The Account Settings page allows you
to controls some settings of your hotpotatoes.net Account,
including your email address.
It also shows you how many students,
pages and classes you have created, along with how many
of each you are allowed with your account setup:
||You have used 8 from
your allowance of 100
||You have used 7 from
your allowance of 5
||You have used 3 from
your allowance of 3
You can increase
any of these limits by upgrading your
account - please contact Creative
Technology for details.
This is your email address for all
hotpotatoes.net communications, including the login
details for any student accounts which you create. It
is also important that this address is correct, so that
we can contact you with information about the hotpotatoes.net
This is the name by which you are
referred to on your Students' pages. By default it is
set to be the same as your login account name, but you
can change it if you wish to. For example, if your login
name is "John Smith", you may wish to set
your Display Name to "Mr Smith".
Button Label - the "Give Up"
When your students log in and view
an exercise, the exercise displays a button at the top,
which allows the student to end the exercise before
it is fully completed. If the student clicks this button,
the exercise records an "Unfinished" result
- see the Results
help page for more information about different result
By default, the button displays the
text "Give Up", but you can change this text
using the Button Label option. The Button Text can be
in any language.
This option allows you to set the
timezone in which your account, and those of your students,
will operate. The hotpotatoes.net pages use this setting
when displaying upload and download times and dates.
The TIme Offset is set relative to
GMT, so if you are located on the West Coast of North
America, 8 hours behind GMT, you can set your Time Offset
to "-8" in order to see time and date information
correctly for your locality. Note that your time offset
is automatically used for all your Student accounts,
even if they are located in different timezones. Students
cannot set their own timezone - as the Teacher, you
set a single time offset for yourself and your students.