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Mastering Kahoot: A Comprehensive Guide

Updated: Jan 27

Kahoot guide for students

Section 1: How to Use Kahoot to Play Live Without an Account

Kahoot is an exciting learning platform that doesn't always require an account. You can jump right into live games hosted by your teacher or friends.

Step 1: How to Join a Live Kahoot Game:

1.1. Open a web browser on your computer or a mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).

1.2. Your teacher or game host will provide a unique Game PIN for the live Kahoot session.

1.3. On your first device or window, go to the Kahoot website ( or use the Kahoot app if you have it installed.

1.4. Click on "Enter PIN" on the top right corner of the screen.

1.5. Enter the Game PIN provided by your teacher and click "Join."

1.6. Choose a nickname and wait for your teacher to start the game.

Step 2: Playing Kahoot

2.1. Once you've joined the game, you'll see the questions and answer options displayed on your main screen. Depending on the device you use and whether the host has selected the "show questions on player's device", the answers may not appear here.

2.2. Pay close attention to the shared screen, which will display questions, answer timers, and point totals.

2.3. In a second window OR on your second device (e.g., smartphone or tablet), open a web browser and go to the Kahoot website ( or use the Kahoot app.

2.4. Enter the game PIN on your second browser in the desktop or on a second device.

2.5. Use the second device to select the answer by tapping the corresponding color and shape as shown on the shared screen.

2.6. Earn points for correct answers and quick responses.

Section 2: How to Create an Account, Use Kahoot as a Student, and Create Your Own Games

Creating an account on Kahoot allows you to access additional features, create your own quizzes, and track your progress.

Step 1: Create a Kahoot Account

1.1. Visit the Kahoot website ( or download the Kahoot app.

1.2. Click on "Sign Up" to create your own Kahoot account.

1.3. You can sign up using your email address, Google, Microsoft, or Apple account.

Step 2: Using Kahoot as a Student

2.1. Log in to your Kahoot account with the credentials you provided during registration.

2.2. Browse the available Kahoot quizzes or search for specific topics.

2.3. Join live games using the Game PIN provided by your teacher or classmates.

2.4. Play solo quizzes in "Practice" mode to review and study on your own.

Step 3: Creating Your Own Kahoot Quiz

3.1. From your Kahoot dashboard, click "Create" to start making your own Kahoot quiz.

3.2. Add questions, answer options, and explanations to build your custom quiz.

3.3. Enhance your Kahoot by incorporating images, videos, and other multimedia elements.

3.4. Save and share your quiz with classmates or use it to challenge yourself.

Section 3: How to Use Kahoot as a Teacher

Teachers can utilize Kahoot to engage students, assess their understanding, and create interactive lessons.

Step 1: Sign in as a Teacher

1.1. Visit the Kahoot website ( or use the Kahoot app.

1.2. Log in to your Kahoot account using your teacher credentials.

Step 2: Create and Host a Kahoot Game

2.1. Click on "Create" to make your own Kahoot quiz or explore the "Discover" section to find pre-made quizzes.

2.2. Customize your Kahoot quiz with questions, multimedia, and answer options.

2.3. Save your Kahoot and choose "Play" to host a live game with your students.

2.4. Share the Game PIN with your students, who will follow the steps outlined in Section 1 to join and play the game.

2.5. Facilitate learning, review, or assessment through interactive gameplay.

Conclusion: Unlock the Full Potential of Kahoot

Kahoot is a versatile tool that enhances learning experiences for students and simplifies the teaching process for educators. Whether you're a student looking to join games, create quizzes, or a teacher wanting to engage your class, Kahoot has something for everyone. Enjoy the gamified learning experience!

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