Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to create a Kahoot! game.

Hi everyone! Today, I want to show you how to create a FUN quiz using Kahoot! If you haven't had a chance to read my previous post, you can check it out {HERE}. It shows how to play Kahoot! with your class. This post will focus on creating the game.

To get started, you need to create you FREE account at Below is a snapshot of their homepage. Click on the large purple box at the bottom to sign up.

Once you have your account, log in. Your screen will look as it does in the photo below. There are 3 types of Kahoots you can make. You can make a quiz, discussion, or survey. I'll focus on the quiz for today. Under where it says "Create new Kahoot!", click Quiz.

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Next, name your quiz and click Go!

Time to start with the questions! In the box next to "Question 1", type in your question. You may choose to add an image in the large gray box in the middle by clicking "choose image" and adding one from your computer. 

You can also adjust how much time the students have to answer the questions by clicking the time dropdown menu next to the question. You can select anywhere from 20 to 120 seconds. 

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You can also choose to have each question worth points, or no points. This can be done in the dropdown menu under the question box. (See picture below) I typically choose no points. I am not 100% certain what the formula is to get the point total for each student, but I know it has something to do with how quickly they answer the questions. In most of my quizzes, how fast they do the question isn't important to me. 

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Now, you can enter answer choices. You can have up to 4 choices per question. Once you enter all 4 choices, make sure you click on the answer that is correct! You'll know you have done this by seeing a green "Correct" box under the answer. It will not allow you to move on without selecting a correct answer.

When you're ready to do the next question, simply click "Add Question" and start the same process again. 

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When you are done with all of your questions, click "Save & Continue".You'll be asked a few questions about your quiz. Here, you can write a brief description of your quiz and what topics it covers. You can also add tags. Tags are keywords that others may type in to find a quiz on the same topic. Keep it public so that your students may join the game. When you're finished, click "Save & Continue".

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The final step is to add an image to your quiz. It's not necessary, but you have the option.

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Now you're ready to play! To learn how to play the game with your class, go back and read my first post about Kahoot {HERE}.

Oh, and want to know something even more awesome? You can share your quiz with your colleagues! You could each take a chapter and make a quiz and share! Cuts down on the work and adds to the fun!

To share a Kahoot! - Go to "My Kahoots" to see all of your games. Find the game you want to share and simply click "Share". Type in your colleague's name and it will be shared. Pretty cool!

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That's all you need to do to create a quiz! This was a long post, but I promise it only takes a few minutes to actually make your game! Please feel free to ask questions. I'd be happy to answer what I can. If you'd like more information, you can go to the Official Kahoot Blog.



  1. Katie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kahoot!! I used it in my class last year, and my kids couldn't get enough! I highly recommend using it! Such a great way to review. So glad you gals wrote this post!

    1. Hello!! When I first played Kahoot with my class, they could not have been more excited! They were so sad that the game was only 15 questions long! haha! :) I definitely agree, it is a great way to review. So happy that you love the game and that you enjoyed the post!

      Have a great day! :)

  2. My class absolutely LOVES Kahoot! We have class sets of Laptops so we are able to play it all the time! It really came in handy during time to prep for our state tests. Every class in our school now uses Kahoot to assess and engage their learners! Have you heard of Socrative. That is another interactive assessment tool. They have a game option as well as other options to assess students individually. We used that a long with Kahoot and another website for class discussions called Today's Meet!

    Thanks for spreading the word about Kahoot! It is a great tool for teachers to use!

    Tales from a Naturalista Teacha

    1. Hi Karmen!
      Thank you for the comment! :) That is so cool that you have a class set of laptops!! We have 3 computers in our room and 1 iPad. So when we want to play, we borrow iPads from other teachers to play in groups, or go to the computer lab to allow each student to have a computer. I just learned about Socrative this year at a professional development day. It seems very similar, but I haven't tried it yet. I've never heard of Today's Meet. I'll have to look into that!

      Thanks for the info!

      :) Katie



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