When you create a new kahoot, the first thing you’ll need to choose is the game type. Currently, game types (or “kahoot type”) are defined by two main factors: how you expect players to answer, and if you want to award points to players for certain answers. Currently, a kahoot’s game type cannot be changed, so be sure to choose wisely!
How players will answer
- Multiple-choice: players will see between two to four answer options and must choose a shape/color tile on their device matching the answer they think is correct.
- Sorting: Players will see four answer options and must place the corresponding shapes/color tiles in the correct order on their device. Downloadable and advanced reports are not available for sorting games.
If players can earn points
When you host a kahoot, you will always see a chart after each question showing everyone how many players chose each answer. But you may see other data between questions depending on the game type.
- Competitive: You can enable/disable awarding points for each question and set which answers will earn players points. A top 5 player leaderboard will show between questions, players will see on their own devices who they’re behind, and a full leaderboard is included in downloadable and advanced reports.
- Informative: There are no wrong answers, points, or leaderboards.
Additional notes about game types
- Quiz: While you can set more than one answer for a question as correct, players can’t submit more than one answer per question. Players will earn points as long as the answer they chose is marked as correct.
- Jumble: Every question must have exactly four answers. Downloadable and advanced reports are not yet available for sorting games.
- Survey: While quizzes let you enable/disable points on each question, survey questions always have points disabled. You also can’t enable points for survey questions later on.
- Discussion: Intended for quickly asking an audience a single survey question, discussions are identical to surveys except that they only allow you to add one question.