Hot Potatoes

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The purpose of the Hot Potatoes is to enable you to create interactive Web-based teaching exercises

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Hot Potatoes is a simple-to-use program which allows you to create an interactive multiple choice or short-answer text, jumbled-sentence exercises, crosswords, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises that you can publish online.

The interface of the application is plain and easy to work with. Upon initialization, you can set a username and choose the language to work in.

So, you can select between 'JQuiz', 'JCross', 'JMix', 'JCloze', 'JMatch' and 'The Masher'. Each of these modules comes with its own range of configurable settings. They focus on the appearance, user strings, buttons, index, picture, links, HTML tables, media objects and grid management, among others.

Furthermore, you can alter the default source files and configuration file location, translate the interface, view help contents and a tutorial, as well as use the undo, cut, copy and paste functions.

The application runs on a low-to-moderate amount of CPU and system memory, is pretty responsive to commands and supports keyboard shortcuts. No error dialogs have been displayed during our tests and Hot Potatoes did not freeze or crash; we have not experienced any issues. Thanks to its intuitive layout, Hot Potatoes' features should be seamlessly figured out by users of any experience level. Unfortunately, the app has not received updates for long while.

Hot Potatoes was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on February 22nd, 2013
Hot Potatoes - Hot Potatoes' main window - allowing you to quickly access any of the six included applicationsHot Potatoes - The JCloze program creates gap-fill exercises. Unlimited correct answers can be specified for each gap, and the student can ask for a hint and see a letter of the correct answer.Hot Potatoes - The JQuiz program creates question-based quizzes. In short-answer questions, the student's guess is intelligently parsed and helpful feedback to show what part of a guess is right and what part is wrong.Hot Potatoes - A large number of options and configuration settings are also available for each one of the six applicationsHot Potatoes - The Masher is designed to help you create complete units of material in one simple operation

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