Adding sound to questions

I saw in one discussion that it is possible to create listening exercises. I don't write code, so I'm hoping there's an easy way to do that. 

I also wish there were an easy way to search for information like this in the forum!

Thanks to all. I am loving what is possible so far.


falcon's picture

You may achieve that by adding the audio and the exercise in Course Presentation for instance. You may make the audio play automatically when a user arrives at a new slide.

(BTW: I currently use Google for searching the H5P forum)

Thank you! I will try both ideas.

@Falcon: the Course Presentation idea worked perfectly. Here's my test:

@hakangur, the Course Presentation wanted them in MP3 for some reason. I made my audio files in QuickTime (on a mac). I will try the "Video" input. 

Another thing I want to do is to be able to describe parts of a video screen so that beginners don't have to be able to read the Russian, as in this test: (MovieTalk methodology for teaching languages comprehensibly). I was going to download the video, add sound to it via QT, reupload it and then add the exercises. But I realized that would be copyright infringement, so I will wait and hope for someone here to make it easier for me to do within H5P.

Thank you all for your help! This is very exciting. I'm hoping to eventually be able to teach Russian to HS kids online, and this makes it seem almost possible.

Guys, any news on the topic? 

We absolutely love h5p and what it can do right now, but could you make it possibe to add mp3 to questions? That would make it perfect.

I mean It can't be much more difficult than adding mp4 (which is already there). 

Please please! 

icc's picture

Are you thinking about Multiple Choice questions or all questions in general? 

No, it shouldn't be too difficult :-)

well, at this moment I mainly use multiple choice questions at my website, so it would be awesome already to have mp3 just for this kind of questions. 

But to get mp3's for "image hotspot" and maybe other stuff like "fiil in the blanks" would be excelent as well. If it was there, I would definitly use it way more often.

thank you very much for what you are doing =)

icc's picture

I agree this should be there for all question where it's suitable.

sooooo... should we wait for it a bit? Or should we rather find the solution ourselves? For example we could try and find some programmers who could change the code a bit to suit our website. The php programmer should be able to do the trick right?

It's just we really need it asap =)


icc's picture

hehe… The feature request list has grown quite long so it might take some time before someone gets around to this. If you could get some developer to do it and then share it(Pull Request on GitHub), that would be the best. What you need is a developer that knows a bit of JavaScript and preferably a bit of H5P as well.

I see, maybe we should vote which feature is a main priority, haha =) I'm sure this one will get quite a bunch of votes =)

We will try to figure something out. Thanks for your feedback!

icc's picture

This is not such a bad idea. I believe such a vote will be coming soon :-)

Update for the issue!

We solved the problem on drupal quite easily. We've just added another field (with mp3) to h5p-question content type. It was that simple actually, haha, no need to be a genius developer to achieve that =)

Hopefully it will help others who want to add sound to their questions and quizes! 

thomasmars's picture

I'm super happy you found the experience enjoyable :)

Let us know if you found any of the documentation lacking or subpar.

I am still having trouble adding MP3 audio to the QUIZ exercises.

Any tips?

thomasmars's picture

Hi, If you give a little context it is easier to help you with your troubles. Do you mean "Question Set" with "Quiz exercises" ?

What have you tried so far ? Did you try the suggestion posted earlier in this post about either using Course Presentation to add sound to your questions or converting sounds files from .mp3 to .mp4 if you need them within questions, as video is supported there by default. Or alternatively if you have some developer resources go the way yalishanda did and add additional semantics to a content type using hooks explained in documentation.

Hi there!

I can see that in the Multiple Choice type of questions (both standalone Multiple Choice and in the Questions Set) the two multimedia options provided are still video and image. So still no option to upload only the audio. The option of using an MP4 is not a good one since we end up with a big black video screen covering half of the screen...

Any chance to see "audio only" as a third multimedia option in the drop down menu?


BV52's picture

Hi Sergio,

I suggest that you post a separate feature request. In order for your feature request to attract as much interest as possible make sure it follows the below guidelines:


  1. It is clear from every perspective how the feature will work. We recommend describing the feature with one or more user stories, for instance “As an author I want it to be possible to pick between different effects for the check answer animation so that the learners will see a variety of effects and also I can adapt the effects to my target audience(I’ll be using pink unicorns which works really well for both my target audience which are 4 year old girls and venture capitalists)”

  2. If the feature can be illustrated with images or videos it always helps

  3. Make it clear what content types this is relevant for, and or if this is a new content type


Make sure you post the feature in the Feature Request forum.



otacke's picture

Hi all!

There already is a pull request to add a function to H5P.Question (some framework library) that will allow to add audio easily: If accepted, it would be just a matter of one line of code to add audio support, too. Don't know if that could be reviewed along all the other user contributions that have been reviewed lately? It's not a huge change.



BV52's picture

Hi Oliver,

Thanks for information and sorry for the delay. Afaik the core team is reviewing or about to review most if not all of the pull requests in the coming weeks so I hope this can be merge as soon as possible.


has this feature merged 

i need it so much or at least how to make it.

BV52's picture

Hi baraa11,

You can check the github link: if it has been merge. You can also check if it has been released.


Hi all,

I'm very happy to know that the work is in progress.

I'm very interested to solve the issue of the black screen that is shown after adding a mp4 file.

I use with quite satisfaction the presentation tool that allows to insert mp3 audio files.

Thank you.


grackle's picture

Looking forward to the inclusion of this element to Quiz (Question Set). :-)