Good point about the buttons. I must admit I am still getting fully to grips with the Hot Potatoes stuff, and each time I do a new exercise I get a bit better at it. I shall go back to the exercises and delete the unecessary buttons when I get time.
As a general point to anyone reading though, I would say that the Hot Potatoes stuff is an excellent set of tools for doing this kind of thing. After we start new budgets again in April, I intend to buy a selection of the Content Generator applications and use these with the Hot Potatoes stuff to enhance the lessons for the summer term even further.
Agreed about hot spuds - a fantastic tool and pretty simple to use.
Once you have come to terms with the the navigation options you can start to build up a series of activities covering a range of skills/activities at different ability levels. You can also link to existing learning objects published externally. This is something I frequently do
Here is an example of a lesson for Year 10 on Roman Medicine.
And here is one about Medieval medicine
Hot spuds is also very useful for literacy work (literacy is a significant barrier to learning in the school I work in). Word games and quizzes can be used in association with your existing resources to get pupils to use key words fluently and with understanding.
A Hot Potatoes created lesson for Year 7can be found here along with lesson plan (I admit to writing them sometimes )