This presentation was facilitated by BC Campus as part of their Pressbooks and H5P grants project. The session had over 90 registrants from all over Canada and the USA. The focus of the presentation was on designing effective practice problems and used the DOER framework to illustrate the key points. A number of examples are shown and discussed throughout.

From the session description by Alan Levine:

As cooking is more than just tossing ingredients into a pot to simmer, the development of effective open textbooks problems calls for the methodology and approaches of instructional designers.

In this month’s webinar, we welcome two colleagues from the University of Saskatchewan’s Distance Education Unit.

Both JR Dingwall and Julie Maier bring in instructional design knowledge and experience in integrating H5P activities into open textbooks. They will share some examples of their own kitchen work as well as some feedback from students who have used these resources.

We will engage them in conversations about what makes a good practice exercise, including:

  • What are important design elements for creating practice problems in open textbooks?
  • What considerations go into choosing the H5P content types?
  • What advice, suggestions do they provide when working with faculty for designing practice problems?
  • How do they create/design useful feedback?

You can watch the presentation below, and access the full session description and links at

Image Credit: Foster Kitchen Design-Floor Plan flickr photo by therichardlife shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license modified by Alan Levine with H5P and Pressbooks logo and text specific to this event.