Cooking with H5P: Learning from Team Vital Signs

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We are excited to bring to you members of the team supported by a BCcampus H5P OER Development grant that added over 120 activities to create the 2nd Canadian Edition of Vital Sign Measurements Across the Lifespan, now available in the BCcampus Open Textbook Library.

Joining us for this webinar are second-edition contributors Kymberley Bontinen, Lee-Anne Stephen, Michelle Hughes, and Margaret Verkuyl. We look forward to hearing them describe their strategy, methodology, and lessons learned from their work on this H5P-infused textbook. See a summary and some examples from Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan in our review. It might be worth comparing this new version to the first edition by Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan, published in 2008 by Ryerson University, to see how much the practice problems and knowledge tests add to it. To whet your appetite for this webinar, we have a few suggestions:

  1. See the new textbook! Explore Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan ( directly from BCcampus Open Textbook Collection.
  2. See the H5P catalog. View a listing of all H5P content in the Vital Sign Measurement textbook ( This link leads to a single listing of all 136 H5P activities created by the team.
  3. View by chapters with H5P. Search for “H5P” to find links to all chapters in the Vital Signs Measurement textbook that contain at least one interactive activity ( This is how you can explore the H5P activities in context.

This webinar is open to educators everywhere interested in using H5P in Pressbooks. For more information, please visit The H5P PB Kitchen.

Presenters: Kymberley Bontinen (Douglas College), Lee-Anne Stephen (University of the Fraser Valley), Michelle Hughes (Centennial College), and Margaret Verkuyl (Centennial College).