Today we will discuss how is a Kahoot created a step by step guide. Kahoot is an educational tool that works like a game, where those who progress the fastest in the answers to the questions are rewarded. Surely many times when entering class, you need to review what was discussed in the previous class; Or maybe you need to remember some definitions or some vocabulary with the students, Or you simply want to take the pulse to see if they are assimilating some key concepts of the subject.
Instead of a boring questionnaire, or trying to throw questions into the air waiting for someone’s voluntary initiative to answer, you can ask a series of questions from gamification, offering a series of possible answers to choose from within a time limit of just a few seconds, and can be answered individually or in a group. And using mobile devices like push buttons as the best of contests.
Kahoot allows you to do all of that.
It is about designing an interface or board to play, called Kahoot, where questions regarding the content that the teacher introduces will appear, such as irregular verbs in English, types of triangles, characteristics of a pictorial work …
Obviously, the first thing would be to register and choose to access through the option for teachers or any other, and then create our personal profile either from our social profiles or from the manual entry of an email account.
To create a Kahoot, we must have a user account at getkahoot.com. This account is free.
- We visit getkahoot.com and click on “Sign up for free”.
- Then it asks us what type of user we are (teacher, student over 16 years old, business, etc.).
- Finally, we have to choose a username, leave an email address and choose a password:
- We will receive a welcome message from “Team Kahoot” at the email address we have specified.
From now on, we can already enter getkahoot.com with our username and password to create Kahoots and to use them in class. You just need to go to “Sign In” and enter our information:
The first screen allows us to view our history and create new activities:
In the upper bar, we see the “New K!” Button, which is used to create a Kahoot activity. To your right is “My Kahoots”, to see the list of activities that we have created, that have been shared with us or that we have duplicated from other users’ creations. Then we see “Public Kahoots”, which is used to search for Kahoot created by others. Finally, there are links to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ), technical support (“Support”) and our account (profile, results of activities carried out, password…).
The central part of the screen contains a random “banner” with proposals on the use of Kahoot. There is also a shortcut to creating the different types of Kahoot that exist:
1) Quiz. The most popular. Multiple choice questions, generally on a competitive basis.
2) Jumble. Order (phrases, ideas from a text, etc.)
3) Discussion. Through their devices, students propose aspects to discuss, which will appear on the screen of the class.
4) Survey. To do surveys, with multiple-choice questions.
Some statistics and links appear in the right third.
At the moment, it is not possible to combine these types of questions in a single activity.
Creation of a “Quiz” (test, test).
The first screen asks us for the general data of the test: title, description, representative image (optional), if all Kahoot users can see it (“everyone”) or if we want it only for ourselves (“Only Me”), the language in which it is written and the target audience. There is also space for credits and to include an introductory video (explaining a grammatical topic, leading to comprehension activities, etc.). When we have entered at least the mandatory information (where it says “required”), we click “Ok, go”.
The next screen allows us to add the first question. It also offers us the possibility of changing the data that we have entered on the previous screen, through the pencil icon in the upper right.
To create the first question, we must click on “Add question”. Then the page will appear where we can write the questions, the answer options and establish other parameters such as the time we give them to answer, if the question gives points or not, if it contains an image or video, etc.
In the first field, “Question”, we must write the question. It cannot exceed 90 characters.
Then we enter at least 2 answers and click on the round with the “tick” to the right of each option to mark which one or what are the correct options (there may be more than one correct answer).
There is a drop-down menu that allows you to determine the time limit to answer each question, which ranges from 5 to 120 seconds. Next to it, we have the button to activate or deactivate the points. That is, we can decide that a question does not award points for the classification of the game.
At the top right of the screen is the space to add a photo or video to the question. The video must be from Youtube.
The last line allows you to add credits.
A question could go like this
When we have already filled in all the necessary fields, we click on the “Next” button in the upper right corner. This will take us to the screen that allows us to add more questions or save the questionnaire from administering it and/or to edit it on another occasion.
From the list of questions, which appears every time we save one, we can modify the time limit, edit the created question, duplicate it or delete it. To do this, we use the buttons on the right side of each question.
If we decide to finish the questionnaire and save it, we will click on “Save”, and we will see this screen:
At this time, the questionnaire is already saved. If we click on “I’m done”, we will see the Kahoot list from our Kahoot account. If not, we can choose the option to re-edit the questionnaire and its questions (“Edit it”), preview it (“Preview It”), play with this questionnaire (“Play it”) or share it (“Share it”).