H5P allows you to create interactive content such as presentations, videos and other multimedia, questions, quizzes, games and more without the need to learn programming. Create H5P packages: a collection of content and activities with a clear educational purpose.
For more information read our H5P in Moodle Overview & FAQs page
Xerte is an interactive content creation tool for making web-based learning objects, without the need for programming. Focus on creating learning objects, which consist of content and activities with a clear educational purpose.
For more information read our Xerte - Online Learning Authoring Tool page
Choosing a tool
An authoring tool allows you to create more user-friendly resources and activities. They can help staff structure and sequence their content. Students can develop greater independent learning skills and be given an opportunity to review their learning through thoughtfully created content.
Below are some scenarios where you could implement the different authoring tools in your courses:
Scrolling through text can make an assignment daunting for students, or you may have text that provides beneficial but not necessary information. Presenting information in an accordion gives participants control in what they read. Hiding content in an accordion can minimise a student's awareness of the content so we recommend using sensible and helpful titles in your accordion.
You can create an accordion in both H5P and Xerte.
Formative assessment activities help teachers monitor student progress and is also beneficial to the student to check their understanding.
You can create an different formative assessment activities in both H5P and Xerte.
A note on summative assessment
Summative assessments should not be held on H5P content. We recommend using Moodle Quiz.