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Developer(s)H5P Team
Initial releaseJanuary 25, 2013; 11 years ago (2013-01-25)
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeContent Collaboration Framework
Websiteh5p.org Edit this at Wikidata

H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript. H5P is an abbreviation for HTML5 Package, and aims to make it easy for everyone to create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content.[2][3] Interactive videos, interactive presentations, quizzes, interactive timelines and more[4] have been developed and shared using H5P on H5P.org. H5P is being used by 17 000+ websites.[5][6][7] In June 2018 the core team announced that H5P will be supported financially by the Mozilla Foundation within the MOSS program.[8]

The framework consists of a web based content editor, a website for sharing content types, plugins for existing content management systems and a file format for bundling together HTML5 resources.

The web based editor is by default able to add and replace multimedia files and textual content in all kinds of H5P content types and applications. In addition a content type may provide custom widgets for the editor enabling any kind of editing capabilities and experiences including WYSIWYG editing of the entire content type.

H5P.org is the community website where H5P libraries, applications and content types may be shared. H5P applications and content types work the same way in all H5P compatible websites.[9]

Currently four platform integrations exist, one for Drupal,[10] WordPress.,[11] Tiki,[12] and one for Moodle.[13] The platform integrations include the generic H5P code as well as interface implementations and platform specific code needed to integrate H5P with the platforms. H5P has been designed to have a minimum of platform specific code and a minimum of backend code. Most of the code is JavaScript. The aim is to make it easy to integrate H5P with new platforms.

The file format consists of a metadata file in JSON format, a number of library files providing features and design for the content and a content folder where textual content is stored in JSON format and multimedia is stored as files or links to files on external sites.[14]

H5P created an OER Hub[15] after the announcement at the H5P Conference in 2020.[16]

Most innovative examples of H5P[edit]

  • Branching Scenario[17] enabling creators to set up scenario-based learning opportunities;
  • AR scavenger[18] which allows users use Augmented reality without installing special software;
  • Cornell Notes[19] where students can follow the Cornell method to directly attach their notes and ideas to a text, a video or an audio file and retrieve their documentation later on; and
  • Image Choice[20] where one can create a task where the alternatives are images.


H5P's primary support website is H5P.org. Here, H5P may be tried out; it hosts the online manual for H5P and a living repository for H5P information, documentation and forums.[21]


  1. ^ "H5P is MIT Licensed". H5P.org. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ "WordPress And H5P : The Future Of Rich Content?". WPMUDEV. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ "H5P: An Open Source HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tool". elearningindustry.com. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Content Types". H5P.org. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ "H5P is a WordPress plugin for creating and sharing rich HTML5 content in your browser". Wordpress.org. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Usage statistics for H5P - Create and Share Rich Content and Applications". drupal.org. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Moodle plugins directory: Interactive Content – H5P: Stats". moodle.org. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Mozilla supporting H5P". 28 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  9. ^ "Create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content in your browser". H5P.org. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  10. ^ "H5P - Create and Share Rich Content and Applications". drupal.org. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  11. ^ "How to upload and track H5P Content on WordPress with xAPI?". Next Software Solutions. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Tiki Wiki Content Management has native H5P integration". tiki.org. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  13. ^ "H5P is a Moodle plugin for creating and sharing rich HTML5 content in your browser". h5p.org. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  14. ^ "File Structure". h5p.org. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  15. ^ "The H5P OER HUB". h5p.org. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  16. ^ "H5P Conference 2020". H5P Conference 2020. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  17. ^ "Branching Scenario".
  18. ^ "AR Scavenger".
  19. ^ "Cornell Notes".
  20. ^ "Image Choice".
  21. ^ "H5P forums". H5P.org. Retrieved 9 April 2015.

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