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Importing Hot Potatoes Questions in MOODLE

This post helps you in understanding the concept of creating a quiz in MOODLE 3.2 and how to import questions created from Hot Potatoes software.

Hot potatoes is a software that creates questions for Matching, Objective Type and Fill in the blank options (Close Questions).

MOODLE is a learning management system that can hosts courses, student, teachers and so many other things.

This video shows how questions from Hot Potatoes software can be imported to MOODLE for handling the questions in a question bank.

Hot potatoes creates xml file type questions name .jqz .jcl, .jmt. (These are all xml files) which can be understood by MOODLE

Softwares needed
To download Moodle: Moodle 3.3+
To download Hot Potatoes: https://hotpot.uvic.ca (There is a java version that can be used with any OS that has Java Virtual Machine)

To view the above method, please see the following video

The above video shows

  • how to import questions from Hot potatoes
  • how to create a quiz in MOODLE
  • how to handle the question bank.

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