Interactive Video Answers

Howdy all,

I'm hyping H5P to clients because it's a great open source toolset and I love that it includes interactive video. I have a couple of questions, though about how the interactive video works.

First, we'd like to be able ask participants a question in the video and have them answer. I've figured out that we can embed a short answer question in the video and disable navigation so that participants can't skip it. But then, we hope to perhaps:

A. collect participants' answers and maybe show them to each other. I can imagine writing these answers to a page via a script, but where and how might we collect what people write?

B. remind participants of what they wrote previously when asking them another question. So it would be something like, "Earlier, when we asked you X, you wrote Y. What do you think now?"

Are either of these possible? I've some experience with coding, so if there's a technical suggestion you want to offer, I'd be willing to try it.


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thomasmars's picture

I'm happy you like H5P :)

A) Questionnaire is created for gathering user answers. To be able to collect their answers you must listen for the "xAPI" events that H5P dispatches. This requires some development knowledge. You can read more about it in the H5P and xAPI documentation.

B) There is currently no way to achieve this with any of the content types. There are two approaches you could take to develop it, either try to augment IV to have this functionality through a customization hook. Otherwise you could fork or create a pull request for the feature for IV. It sounds like it could be a great addition to the IV features.

Thanks Thomas! And sorry about the duplicate posts! Okay. So, I'll need to try and code a solution to both of these issues. That's what I thought. I'll take that into consideration as we look at options.