Hot Potatoes

Submitted by Ivan Devosa (ivan) on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:21

Easy, free educational content creator tool set. Mainly it is possible  to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-filling exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source. The Java version provides all the features found in the windows version, except: you can't upload to and you can't export a SCORM object from Java Hot Potatoes.

Tool Category
Required technical skill level
Low (beginner)
Tool is best suitable for the following environment
Digital learning sessions
Face to face (F2F) learning sessions
Real time online webinars or video conferencing
Shared co-prepared presentations
Mode of teaching application
Appointment required (synchronous)
No appointment required (asynchronous)
Task Mode
All students task
Group task
Individual task
Task for partners
Required equipment/devices/platform
Additional Information and useful links e.g. tutorials

Tutorials and Other Resources on Hot Potatoes

Sadeghi, N., & Soleimani, H. (2015). A description and evaluation of Hot Potatoes web - authoring software in educational settings. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5(11), 2407-2415. DOI: 10.17507/tpls.0511.28


Grade your contribution (I consider this TEL tool fits with the TEL method)