Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Add a HotPot Activity

HotPotatoes (HotPot) is a free software tool that allows instructors to make quizzes and other activities like crossword puzzles. For more information, and to download the program, visit the Hot Potatoes Home Page. You will need to create the activity in the Hot Potatoes program and save the file before adding it to Moodle.

PLEASE NOTE: This tool is for assessment only, not for evaluation. Find out why?

To Add a HotPot Activity:

1. Login to Moodle and select your course.

2. Turn editing on by clicking Edit in the top right corner of the page.

the moodle edit button.

3. Click Add an activity or resource at the right of a content section.

the add an activity or resource button at the bottom right of a topic.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two different ways to complete the next step depending on which view you are in. If you see two separate drop-down boxes, click Add an activity and select HotPot.  For more information about this option, view Activity Chooser Option.

4. Select HotPot from the list at the left, and click Add at the bottom.

HotPot Button

5. Choose a Name and click the Add a File icon next to the Source file section.

the button used to add a file to Hot Pot, to the bottom right of source file

6. Open the Upload a file tab from the left side of the pop-up window. Then click Choose File... and select the desired HotPot quiz file from your computer.

the upload a file option at the top left and the choose file button at the middle

7. Click the Upload this file button at the bottom.

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