Kahoot! has served as a popular gamification tool that makes assessments interactive, competitive, and fun. This tool allows instructors to create quiz games that can be played during a synchronous class to increase student engagement or completed asynchronously by individual students to check comprehension.
Unfortunately, this tool update will highlight the new limitations that Kahoot has placed on its basic accounts. Please keep these new limitations in mind before you build Kahoots for your course:
- With a basic (free) account, Kahoot quizzes are now restricted to 10 players at a time. In a small seminar space, this won’t be a problem. If you have a large class, you might try breaking students into groups to do separate Kahoots, or try using a different tool.
- Enhanced capabilities have all been moved to Kahoot’s premium accounts. This includes incorporating slides, choosing from different question types, and configuring advanced settings. You will be able to use these when building a quiz, but the Kahoot will not run until you purchase a subscription.
Despite these new limitations, Kahoot may still be a useful tool for you to use with small groups of students or in an asynchronous fashion. You can also subscribe to a premium version for access to added capabilities if Kahoot is an integral part of your courses. If you are interested in using a synchronous quizzing tool that is similar to Kahoot, we recommend checking out Socrative! Next week’s post will focus on some of the updates to this tool that enhance its existing capabilities.