Kahoot! is an internet enabled educational platform that offers game-like teaching and learning tools.
Enabling students to learn through play is one of Kahoot’s greatest perks, hence the spike in growing numbers of educators and other professionals using the tool to ramp up all sorts of learning engagement. But why choose Kahoot!? The answer is simple: Kahoot! is user-friendly; it is as comprehensive as it is sharable, deployable, compatible, embeddable, and more!
It is no secret that Kahoot! has helped teachers and their students, all around the globe, achieve their highest potential. But what makes Kahoot! successful in its entirety isn’t limited to educational needs.
Kahoot! is often used as a morale booster, bringing together classmates, trivia fans, and lifelong learners to play fun games. Those who have played Kahoot! understand the thrill of being challenged, especially because anyone can create a Kahoot! in minutes.
Find out for yourself just how easy it is to maneuver around Kahoot!’s website by following these steps as we show you how to make a Kahoot! game. Plus, sign up to enjoy a free live virtual class to play a set of Kahoot! games and learn Scratch coding.
Steps to how to start a Kahoot! game
Create a free Kahoot! account by going to the Kahoot! website and clicking on the ‘Sign up’ button located in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Choose your account type (teacher, student, personal, etc.) and describe your workplace (school, business, other, etc.). After choosing your workplace you will be prompt to enter an email, password. You are set!
Kahoot! offers free as well as paid plans. The free version is adequate to help you start a Kahoot! game. Just follow the steps below!
Step 1: Create a Kahoot! account
On the top right corner of the screen, click the Create button. Think about what kind of a quiz/game you would like to create because in the next step, you’ll have multiple choices for your question type.
Step 2: Select a quiz type
On the left of the screen, click on the Add question button, then select Quiz which will allow for multiple choice answer. For this game, we will have four choices to choose from, however, there will only be one correct answer.
Step 3: Add questions
Enter the question at the top (look for the text “Start typing your question”) and at the bottom of the screen, give your audience some answers to choose from. Replace the text Add answer 1, Add answer 2, etc. with the answers of your choice and be sure that at least one of them is correct. You will want to click on the circle next to the correct answer. The background of the circle should change the color to green, and a white checkmark will appear to indicate that is the correct answer. Repeat Step 2 and 3 to add more questions to your quiz/game.
Step 4: Quiz type and timer
You may also want to have a true/false question(s) in your game. Good news is you do not need to start over. All you need to do is change Question type to True or Falls which is located at the top right corner. The same goes for setting a timer for answering a question. By default, your question is set to 20 second time limit. You can change it to your preference. Look for Question type and Time limit on the right upper side of the screen.
Step 5: You’re done!
Once you have all the questions for your Kahoot! game, it is time to finalize it. Click on the Done button on the left top corner and you will be prompted to give your project a title and description. Entering text in the description box is optional.
Step 6: Take action now or later
After you click on continue in the previous step, you will be prompted to either test your game, play your game, or share it with others. Select one or just click Done and you will see your game in the library.
You can always edit your game once it is stored in your library.
After you create your own Kahoot! game
Now you know how to create your own Kahoot! Games you make on Kahoot! can be personalized and used as a study guide.
Perhaps you would like to make a Kahoot! quiz to retain important keynotes after you take a Scratch coding class. Kahoot! makes it easy to do just that!
Starting a new game is not necessary. You can build on top of what you already have by clicking on the Edit button and changing or adding question and answer options.
The Edit button, found next to the Play button, will bring you back to the part before you clicked on Done, and from there you can modify your existing work.
The possibilities are endless. With Kahoot!'s easy-to-use interface, it is your world. So make it as fun and educational as you please, and unleash your creativity.
Dig even more into Kahoot! fun with our upcoming free online Learn Scratch Coding with Kahoot! event for kids.
Written by Sandra Dizdarevic, a Create & Learn instructor with 6 years of experience teaching STEM to children in the 3rd through 11th grade. She has an Undergraduate as well as a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from UNO.