Moodle can't use the masher file, ".jms", that you created. It only knows how to deal with the files for individual quizzes. Put another way, Moodle replaces the masher.
If I understand correctly, you have already created the quiz files and they are already linked together into a chain, that is to say the previous and next buttons, [<=] and [=>], all point to another quiz in the chain? If so, it will be easy to add the quizzes to Moodle with just a few clicks. Here's how:
- make sure you have version 2.1 of the HotPot module.
- if you are using Moodle 1.6 then you are already using HotPot v2.1
- if you are using Moodle 1.5, please download HotPot v2.1 from the Moodle downloads page and install it on your Moodle site.
upload you Hot Potatoes quizzes to your Moodle course.
- if you have a lot of files, it is quickest to "zip" them into a single file, upload the zip file to your Moodle course and unzip it there
if you haven't already done so, click the [Turn editing on] button on the main page for the Moodle coursein the section where you want to add the chain of Hot Potatoes quizzes, click the "Add an activity ..." drop menu and select "Hot Potatoes Quiz"click the [Choose or upload a file ...] button, navigate to the folder containing the chain of Hot Potatoes quizzes and click the "Choose" link next to first quiz in the chain. (not the jms file or the index.htm)
set "Add quiz chain" to "Yes"set "Navigation" to "Hot Potatoes quiz buttons"
set "Show next quiz" to "Yes"click the [Save changes] button at the bottom of the pageAt this point Moodle will add all the quizzes to your course - one HotPot activity for each Hot Potatoes quiz in the chain.
On the Moodle course page, you will see the first HotPot activity is in normal text and the other HotPots are dimmed, which means they are hidden from the students. The students only see the first acitivity and can only start the chain by clicking on the link. Once an acitivity in the chain is completed, the results are stored by Moodle and the next activity in the chain is automatically displayed (without returning to the Moodle course page)
I hope I have understood your intention correctly