H5P Flashcards

About Flashcards

The Flashcards content type is a set of cards containing a picture on one side and corresponding text on the other. The learner is asked to type a word or expression corresponding to the picture before turning the card and revealing the correct answer.

Use cases

Traditional use of flashcards is for memorization only. It is important to use the flashcards multiple times. Just like the first time you review any relatively new information, the first time you use the flashcards may be a bit overwhelming or frustrating because of the “forgetting” that has occurred. Here’s the good news: with repetition, you will remember more and more, therefore forgetting less and less. The “forgetting curve” levels out, and the learning becomes “durable”. In H5P Flashcards, pictures are used as the prompt.

Note: Flashcards are similar to Dialog cards. Take a look at that content type to see which fits your needs best.  


Create Flashcards H5P interactive content 

Creating new H5P content is a multi-step process. H5P activities are managed through a Content Bank – an area where H5P content may be created, edited and stored. Once an activity has been created in the content bank, it can be added to your course and the activity settings can be configured as needed. 

  1. Open the CLE (cle.ucsf.edu) 
  2. Go to the CLE course where you would like to add the activity and turn Edit mode on. 
  3. Navigate to the content bank in your course to create interactive content and visit the H5P flashcards tutorial to learn how flashcards work.    
  4. Once your activity has been created, navigate to the section where the activity should be located. 
  5. Click add an activity or resource to add an H5P activity to your course. 
You can combine H5P content into other activities or resources in the CLE such as a Page, Lesson, or Book. Review Embed H5P into other activities in the CLE for more information and instructions. 
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