Dear Hot Potatoes Moodlers,
I would like to invite you to come and have a look at a new HotPotatoes module for Moodle.
The new HotPotatoes module is not intended to be a rival for the "HotPot" module; it is intended as the next step in the integration of Hot Potatoes and Moodle.
Like the HotPot module, the new HotPotatoes module allows html versions of Hot Potatoes quizzes to be administered from within Moodle. In addition, the new HotPotatoes module has several new features:
- students' responses to individual questions are stored in the Moodle database and are subsequently made available to the teacher
- several types of navigation aids may be inserted into the Hot Potatoes quiz
- three levels of statistical reports are available
I have set up a course to demonstrate the new module here:
The course is enabled for the "guest" user, so you can look around and try out the quizzes without creating a username. I have also set up a "guestteacher" account which allows you to log in as a teacher and look at the reports. If you would like to the password to the "guestteacher" account, please email me (gordon at-sign kanazawa-gu.ac.jp)
At the end of January I will make the new module available as a download, so in the meantime I hope you will have a chance to wander over to my server (see the link above) and try it out. Feel free to take as many quizzes as you like I would also like to encourage you to log in as the "guestteacher" and upload some of your own quizzes - either the HTML files of the source files, which are actually XML.
In parting, I would like to thank Tom Robb and Josep Fontana for their generous and supportive encouragement in helping to bring the HotPotatoes module to its current state.
best regards to all