Activities: Interactive Content – H5P

Maintained by Picture of Frode PettersonFrode Petterson, Picture of Thomas MarstranderThomas Marstrander, Picture of Pål JørgensenPål Jørgensen, Picture of Svein-Tore Griff WithSvein-Tore Griff With
Create and add rich content inside your LMS for free. Some examples of what you get with H5P are Interactive Video, Quizzes, Collage and Timeline.
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One of the great benefits with using H5P is that it gives you access to lots of different interactive content types.

Another great benefit with H5P is that it allows you to easily share and reuse content. To reuse content, you just download the H5P you would like to edit and make your changes – e.g. translate to a new language or adjust it to a new situation.

H5P is:

  • Open Source
  • Free to Use
  • HTML5
  • Responsive

Note that it is currently possible for people with programming skills to cheat in H5P interactions and obtain the full score without knowing the correct answers. H5Ps must not be used for exams or similar.

The H5P community is actively contributing to improve H5P. Updates and new features are continuously made available on the community portal

View our setup for Moodle to get information on how to get started with H5P.

GDPR Compliance

Information useful to help you achieve GDPR compliance while using this plugin can be found at's GDPR Compliance page.


This plugin is part of set Gamification.

Potential privacy issues

The plugin is set up to automatically download content types and provide anonymous usage data which can be disabled through settings.


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Frode Petterson (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Thomas Marstrander
Thomas Marstrander: Developer
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Pål Jørgensen: Developer
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Svein-Tore Griff With: Developer
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  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 6:34 PM
    Thanks for the feedback Catherine, I've created an issue for looking into this at
  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 6:36 PM
    To install the plugin you either need to increase your file limit size, or if you have ssh access to the server you can download it by other means than through PHP. For more information on installing plugins consult
  • Picture of Emilio Zaidman
    Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 1:02 AM
    Hi all! I have a silly question. We have recently upgraded to moodle 3.9.3 and since H5P is in its core, we didn´t install this plugin. Now, I have the option to add an H5P activity, but when using as a teacher cannot see the content bank nor any other h5p content. I do have the chance to upload an .h5p file, but that´d require to work on, download it and upload it on Moodle (nonsense). As an admin the plugins I see installed are: qformat_h5p, filter_displayh5p, atto_h5p, contenttype_h5p.
    If anyone can help me, that´d be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
  • Picture of Cameron Campbell
    Sat, Jan 30, 2021, 5:07 AM
    So, here's a dopey question: do all HP5 activities automatically become assignments?
  • Picture of Uwe Klemm
    Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 10:41 PM
    Hi, we've got a somewhat strange problem. H5P is installed as plugin, Moodle 3.10 (but the problem has bothered us in earlier versions as well). As an admin, I can create and edit all content types. If I login as a trainer, there are some content types (such as courese presentation) that are just not listed. Others are there... I can't find a good reason for that. In earlier versions (3.8) I could see that some content types were present with different version numbers (that might have been due to the fact, that we uploaded some content types manually before switching to syncing with h5p via scheduled task). In 3.10, I deleted the older versions in the content bank, but that hasn't changed a thing. As far as I can see, h5p-related permissions are ok, libraries as well. What could be the problem here???? A related question: Could it help to de-install and then re-install the plugin? Would that affect existing h5p content? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 11:15 PM
    Hi Emilio, I can't speak for the core plugin, but I believe the editor should be included there. It is at least included in this plugin if you install it.
  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 11:16 PM
    Hi Cameron, all H5Ps are created as activities.
  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 11:23 PM
    Hi Uwe, sounds like a permission issue, if all the content types are available as an admin, but not as a "trainer". I'd suggest looking at the permission system, in particular "mod/hvp:addinstance" and "mod/hvp:userestrictedlibraries". If you think this is a bug please report it at with steps to reproduce the issue.
  • Picture of Uwe Klemm
    Wed, Feb 10, 2021, 12:08 AM
    @Thomas - thanks for the quick reply. Both permissions you mention were already set to "allow".... Bug - I'm not sure. If it was a real bug I'd expect other users to have the same problem?
    How about my somewhat desparate plan to reinstall the plugin - what would you think of it?
  • Picture of Henning Schmidt
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 3:52 AM
    Hi! I have a problem with the H5P Plugin. I can't access to any H5p content at all. I get a message "You do not have permission to view the content types." I am logged in as a administrator and using Moodle 3.10. Any hints!
  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 4:15 PM
    Hi Henning, like the error message says, you don't have permission to view the content types. You should check that your permissions are configured properly, in particular that you have mod/hvp:addinstance and mod/hvp:manage in the context that the request is made in.
  • Picture of Henning Schmidt
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 4:18 PM
    Hi Thomas! Thanks a lot for your answer! Unfortunately I am pretty new to Moodle. Can you explain me where and how exactly I can configure the permission properly and where I can find the "mod/hvp:addinstance" and "mod/hvp:manage"?
  • Picture of Thomas Marstrander
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 4:27 PM
    The permission documentation for Moodle should be a good starting point: You can search for the specific permissions that you have in "check permissions".
  • Picture of Henning Schmidt
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 5:27 PM
    Got it! But the "mod/hvp:addinstance" and "mod/hvp:manage" doesn't show up at all!
  • Picture of Hellen Velasques
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 9:24 PM
    It would be interesting to have a type of interaction to be inserted at the end of a content, with the possibility of the student being able to assess whether it was satisfactory. The one with the stars would be really cool.
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