Interactive video screenshot
instructional technology, Presentation, Video

Create Interactive Games, Presentations, Images and So Much More with H5P

H5P is a free, online content creation application.  You can use it to create interactive content quickly and easily.  No coding or web skill is required.  Here’s what you can create:


  • Agamotto: layer images and create a timeline for those images to overlay onto on another. It allows users to compare and explore a sequence of images interactively.
  • Collage: create collages of images.


  • Audio Recorder: Record your voice and play back or download a .wav file of your recording.  Great for language learning or speech practicing.



  • Arithmetic Quiz: auto-generates arithmetic quizzes consisting of multiple choice questions.
  • Drag and Drop: create questions or images where the user must drag the proper answer to the image and check for correctness.
  • Drag the Words: similar to drag and drop, but you can drag onto text.
  • Fill in the Blank: the learner free types into the blank. This can be used as a quiz question or having them complete a passage or poem.
  • Find the Hotspot: create an image based test where the learner is to find the correct spot on an image.
  • Flashcards:  create a set of stylish and intuitive flashcards that have images paired with questions and answers.
  • Guess the Answer: create challenges where the user is to guess an answer based on a picture.

Learning Resources:

  • Dialog Cards: content type allowing authors to create great language learning resources that include audio, text and images.
  • Dictation: allows you to create dictation exercises. Let your students train their listening comprehension and spelling skills.
  • Documentation: allows users to create form driven guides for structured writing processes.
  • Timeline Creator
  • Branching Scenarios


  • Matching
  • Sequencing
  • Personality Quizzes
  • Image Pairing

Website/LMS components:

  • Accordion
  • Column: content type which allowing users to add multiple choice, fill in the blanks, texts and other types of interactions and group them in a column layout.

Presentation components

  • Course Presentation: content type which allows users to add multiple choice, fill in the blanks, texts and other types of interactions to their presentations using only a web browser.


This is really one of the simplest applications I’ve ever used and you can create so many learning objects that can be used on websites or in OAKS.

It’s an easy, fun, and free way to add interactivity to your OAKS class.  Check it out and let me know what you create!

H5P Website

plickers, clickers simplified
Assessment, Collaboration, Google Apps, iPad, Pedagogy, TLT

Paper + Clickers = Plickers: an easy way to add interaction to your classes

Clickers (or audience response systems) are a great way to check for understanding, poll students’ opinions, and even give quizzes.  Normally it requires the students to have a purchased clicker such as iClicker or Turning Point or a phone, tablet or computer for use with software like Poll Everywhere.  Either way, there is an investment of some type and this may make those of you new to polling a bit nervous.  Well now there is an easy and investment-free way to get started with clickers in your class.  It’s called Plickers (Paper Clickers).  Thanks to Tamara Kirshtein in Teacher Education for sharing this with TLT.

Plickers requires only the professor to have a phone or tablet with a camera and the students to have, you guessed it, paper clickers.   Here’s how it works:

example of a picker card


  1. Professor goes to and sets up a class (free).
  2. Professor prints out the free Plicker cards and distributes one to each student (up to 63 students).
  3. Professor asks a question in class.
  4. Students hold up their cards with the right answer at the top.
  5. Professors uses the Plicker app (Android and Apple) to take pictures of the class.
  6. Plicker records all the answers and displays a graph.


With Plicker you can:plicker class view

  • Poll your class
  • Check for understanding
  • Tie a specific card to a student’s name and give quizzes
  • Display results in a live view in real time
  • Save data to review later

With Plicker you can’t:

  • Use it with a class larger than 63
  • Export the data for use in OAKS or other applications
  • Ask open-ended questions


It’s fast and easy to use.  It’s not as robust as some of the other applications like iClickers or Poll Everywhere but it’s a great way to get some of the benefits quickly and easily with very little investment.  Print out your cards and get started today.

Class Using Plicker