Branching Scenario, Virtual Tour and Dictation released
Let’s just jump right in:
Table of contents
- Branching Scenario
- Virtual Tour (360)
- Shapes for Course Presentation
- Memory Game with sound
- Audio recorder in the authoring tool
- Repetition mode in Dialog Cards
- Image Sequencing improvements
- Accessibility improvements
- Translation improvements
- What is next?
Allows authors to create learning experiences that changes based on the learner's choices. May be used for adaptive learning, for allowing the learner to pick their own paths or to create dilemmas where the learners get to experience the consequences of their choices.
The below example is a dilemma based Branching Scenario:
Credits for the content itself: This award winning game is developed with professors from: Ryerson University Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing Centennial College & George Brown College Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing located in Toronto, Canada.
Game Developers: Ryerson University The Chang School Digital Education Strategies
Branching Scenario is released as a beta
Branching Scenario is as stable as other large new content types that have been released lately, but it has not been as thoroughly user tested yet. Any feedback on how Branching Scenario may be improved will be much appreciated.
The Branching Scenario Authoring Tool
The student experience is not the only thing new in Branching Scenario, the authoring tool is ground breaking for H5P as well. Branching Scenario is the first tool that provides full screen editing, preview mode and utilize a left menu that categorize options in a better way:
Using 360 (equirectangular) images authors may create a 3D world and place interactions in it. Let your users experience how their future working environment will look like, and place real world challenges in it, or perhaps let them experience the insides of a ventilation system.
Virtual tour lets you create multiple 3D rooms and link them together, giving the user a sense of moving between different rooms or different viewing points within the same room.
Otacke never stops, this is another content type from our German friend. The name "Dictation" says a lot, but it doesn’t say it all. Dictation is a great tool for the traditional dictation tasks. It has been available since December and we’re also hearing about other use-cases as well. Analyzing heart beats for instance. The below example shows dictation being used in a more classical example:
Credits: Developed and shared with the community by otacke
Until now any shapes needed for Course Presentation have been uploaded as images. Creating shapes from within the tool has been a highly requested feature, and the first version of the shapes tool is now launched supporting shapes like lines, squares and circles with several line, background and color settings.
Screenshots from the authoring tool:
Examples of highlights, buttons and more:
A new version of Memory Game is out allowing learners to learn new words or sounds belonging to the pictures on the cards
Now authors may record sound directly from H5P instead of using a third party tool and uploading the result. This will allow for rapid creation of audio based tools like for instance Dictations and Memory Games with sound. See some screenshots of the new audio widget in action below:
A new feature has been added to Dialog cards: Repetition mode. This feature is inspired by the Leitner system. It allows you to repeat cards multiple times. Those you fail on will be repeated more frequently than those you succeed on. Ideal for memorizing new terms or similar.
- Added xAPI support
- Added audio support
- Added resume functionality
- Keyboard & accessibility improvements
- Layout improvements
- Added “show solution”
Credits: Developed and shared by Learning and Media Lab of ICFOSS
Several improvements to accessibility have been made to many of the content types. Especially targeted at improving the keyboard navigation experience and adding aria-label where there were only title attributes.
Credits: Many of the accessibility problems were uncovered by Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington and Nancy Weiner, Learning Technologies Specialist, University of Washington, Continuum College. The work was sponsored by Innovation Norway and the H5P.com customers and developed by Joubel
- Chinese (zh) by dnowba
- Brazilian portuguese (pt-br) by jnavroski and arthurmolina
- Swedish (sv) by Fagerqvist
- German (de) by sr258
- Basque (eu) by izendegi
- Finnish (fi) by Jarvil
- Russian (ru) by RashaverakGor
- Danish (dk) by sarajc
- Croatian (hr) by jklindzic
- Turkish (tr) by ademozgur87
- Bosnian (bs) by sabahuddin
- Polish (pl) by apienk
Minor bugfixes and improvements
Many small fixes have been made in several content types. See the complete list. The majority of this work was sponsored by the H5P.com customers and Innovation Norway and developed by Joubel.
- Read the February status update
- Read Matthew's blog post "Does Interactive Content improve learning outcome?"
- Check out the H5P Conference 2018 summary
- Join the H5P Beta Testers team
- Contribute to the H5P Community