Create Interactive Videos with H5P tool using the simple guide here
We are going to see, in brief, how you can create a fun and interactive video for eLearning using H5P.
There are two basic prerequisites you need before you begin to make a video.
- Make sure H5P is installed. Then give it a test run to see whether it is compatible with your platform.
- Also, make sure that the platform you are using be it Drupal and WordPress, supports interactive videos.
Now follow these 8 steps to create your very own video tutorial with interactions.
Step.1 Get the right video format
- To make a video interactive, you first need a video. A .mp4 format works best for most browsers.
- If it is a .webm file, you can convert it using the open-source converter “Miro”.
- Providing an alternate video, possibly in .webm will also be helpful for some.
Note- To avoid copyright issues, make sure that you have an appropriate license for the video
Step.2 Create a file
- Go to where you usually create new content on your platform.
- For example, in WordPress go to H5P Content> Add New> Create> Interactive (in Content Types)
Step.3 Open the Interactive Video Editor
- When you open the video editor, you will see three tabs on the top: Upload Video, Add Interactions and Summary Task.
- Click on the first tab ‘Upload Video’ and choose the desired video from your downloaded files.
- You can add copyright information by clicking on the ‘Edit Copyright’ button.
Step.4 Add Interactions
Note- Buttons with blue background are for adding text interactions, green is for multimedia and gray is for quiz interactions.
- Click on the ‘Add Interactions’ tab at the top of the video editor.
- A tool-bar will appear above the video.
Step.5 To add Text Interactions
- Add text boxes to your video by clicking on ‘T’ from the tool-bar. Drag it to the video.
- You can choose the video to either continue playing or pause when the text box appears on the screen.
- Choose the start and end time for the text to appear.
- In the text field, write the information and then give a label to it.
Step.6 To add Image Interactions
- Drag the image icon from the tool-bar to the video, exactly the same way as text.
- You will have to specify the start and end time of appearance of the image.
- Select whether you want to pause the ongoing video or continue playing in the background.
- Add the same text to the ‘alt-text’ and ‘hover text’ fields in the window that appears.
Note- Remember to use valid licenses if you do not originally own the multimedia
Step.7 Add Bookmarks
Bookmarks are used to indicate the time frames where a new topic or interaction appears
- Head back to ‘Add Interactions’
- The bookmark icon is right next to the “play” button on the toolbar
- A blue dot appears at every point where you have added a bookmark.
Step.8 In the final step
- View the finished product and make any necessary changes.
- Save the note or article.
To wrap up…
we have covered all the essentials in short, but if you need a more detailed view of the process you can refer to H5P’s very own tutorial on how to make a video interactive.
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