Modified: July 7th 2021

Kahoot! glossary

Welcome to the Kahoot! glossary for our community of business users. Here, we highlight key features and phrases that appear on our platform. Please note that the features and functionality available to you depend on your Kahoot! plan. For more information on our range of plans, visit the Kahoot! at work pricing page. This page is periodically updated and is available here.

A “kahoot” is the name given to the quizzes and presentations created on Kahoot!.

Present live
Present a kahoot live, either in-person or via any video conferencing platform. Questions appear on the shared screen and participants answer on their device. However, you can change the settings so questions appear alongside the answer alternatives on both the shared screen and the participants’ devices.

Self-paced challenges
Participants complete self-paced challenges asynchronously anywhere, anytime – on desktop or mobile. Questions and answers appear on the learner’s device.

Kahoot! tournaments
Host several kahoots and combine the scores to create a tournament.

Link a series of self-paced kahoots and assign it for participants to complete asynchronously – on desktop or mobile. Track progress in reports and send reminders to boost completion rates.

The host is the person who presents live kahoots and navigates through the slides and questions.

Player ID
Identify the player behind the nickname, via email addresses or other parameters, and track progress over a series of live or self-paced kahoots.

Question types

Kahoot! has developed a range of question types to use in a number of situations, including to test knowledge during training sessions, spark discussions in presentations and meetings, and boost audience interaction during events.

Assessment question types:

The classic question type. Write up to four answer alternatives for participants to choose from. Use images as answers for extra engagement.

Reinforce key messages, and check if participants are paying attention with quick-fire true/false questions.

Ask participants to drag and drop four tiles into the correct order. Puzzles are great for improving focus and driving deeper understanding.

Type answer
Test how well participants recall content, and remove guesswork by asking them to type short answers of up to 20 characters.

Polling and discussion question types:

Gather instant opinions and feedback with polls. Add up to four options for participants to choose from and discuss the outcomes as a group.

Word cloud
Ask participants to type a short response. The most popular responses are then displayed in a word cloud for everyone to see and discuss.

Open-ended question
Spark discussions and collect feedback by asking participants to type free-form responses of up to 250 characters.

Keep everyone engaged and energized during in-person and virtual meetings by collecting, discussing, and voting on ideas.

Interactive presentation features:

Slider importer
Create an interactive presentation by importing a slide deck and adding intuitive question types. Our slide importer supports .PPT, .key, and PDFs.

Choose from 10 slide layouts and give players more context! Reinforce knowledge by adding slides of information between questions.

Premium image library
Create visually engaging kahoots with our premium image library, which features millions of high-quality pictures from Getty Images.

Admin tools and collaboration

To improve the Kahoot! experience for enterprises, we introduced new tiers of user roles: Owner, admins, members, and limited members.

The owner has the highest level of access. Only they can access and manage billing matters; add more licenses; assign admin privileges; view and download invoices; and upgrade, downgrade, or cancel a subscription.

An admin can access all features and functionality, except for permissions reserved for the owner. They can invite and remove members from the team (based on the number of licenses set by the owner); set user roles; create and edit groups; change the team’s name and logo; and access any kahoot in the shared team space.

This is the default role during onboarding. Members can access every section of the platform, but they cannot extend invitations or purchase licenses. They can edit groups; host, assign, and edit any kahoot in the shared team space; and view advanced visual reports.

Limited member
A limited member does not have access to all the organization’s kahoots or shared space. They can be invited to groups and have their own folder within the shared space. They can host, assign, and edit kahoots shared with them but can only see reports of their own kahoots.

Usage reports
A usage report enables account owners and admins to monitor large-scale activity across their organization.

Team space
Build an organization-wide library of content in your team space, where colleagues can co-create and share kahoots for each other to host.

Share kahoots in groups for internal colleagues from any internal team, department, or office and external workers (such as freelancers and contractors) to host. External group members are responsible for their own plan and billing. Internal members can join groups from their own Kahoot! account or from an account assigned to them by their organization.

Question bank
Save time when creating kahoots by reusing or customizing content from the question bank.

Kahoot! plans

Kahoot! at work offers a range of plans for business users, with each plan consisting of varying player limits and feature sets to match the requirements of different use cases.

Player limit
Depending on your Kahoot! plan, you can host kahoots for up to 2000 participants.

Our one-time event plans also come with set player limits:

  • Kahoot! Event Bronze: 100 players
  • Kahoot! Event Silver: 2000 players
  • Kahoot! Event Gold: 2000 players