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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 6: Using Hot Potatoes to investigate texts

Aim: Help students understand texts better

Moodle modules: Hot Potatoes

Extra programs: None

Ease of setup: **

In Activity 5 we looked at using Questionnaire to ask questions which get students to think about texts and include question types for measuring degrees of perception and attitude.

Sometimes we may want more straightforward quizzes using matching or multiple-choice questions. We can either do these in Quiz, or we can use Hot Potatoes. The big advantages of Hot Potatoes are that it is much simpler to set up and you can easily embed images, sound, and video in the questions. The main disadvantages are that it is easier for students to cheat with Hot Potatoes by clicking on the back button ...

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