Real-time Interactive Quizzes: Popular Applications in Schools and Universities

There are quite a few of online quiz platforms that allow students to use their own devices to answer multiple choice questions and get the result in real-time. Our team compared some of the most popular in-class quiz platforms currently being used across K-12 and university settings.


Kahoot

Quizizz

Plickers
Teacher https://getkahoot.com https://quizizz.com/ https://www.plickers.com
Student https://kahoot.it https://quizizz.com/join/ Not required
iOS Apps for Student Yes
Yes Not required
Android Apps for Student Yes No Not required
iOS for teacher No No Yes
Android for teacher No No Yes
Free Yes Yes Yes
Student registration No required No required No required
Teacher-paced Yes No Yes
Player-paced Yes Yes No
Question displayed On teacher’s compute On player-devices On teacher’s computer
Students’ devices needed? Yes Yes No
Internet required? Yes Yes No
How many people can play at the same time? 4,000 2,000+ 63 cards
Homework mode? No Yes No
Public question bank? Yes Yes No
Question Type?
  • MCQ
  • Jumble
  • Discussion
  • Survey
  • MCQ
  • MCQ
  • Survey
  • True/False
Maximum number of options per question 4 4 4
Advantages
  • Speed
  • Fact
  • Ghost Mode
  • Homework mode
  • Student’s devices not required
Help Kahoot Tutorials Quizizz Resources Plickers Help

Please let us know if you want to know more about how to implement it in your own lesson, the e-Learning Team can provide personalized consultation and in-class support for you. If you have any enquiries, please contact Alan Wong (alanwnl@hku.hk) or the e-Learning team (elearning.edu@hku.hk) or drop into our office at MW542.

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