How to make a crossword puzzle in hot

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Workshop given in CETEM on how to make and upload a JCROSS quiz to MOODLE.


How to make a crossword puzzle in Hot Potatoes

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Install Hot PotatoesIf you do NOT already have it installed in your computer---

Download the free Hot Potatoes application from and install it on your computer as directed on the website.

Create a Hot Potatoes CrosswordOnce you have installed the software and registered it (free for educators), open Hot Potatoes and select the JCross option.View this Youtube tutorial to learn how to create a Hot Potatoes crossword.Create a crossword activity and be sure to export the file as Standard version 6.

Create a Hot Potatoes Activity in MoodleNOW: You have your quiz readywhat do you do now??First, turn editing on and scroll down to the week you would like to import the Hot Potatoes quiz into. Second, select the Hot Potatoes Quiz activity from the Add an Activity menu.

This is where you will find it.

Add an activity

Create a Hot Potatoes Activity in MoodleName the activity or choose to have it use the title of the Hot Potatoes file. Select the Choose or upload a file button and locate the file you exported from the Hot Potatoes application.

Continued----Choose additional settings as appropriate (i.e., when it will be available to students, how many attempts, etc.)Select Save and return to course

Select the activity from your course homepage and test it to ensure all information and feedback is in order.

Lets Practice!If your computer does NOT have Hot Potatoes installed, go to the following web site:


Lets look at the program

ADD Clues

After Finishing and SAVINGGo to MOODLE

Upload your quiz into MoodleDecide what week you want to put it in, and upload the quiz

CHECK IT!!TAKE your own quiz to MAKE SURE it works!!

QUESTIONS??Lets try it out!!!