Welcome to the Kitchen

This is the support hub for projects awarded BCCampus H5P OER Development Grants. These projects are augmenting open textbooks with open-licensed interactive learning activities authored in H5P. Why a “kitchen” and what is this project about? Learn more…

The main areas of the H5P PB Kitchen include:

Community

Be part of the Kitchen crew and our open community space

The Show

Monthly open webinars with guest experts and also open drop-in kitchen hours.

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Project

Information for project participants

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Image Credit: Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash

Latest Notes from the Kitchen

  • A Branching Tour of H5P
    I will ask Arley Cruthers, who joined us here for a Cooking With H5P webinar in June, if the old saying is true about imitation and flattery. Today I did an online presentation on H5P for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, and following stealing Arley’s idea, I created it as an H5P Branching Scenerio. This…
  • Lights Are Dimmed But the Kitchen is Still Plugged in
    Technically the BCcampus funded OER Development Project that supported the H5P Kitchen wrapped up in the end of July, with our last event being the showcase banquet webinar. And this also ends my (Alan Levine) role as project support. But I cannot stay away from the kitchen 😉 And this does not mean the Kitchen…
  • You Can’t Always Git What You Want… (but we did) New Pressbooks Features
    There’s many many things we’ve seen in this project that we wish we could change in the H5P and Pressbooks software. And often when you bother to submit feature requests, you either hear nothing or worse, you are told it’s not possible/likely. That’s why it’s rewarding to hear back that sometimes you can “git” what…
  • July Webinar: The Project Banquet
    Our last Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar ws Thursday, July 29 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). It was time to get a taste for the 2021 OER Development projects as project teams serve up samples of the H5P practice problems they have added to existing open textbooks. The recording of…
  • Inside the H5P OER Hub
    Since before this project started we have been following the development of the H5P OER Hub which has great promise to be an ultimate source of sharing and finding reusable H5P content, easily accessible from within the H5P tools. We were fortunate to have a preview of this in October 2020 when we had “Top…
  • Experimenting Via the H5P Back Door
    One of the many reasons we like H5P is that the thing it produces in the end is a package of web standard HTML5 content that can be used in more than a single publishing platform. Yes, it will not suffer the fate of Flash. And the ways you can create H5P via a Learning…
  • Controlling Access to All/Parts of your Pressbook
    This question came up in our last drop-in session for our project participants. All of our funded projects are doing their development of new versions of their textbook on http://pressbooks.bccampus.ca the service made nicely available to all BC Educators to create their own Pressbook. But for our project, they can be more like works in…
  • The Kitchen at Cascadia Summit: Practice Makes Perfect
    In pandemic time, more than a month in the past seems even longer than it seems! It has been a bit more since the H5P/PB Kitchen shared the project at the BCcampus Cascadia Summit (April 27-29, 2021). Our panel session was “Practice Makes Perfect! Supporting the Development of H5P Practice Activities in Pressbooks and included…
  • June Webinar: In the Kitchen, Branching With Arley Cruthers
    Our next Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar was Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). Joining us in the kitchen this month is Arley Cruthers, Applied Communications Instructor and Open Education Teaching Fellow at Kwantlan Polytechnic University. We hope to learn more about Arley’s creative ideas for teaching and…
  • More Snacking on H5P
    To me the best way to open your creativity to what H5P can do is to look at existing examples (not just the berry-licious demos on H5P.org). To follow up on our previous “buffet” of examples we have seen out on the web, below are a few more snack sized portions. We are sharing these…
  • Tagging to Organize H5P Clutter (plus better metadata)
    Your handful of H5P might end up looking like the room in the photo above. Yes clutter happens when your project grows. When you start an H5P project in Pressbooks, you might have 5, 10 or 20 items in the part of the interface where they live (H5P Content). They are not too hard to…
  • “Concepts of Biology” on the Shelf
    This is overdue to mention, but better late than never! From the 2020 H5P funded projects, an updated version of Concepts of Biology – 1st Canadian Edition is available in the BCcampus open textbook library. This new version includes over 80 H5P activities added by Michelle Nakano (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and textbook co-author Charles Molnar (Camosun…

Image Credit: Kitchen at Green Gulch flickr photo by Terrie Schweitzer shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license modified by Alan Levine with overlay of the H5P/Pressbook logos.