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

  • 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 is 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…
  • Whatsa Agamotto?
    Of all the H5P Content Types, the one that does not indicate its purpose in the name is the enigmatic Agamotto. Before diving into the what, try this example that shows how maps of Europe change over time (from an eCampus Ontario Workshop Pressbook). The Agamotto is used to present a series of images (if…
  • May Webinar: In the Kitchen With Kyle Mackie
    We have another Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar taking place Thursday, May 27 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). Joining us in the H5P PB kitchen this month is Kyle Mackie, a freelance educational consultant based in Guelph, Ontario.  The recording of this session is now available, enjoy! Links Mentioned in Chat…
  • The Internet as a Buffet, Spotting Dishes of H5P
    Once I started using and learning about H5P I started paying more attention to places I saw it in use, like little interesting trays of interactivity. These are being shared also in the Buffet channel of the H5P PB Kitchen Mattermost Space (see the kitchen entrance if you want to be in our space). If…
  • April Webinar: Inside Pressbooks with Steel Wagstaff
    The next Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar took place Thursday, April 29 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). For this episode, we invited into the kitchen Steel Wagstaff, Educational Product Manager for Pressbooks. From his position, he will be able to share much about the features and capabilities of Pressbooks, how…
  • Accordions, Collapsibles, Drawers, Disclosures
    When I say “Accordion” your first association may be the musical instrument. But here we are talking about a simple, display-oriented (no built in feedback) H5P content type that has potential use in Pressbooks. In the project work so far, we have seen use of these for end of chapter review of terminology, but also…
  • Catch JR Dingwall’s Tweeted H5P Presentation
    We have some tasty tweets for you that will deliver a valuable set of inspiring (that means worth borrowing) examples of H5P in action. This was shared by JR Dingwall, a guest at the Cooking With H5P Webinar in August 2020 for a “presentation” he did recently for the 2021 WordPress in Education Conference aka…

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.