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:
Credits: Branching Scenario is sponsored by Victoria University, the full-screen editing it sponsored by Mozilla. It is developed by Joubel
Virtual Tour (360)
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.
Credits: Virtual Tour is sponsored by NDLA - the Norwegian Digital Learning Arena, and developed by Joubel
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
Shapes for Course Presentation
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:
Credits: Sponsored by Innovation Norway and the H5P.com customers, developed by Joubel
Memory game with sound
A new version of Memory Game is out allowing learners to learn new words or sounds belonging to the pictures on the cards
Credits: Sponsored by Skoletube and developed by Joubel
Audio recorder in the authoring tool
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:
Credits: Sponsored by Skoletube and developed by Joubel
Repetition mode in Dialog cards
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.
Credits: Sponsored by carriere & more and developed by Joubel
Image Sequencing improvements
- 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.
What to do next?
- 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
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:43
I've just seen there is a basque translation, how can we get, use it? If needed help to finish it, I'm open to help
Thanks for this great tool!!
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 06:35
Hi jgarate,Once you update
Once you update the plugin and change the language of your plugin to Basque H5Ps language will also change. To help in translating contents you can head over to this page for details.
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:53
so I need to update the
so I need to update the plugin? so if it's updated I cannot change the language? I've tried the settings and there's nothing about the language...can I update it at anytime? how?
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 05:22
Hi jgarate,The language of
The language of the contents are based on the language of the framework you are using (if the translation is available). So changing the language in say Wordpress to Euskara will also change it in H5P. If it is a new translation file such as Basque you need to update the the H5P plugin to the get the files.
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:42
thanks for your answer, now
thanks for your answer, now my question is, how can I update H5P if it's already installed, do I have to wait for a new release, or can I update it at any moment? I've tried, but I don't see how....can I uninstall it, or desactivate it without loosing all the contenu already created, and reinstall, reactivate it? or I need to wait for the new release?
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 03:17
Hi jgarate,You can update the
You can update the H5P through the plugins menu of the framework that you are using. Please also note that you need to update the library of the contents which can be done through the H5P HUB.
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:55
Huge release indeed !
This is indeed a huge release with many great features and nice improvements ! I've created lately about 80 H5P contents and my students really enjoy them. Keep up the good job, guys ! :)
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 07:26
Hi Realia,Thank you for the
Thank you for the kind words and we are happy that you and your students are happy using H5P.
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 17:11
Shapes and branching scenario are great additions
The shapes are a good addition to the presentation tool but to use them for buttons, like in the example above, you really need to be able to select the button as one group of items. To move one of the more complex buttons in the example you need to individually move multiple items and then try and place them in the correct position somewhere else. This is virtually impossible, laborious and frustrating particularly as there is no undo functionality. Undo and redo options would also be very useful. Are these planed at all?
The branching scenario is also a great addition. I think with it would be good to have some additional global navigation options available when creating content. For example, a back button and a home button that allows you to return to certain slides. Currently, you are locked into a route with no option to go back or change your choice.
These are just suggestions and I really like what you are doing with H5P. Keep up the good work!
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 02:08
Hi rclay100,These are awesome
These are awesome suggestions. Would you mind posting this as a feature request? In order for your feature request to attract as much interest as possible make sure it follows the below guidelines:
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)”
If the feature can be illustrated with images or videos it always helps
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.
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 01:06
Hi guys, great work on the 360 tour. My new 360° cam and your virtual tour software are already best friends.
However, sometimes the background picture won't load. Only the interaction icons are shown on a white screen (buttons still work) or on a black if you go full screen. This is not consistent, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't and is everything OK.
I use the latest moodle installation and the latest H5P to create learning content. Maybe you can point me out how to fix this.
Kind regards Dagwin
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:54
Hi Dagwin,I'm glad you are
I'm glad you are having fun with the new content type.
For your question the best way to try isolating the issue is checking for errors in the browser logs when you see the problem.