Backend Evaluation Of Answers

May I ask how the Backend Evaluation of Answers is progressing on the Roadmap?  It seems that this would be a very important part of making H5P question types part of an exam quality assessment/quiz, but it seems to have been on the Roadmap without any update on progress for a long time - I see mentions  on other forums about how a solution might be available soon from way back in 2015!

Is it being actively worked on but proving to be challenging, or are you guys unable to start due to a lack of funding or developer resources?  I realise that it is probably a complex problem to solve, but surely it must be putting off a lot of people from adopting H5P?

As a business we are moving much of our content creation over to H5P because it is totally awesome - but... the problem of using client-side evaluation means that we are unable to offer our services clients who are tech-savvy, or to anyone who requires assessment under exam conditions because it is possible that they could cheat.  

So, I guess my question real question is this — Is server-side evaluation of answers something that we can expect in the next 6 months, or does it remain only a long-term goal?

Thanks, and keep up the wonderful work!


tim's picture

Hi, you're right; this is a crucial feature that needs to be added as soon as possible. This can happen within the next 6 months but the H5P Core Team would need specific funding for it.

Hi Tim, thanks for the reply.  What is the best way to discuss this further with you guys?

tim's picture

Please contact us at [email protected]

Hi, are there any news on this feature? I'm asking because I'm working on connecting a custom H5P content type to my own type of backend. I totally understand if Joubel wants to make backend evaluation of answers a paid feature on H5P SaaS, but it would be great if there was some common open standard for exchanging data. Currently I'm brewing my own, so I wanted to ask whether there are other efforts or code repositories I can look at.

BV52's picture

Hi ramon.ziai,

There are no plans yet to release the code for this feature (it's not even finished yet).



First of all, h5p is awesome.  Thanks a lot for your good work.  I am very interested in this feature (Backend Evaluation).  Is there any reference to design discussion or solution for this? How are we planning to solve this? Thank you once again.

BV52's picture

Hi bharatak,

This thread has the answers and a little bit more ;-)