This page describes the "Learning Management System" into which Hot Potatoes Quizzes, etc, can be placed.
When a Hot Potatoes Quiz is properly inserted into the Learning Management System (LMS) as designed under the direction of Karl Loren by Gordon Bateson, the LMS provides considerable administrative support for students to log in, qualify for access, keep track of tests done or partly done and many other matters.
After starting this page I learned that the currently available version of Hot Potatoes is NOT suitable for ME and, with great difficulty I was able to download an earlier verson (5.5.0). This earlier version allows a Quiz, for instance, to be published to my own server for public access. The newer version only allows publishing to the Hot Potatoes home-controlled site.
This page also presents a quick tutorial and demonstration of creation of a Hot Potatoes Quiz.
1. This page is located HERE.
A. That page contains a non-restricted link to this page that shows a typical "content.htm" page as used in the LMS.. When the LMS is in full use, this "content" page is used in many ways within the LMS to keep track of where in a course the student is, etc.
2. Another (password restricted) page is HERE. Within the actual Tutorial page, the inter-activity works, but not in the PDF version.
3. Start by opening Hot Potatoes on your PC.
The Learning Management System was copied, then modified from a program called Moodle.The first very major modification then created a suite of programs called "Hot Potatoes" by a group of professors at a Canadian University. The home site for Hot Potatoes is here: Hot Potatoes visited and confirmed on 05.12.2010. Access credentials are: Member of web site under UserID: kloren PW: raufman The Hot Potatoes Program is Freeware and can be freely down loaded and updated from the above site.
The LMS created by Gordon Bateson is proprietary to Vibrant Life.
The "retail version" of the LMS can be reached at this link. From that link you can register as a new student get a confirmation question in return eMail, then do courses, leave and log back in to take the same course, at the same point from which you had left.
HERE is a link to a publicly available course on the subject of study.
4. The best place to start is the tutorial. A PDF version of that Tutorial is HERE. The primary version for use is a link from the HELP menu in the Hot Potatoes
Other Tutorials from Hot Potatoes:
- Standard Tutorial for Windows
- Example exercises created with Hot Potatoes 6
- Tutorial for the Masher program
- Windows Help File in PDF format
- How to write good multiple-choice questions
- How to write good multiple-select questions
- How to make a multiple-choice exercise function like a traditional test
- How to play MP3 files using Flash
- SCORM 1.2 in Hot Potatoes
- Hacking Hot Potatoes: A detailed workshop with ten examples
- Hacking in Hot Potatoes: A little knowledge brings a lot of power
- How to edit the source files
- Documentation of source files and placeholders
Tutorials written by others:
- Introductory tutorial for Hot Potatoes by Tammy Powell's Technical Writing class.
- How to convert MCQs in Word or text format into JQuiz data files, by Ashley Brewin.
- Tutorials and How-Tos for Hot Potatoes, by Stan Bogdanov.
- Beginner and Advanced Audio Crossword Tutorials, by Stan Bogdanov.
- Gerald Grow's system (zip file download) for collecting HotPot exercise results into a text file on your server.
- Karl Note: Karl Loren paid Gordon Bateson at the rate of $50 per hor for hundreds of hours to develop a proprietary Learning Management System exclusively for use by Vibrant Life. There seemed to be no doubt that this work was brilliant. It appears, unfortnately, that Gordon took advantage not only of Karl's money but also of the hundreds of hours Karl spent in designing the plan which Gordon then implemented. Karl and Gordon parted on good terms. After Gordon left, Karl paid him for some further help on the LMS, possibly of the type now created by Gordon in this "tutorial." Karl's personal "take" on this is that Gordon's tutorial here may well be great and safe to use, but that there is at least a strong suspicion that Gordon wanted the fame connected with the brilliance of his work on the LMS and sought that by publishing this free tutorial to the detriment of any proprietary usage by Vibrant Life of the LMS.
- Henceforth, Karl suggests disconnection between Vibrant Life and Gordon Bateson, but without further public notice of such.
- Storing results in a database using ASP, a tutorial by Fernanda Rodrigues.
- "How-to" movies on basic Hot Potatoes tasks, by Jane Madden
- Using video, a tutorial by David Seume, at Ashcombe School in the UK.
- A thorough and detailed Tutorial on Hot Potatoes by Bernard Dyer
- Simple tutorial on getting started with Hot Potatoes by Andrew Balaam
- Teaching Tools, in German and English, by Michael Rottmeier. This site has tutorials and customized source files for creating different styles of exercise with Hot Potatoes.
5. From inside these courses there are many references to a link that can be used to use a premium dictionary service. The general link for general access is http://dictionary.reference.com/
Links will be used in these courses which go to specific word definitions rather than a general search page.
For instance, a specific word such as "basic" would have link in the code section of the page such as:
<a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=WORD">WORD</a> where "basic" replaces the word "WORD" As shown.
Clicking on the WORD (in blue) above takes you to this address:
I've created ONE Hot Potatoes Quiz for On Target the first page is here.
I've created the first JQuiz for testing -=- click HERE.
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Administrator: Login: kloren PW: raufman
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