Hot Potatoes Online Help and Support Area

Help Pages:
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Logging In and Out
The Account Management Area
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What Are Classes?
Creating & Editing Classes
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Viewing Pages
Uploading Pages
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Setting & Changing Passwords
Privacy Policy
Technical Support

Hot Potatoes Online Help and Support Area

Welcome to the Teachers Help and Support area.

About Hot Potatoes is a hosting and results service for users of the Hot Potatoes suite of programs. These programs are authoring tools which allow teachers to create interactive exercises, in the form of web pages. Students can then complete these exercises using a web browser program. Hot Potatoes is now in its fifth version, and works independently of any hosting system. It is published by Halfbaked Software - for more information about how to obtain it and use it, please see the Hot Potatoes web pages at


However, when used in conjunction with the hosting system, Hot Potatoes exercises can store the results achieved by the students who complete them, and the teacher can then download these results. These are functions which Hot Potatoes alone cannot provide. also provides upload and hosting for non-exercise materials, in conjunction with the Hot Potatoes Masher program. Using together, the system provides a simple Distance Learning Environment for teachers and students working on computer networks, and over the internet. is operated by Creative Technology, a software company based in the UK. For more information about the service, or to sign up for a hosting account, please see the Signup page.