Advantages of a built-in h5p plugin

Hi everyone,

We are considering using either H5P.com for Canvas or Moodle with its built-in H5P plugin.

In your opinion, if we put aside the cost matter, what do you think are the main advantages and disadvantages of having a built-in h5p plugin for an LMS, such as for Moodle, over using h5p.com with LTI?

Thank you very much.

Mao

BV52's picture

Hi Mao,

The only advantage of self-hosting over H5P.com might be that you have more personal control as things are maintained yourself.

The drawbacks would be:

  • You have to facilitate all upgrades, backups, etc. yourself.

  • You won’t get access to upcoming Premium Features.

There are many additional benefits of H5P.com vs. that of self-hosting:

1. LTI integration providing single sign-on and grade book pass-back.
2. 24/5 priority support from the H5P Core Team.
3. High-end infrastructure ensuring very high availability & great performance (automatic scaling & fail-overs on almost every component, upgrades with no downtime, automated uptime monitoring on all components that calls us up automatically if anything goes down, CDN etc.).
4. A dedicated team of H5P experts operating the systems.
5. 99.9% SLA.
6. Backups, upgrades, etc. handled by the H5P Core Team.
7. Detailed drill-down reports providing assessment questions, answers, time completed, and more!
8. Custom content management.
9. Detailed configuration of what content types should be available for your organization.
10. CSS styling via the admin interface.

There are also brand new premium features which are soon to be released exclusively for H5P.com as well. :) 

-BV

Has any information about premium feature been released anywhere ?

BV52's picture

Hi Degrange,

There is a "Multiplayer" content type that is soon to be released. It is already in the final phase of testing.

-BV

Thanks. The multiplayer will only be avaible through h5p.com, it will not be safe hostable ?

BV52's picture

Hi Degrange,

The multiplayer content type will be an H5P.com exclusive content type.

-BV

Thank you -BV. Btw, about the dialog cards on H5P.com, I set the repetition mode, but when I finished the second round and logged out and then came back, it would not proceed to round three but started over again from round 1. Will this happen when it is integrated into Canvas via LTIs?

Thank you.

BV52's picture

Hi Mao,

A resume feature is planned but the H5P.com developement team has not started with it. This feature should let you "resume" where you left off for most content types.

-BV

Thank you for the information, BV.

Mao

BV52's picture

Hi Everyone,

FYI the "Multiplayer" or officially named as Live engagement tools have been released.

-BV

Hi BV52,

My organisation signed up with H5P.com but I'm struggling to see how I can adapt the CSS there. you mention in point 10. CSS styling via the admin interface, how do I access this to add brand colours etc. to the CSS? Any input appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Bryan

BV52's picture

Hi Bryan,

Colors, font, and also the size of the boxes can be customized using Custom CSS features. However, since changing of the CSS can sometimes disrupt layout, these feature is OFF by default. We warn administrators of such potential outcomes before we turn this option ON (upon request).

You can send an email to sa[email protected] to request the enabling of the CSS feature.

-BV