Kahoot is a game-based learning website that allows teachers and students to create, explore and play a variety of educational games. Kahoot uses the learning principles of gamification to make learners of different backgrounds and ages interesting, engaging and accessible. Kahut is simple and easy to use and its games can be played on any device. Students do not even need to log in to play the game of Kahut. They can only join using a shared zip code.
Kahuts There are games and challenges you can create using the tools provided by the platform. Your kahoots can embed a variety of questions and answers, including media content like videos and images and more. Kahoots can be hosted directly in the classroom (teaching mode) or assigned as self-accelerated learning challenges that students can play at their own pace (assigned mode). After completing the course, teachers can gain insights and statistics on student performance and identify learning difficulties.
Teachers use kahut for various educational purposes. Whether you’re teaching in a classroom, online, or using a hybrid form of content distribution, Kahoot can help you motivate students, increase their engagement, and drive their learning. Kahut is an excellent student-response system used for formative assessment. According to Kahut teachers Starter guide, Teachers use kahut for:
- “Introduce new topics.
- Review class and home content.
- Engage students through distance learning.
- Run constructive assessment.
- Teach interactive lessons.
- Break the ice and reward the class.
- Gather student opinions.
- Increase creativity and teamwork.
- Engage colleagues with professional development. “
The purpose of this post is to help teachers, educators and parents, especially those new to Kahut, discover the various features and services that this platform offers. I believe that Kahut has great educational potential if you use it properly with your students. Kahut is a lot of fun to play but the fun part is not its own end but an effective learning tool.
A quick note on vocabulary before you start reading reviews. The word kahoot is spelled in two ways: when it is used in its capital form ‘kahoot’ it refers to a platform or website and when it is used in the lower case ‘kahoot’ it refers to games created using the Kahoot platform.
Here are some of the key features provided by Kahoot:
1- Kahut group
Group is a relatively new feature in Kahut and is currently open to teachers only. Teachers can easily form groups and invite their colleagues to join and share their experiences with each other. As a group admin, you have complete control over the privacy of your group.
To create a group, log in to your Kahut account and click on ‘Groups’ then select ‘Create Groups’. Type the name and description for your group and hit ‘Create’. Further, cClick ‘Invite Members’ to start inviting others to your group. You can add members via Kahoot username or email, or use the invitation code you generate to share with them. Click ‘Group Settings’ to edit options about who can share content in the group, whether to allow members to invite others to the group. To make the list of members visible to the whole group or not.
2- How to make Kahut
To create your first cohort, log in to your account and click ‘Create cohort’. You can use Kahut pre-made templates or start a new Kahut from scratch. There are six amazing Kahut templates that you can customize to your liking. These are: Kahut for formative assessment, Discussion with poles, Teach with slides, Practice spelling and adjectives with puzzles, Introduce new topics with ‘Blind’ Kahut, and a template inspired by a high-aid instructor. Click on ‘New Kahut’ to start a new Kahut from scratch.
Type your questions, give answers and mark the correct answers. Use the left hand panel to set the time limit for your questions (minimum 5 seconds and maximum 4 minutes) and assign points. There are different question types to choose from: quiz, true or false, poll, puzzle, open and more. The query editor also includes a math equation editor that allows you to insert different maths Signs in your questions. For answers, you can choose between single select (players can choose only one answer) and multi-select (multiple answers can be selected before submitting it).
To make your cohort comprehensive and accessible to all types of disciples, be sure to enrich them with media content. Just click the “+” button in the center of the page or drag and drop the image to upload. You can add images, GIFs and videos. Use Kahoot’s search functionality to find media in their library. Only premium members have unlimited access to images and GIFs.
Once your first question is created, you can duplicate it or click ‘Add Question’ to add more questions. You can preview your cohort before sharing by clicking Preview in the top right corner. When you are done click on Save then give your kahoot a descriptive title and a short description. Now that your kahut is ready, you can test it, play it or share it with others. There are a variety of sharing options to choose from: Share directly on social media, via email, share or remind in Google Classroom, or use generated code.
3- How to organize Kahut (tea mode)
As a teacher, you can engage students directly in the classroom or on video. This is a great way to conduct group discussions, evaluate student participation in the learning process, and promote collaborative teamwork in the classroom. Kahuts played in class are displayed on a shared screen for each student to watch. Using their computers or mobile devices, students can easily join live games.
To conduct live kahut in class: First select the cohort you want to host then click on ‘Play’ and select ‘Teach’ mode. Next, adjust the game settings. For example, you can choose between Player vs. Player mode or Team vs. Team mode. Previously, students would communicate with each other using their own tools; In later times, they may gather around shared devices or use their own personal devices. Game options you can work on include: randomly order the questions and answers, show minimal introductory instructions, add music, use personalized learning (i.e., let players practice difficult questions after a live game), use a friendly nickname generator (i.e. , To avoid inappropriate nicknames in the game), and more.
“By default, questions are displayed on the shared screen when students tap Answer the tiles on their device. If you want students to see the Q&A options on their device (for example, if you have a large classroom or students join remotely), toggle this setting: Show questions and answers on players’ devices. After the game is over, you can access the report page to see the results and evaluate the students’ performance.
How to assign students Kahut (Assign Mode)
Unlike the teaching mode, the assignment mode allows students to play kahut at their own pace. Self-pace cohorts can be used as homework assignments, a way to expand learning beyond the classroom.
Here’s how to put one together for use with beginner-fast pigeons: Open the box you want to host for your students and click on Play and select Assign. Set deadlines for students to complete the kahut and work on other options there. When you’re done, create the generated link and click Catch and share it with your students (e.g. via email, Google Classroom, Remind, Microsoft Teams, etc.) or you can share a kahoot PIN. Again, when students complete the challenge, you can access the results in the report section.
Create a course on Kahut
You can create courses on Kahut by linking to Kahut series that can be easily assigned to students. The course allows you to “link a series of cohorts and assign them to students as courses. The course enables you to track progress with detailed course reports, send reminders, and edit content to meet student needs.” And click ‘Create a syllabus.’ Enter a title and a short description for your course and choose whether you want to make it public or private. You can also add a cover image then click ‘Create’. Add Kahuts, use the search box to find Kahuts. You can add up to 10 Kahuts.
The Kahut Library embeds 100 million public-ready Kahuts. You can use this quote as an inspiration for your future quotes or you can use it with your own students. You can also copy and edit these cohorts to meet your study needs.
To find pre-made cohorts, click Discovery and use the search bar to begin your search. Type a few keywords and phrases and use filters (e.g. subject, grade level, etc.) to find specific phrases. Alternatively, you can access featured Kahut, such as collections by verified tutors and premium partners, you can also check out the top picks to see the weekly curated featured Kahut by Kahoot’s editorial team. Once you find the ones you are interested in, you can add them to your favorites list, play them right away, or duplicate them so you can edit them later.
The report is a section of your account where you can view statistics about your students’ performance and track their progress. For example, in the summary section, you will get insights on how many students participated in Kahut, how many of them answered, which questions were the most difficult, which students needed help and much more. You will be able to learn in the question scene, where learning difficulties occur during the play, the correct total percentage of questions, how long it took students to answer the questions, and much more.
Finally, there is also Kahoot Academy, a service I reviewed in a previous post at educatorstechnology.com. Check it out to learn more.
Kahut Kahoot offers a variety of subscription plans (plus, pro, premium and premium +) with Premium + up to 2000 players per game compared to 50 in Plus, 100 in Pro and 200 in Premium.