One of the hardest things to do in any online course is to keep learners engaged with the content.
If you have too many videos, it gets boring. No videos at all and it’s even worse. Images can take you only so far.
And while quizzes are a great way to ‘check-in’ with learners, they too can become tedious if they’re used too much.
It is because of this that people often turn to programs like Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and iSpring for creating interactive course content.
The problem however is that these programs come with a hefty price-tag so they aren’t accessible for every budget (with perhaps exception of iSpring).
That is the bad news.
The good news is that you can create interactive content with another (free) program: H5p.
What is H5P?
In a sentence: H5P makes it possible for you to create and use interactive HTML5 content.
This includes things like:
- Memory games
- Image hotspots
- Interactive video
- And many more
You can see examples of these interactions on the H5P website.
So how can you use this for your online courses?
First you will need to create an account at H5P (don’t worry, it’s free).
Next, install the H5p WordPress plugin on your site and configure the necessary settings. This plugin allows you to import your H5P interactions into WordPress. For the complete step-by-step details and tutorials, see this article from the H5P documentation.
Once you are done with this configuration you can now insert dynamic interactions within your LearnDash course content.
Record The Results
Inserting the dynamic content is one thing. Sure it’s great for the learner but you want to capture the important data. Using Tin Can API with LearnDash makes this possible.
To do this you have a couple of options:
These will record and report on all of the H5P modules included in your LearnDash courses. Your learners win because they have more interactive (engaging!) course content and you win because you get valuable insight into how your learners are performing.