settings.)

Teacher view

Teachers can see all attempts by all users from the link above the activity. Note that the figure refers to the number of attempts, not to the number of students who have attempted the activity.



There are 4 capabilities relating to the H5P activity:

More information

  • H5P for more information on H5P in Moodle, including embedding H5P content.
  • H5P FAQ
  • H5P migration tool for migrating content from the mod_hvp plugin to the H5P activity
  • H5P essay an auto-grading H5P essay question type