H5P content – Importing from past courses

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Canvas updates

H5P makes it easy to create interactive learning exercises (content types), enriching the Canvas experience. HTML skills are not required. Teachers can access H5P content through Canvas.H5P content can be added to a Canvas page from the external tool. Here is a screenshot of the button in Rich Content Editor:


It’s important to ensure the H5P content can be viewed by students and staff in a Canvas course in which you copied course content from a past course. Here are some tips to help you:


  1. Sharing your H5P content with other teachers in the same course.

If you are the author of H5P content, you can share it by adding it to an organisation folder.

2. Publishing the content as Public.

If H5P was added to Canvas pages, publish the content as public so students can view it.

Please note: Keep it as Protected if the H5P content needs to be tracked or graded.

3. Linking the H5P content again.

If you still see error messages or students still cannot view the imported H5P content, you can re-link the H5P content to your Canvas pages.