Content Calendar

Here’s some good news for all of you who wanted to have something that resembles Advent Calendar a little, but didn’t quite match: Having an arbitrary number of “doors” to hide H5P exercises behind, not just text, images, audio or video.

Well, say thanks to the Phraseolab project team. They sponsored what is called “Content Calendar”. You don’t get “doors” here as in Advent Calendar, but you have cards that will be presented to the user. You can name a card and give it an image, you can assign an H5P content to it, and you can set optionally set a start date and an end date. Those two determine when the content can be accessed.

I think this content type can be used in quite different ways, as a collection of subcontents without any date restrictions, as something calendar like, or as something to support on-site seminars like Nele Hirsch did (“card exchange”, sorry, German).

But maybe you’d like to see an example?

Want to use it already?

I will ask the H5P core team to review the content type. Afterwards, they should release it on the H5P Hub, but this process usually takes some time.

If you want to use the content type right away, look for the Reuse button underneath the content. Use that button to download the demo content, and then upload the .h5p file onto your H5P enabled platform. Please note that you will need to have permission to install H5P libraries. Otherwise, you cannot install the content type this way. In that case, your system admin will need to assist you.

The source code is available as well, if you want to check it before installing or if you want to build the libraries yourself:

Is it available in my language?

In theory: yes! If it’s missing, you can fill in the gaps yourself on

Any future plans for that content type?

Not really. I was merely a contractor – like an architect that created a building but doesn’t keep working on it once the building is done.  I’ll take care of all the change requests that the H5P core team may have to bring the content type onto the H5P Hub. Additionally, I suppose that I will find time to help you on the H5P forum if you have questions. That’s what I usually do anyway. But if you claim free support or demand features as if it was your right, you’ll most likely get a “no” from me. I may add things, even consider your ideas, but at my own pace – or expect you to toss me some coin. I hope you understand that. Not all do, as I know from bad experience.