We’ve Opened a Repository

So far on this site we have tried our best to explain what H5P content is and how to use it. The difficult part can be imagining, or visualizing, what it can be used for. Sometimes the best way at stimulating imaginations is to provide copious amounts of examples. In an effort to do just that, we’ve have built an H5P Repository on this site – H5P Items. Which means the reusable content can be found here and you can reuse it or embed it on another site.

We have taken a bit of what we have learned building other sites (some of the UNF Virtual Poster sites), and applied it to cataloging H5P content. It’s still in the early stages, but we want this as both a resource for the local UNF community as well as something that gets shared with the broader H5P universe.

Something we are excited about is the H5P OER Hub, which, as of this writing, is 98% done – i.e. “Coming Soon”. Our understanding is that will be something of a meta-repository for H5P content. Our approach as it stands now, may not be the best fit for inclusion in “The Hub”, but it at least exposes our locals with some examples in the short term, and we’ll go with the flow when it comes online.

One of the advantages that our site allows is not only to highlight new content, but also new content types. We added one today called Image Zoom, which you can see in our repository. Because the author, Oliver Tacke, provided a public domain license with this content (more accurately a CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication – CC0 1.0 license), you can use and modify this content type how you like. It is certainly a good idea to give credit to Oliver wherever you can. With our repository entries we add the author’s name and link to the source of the H5P content. The structure of the custom posts (a WordPress term), allows us to make changes in how the H5P items are displayed, so it will likely change over time. It’s pretty basic right now.

Finally, if you’d like to see another example of Image Zoom besides the one in our repository, you can go try to find Waldo if you’d like. This example comes from another interesting resource, Learnful, that we need to explore some more in the future. Those Canadians and all their cool OER stuff.

Happy Scouting!


Photo by Nana Smirnova on Unsplash

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing the latest, and your tweet leading to learn about the ImageZoom type.

    Keep your eye on https://learnful.io – their open source OER Studio will let you create something like the eCampusOntario H5P studio and I think they are working with reclaim on a possible installer..

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