What is Kahoot?

Kahoot! is a game-based quiz learning platform involving multiple-choice quizzes that can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app on desktop and mobile.

Your teacher may present a live Kahoot in-person on a big screen or remotely via video on Teams. You can answer questions on your own device.

How to join a game

To join a Kahoot your tutor is hosting simply scan the QR Code with your device that appears or use the Game Pin and navigate to https://kahoot.it/

Enter the game pin, and your name, if you have an account you can sign in, if not select ‘Continue as a guest’, you are now ready for when the game starts.

Join a Kahoot

How to sign up to Kahoot

  1. Click on the Sign up button
  2. Choose your account type (in this case you should choose ‘Student’.)
  3. Enter your date of birth
  4. Create a username
  5. Complete your login using Microsoft making sure to use your college account and password.

How to Play a Game of Kahoot

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Find a game to play – click Discover on the top navigation bar to search from our library of millions, or choose a game from one of our collections.
  3. Click Play.
  4. When the screen launches, choose the Classic game.
  5. The game lobby launches, displaying a unique game PIN, for all players to see.
  6. Players use their own devices, e.g. a phone, to join the game via kahoot.it or the Kahoot! app, by entering the PIN and their nickname.
  7. Once all players are in the game lobby, click Start.
  8. Players answer the questions they see on the shared screen with their devices. Each answer option on the shared screen is inside a box with a specific color and shape that matches the boxes displayed on the players’ screen.
  9. After each question, a leaderboard showing the top 5 players is displayed. Players see their points and place on their own devices.
  10. At the end of the game, the winner’s nickname appears on the shared screen, and players see their final place on their device.