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Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 3.11 from September 2022 onward 

What is H5P interactive content?

H5P is short for HTML 5 Package. It is a content authoring tool that allows you to create interactions (e.g. multiple choice quizzes or virtual tours) that can be added as graded activities on your module or non-graded embedded elements within other Moodle resources like page or book.

H5P content for each Moodle module is held in a special repository called the Content Bank.

To create H5P activities for your students is a two-step process.

  1. Create your H5P item in the Content Bank
  2. Add the item to your module.

Accessing the content bank

  • The content bank is accessed from hamburger menu in Moodle. Hamburger menu icon
  • From the menu that appears select Content Bank.


  • Select Add and choose a content type from the dropdown list that appears.

Example of the 'add content type' dropdown menu

  • The H5P authoring dialog will appear and you will need to fill in various fields (e.g. Title, Question name, Correct answers, and Feedback). Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.
  • When you have completed all the fields select Save to see a preview of your new activity.
  • To make changes to your activity select Edit otherwise select Close to return to the content bank.
  • On completing these steps the content bank will now contain a .h5p package file which can be selected when adding H5P either as an activity [link to section below] in Moodle or as embedded content [link to section below].
  • Use the breadcrumb trail to return to the module page.

Example of 'breadcrumb' style menu navigation

Other helpful pages on H5P