How to add a video to kahoot: check out this step-by-step guide and make your kahoots more fun and engaging today!
You can add videos from YouTube and Vimeo to your kahoots. Each question can have a video, and you can have a video play in the lobby's background (only from YouTube).
📱 For guidance on the creator in our mobile app, read this article.
✂️ Shortcuts ✂️
- Videos in questions
- Video in lobby
- Why my lobby video is not playing?
- Why am I unable to add a video?
Videos in questions
It's important to know how to add a video to kahoot as question videos can play an important role during gameplay. They can explain a key concept, offer subtle or obvious clues, or encourage participants to think carefully and be patient before answering.
☝️ Each question can only have one image or video. Learn about uploading an image or our image library.
- Click anywhere in the Find and insert media box when adding a question.
- A menu will appear with different media options. Choose Videos to search YouTube videos or add a direct link to a Vimeo video.
- In the YouTube section, default results are based on your question text. Enter a word or phrase into the search bar to update results. Click on related tags just below the search bar to narrow results. Click on a video to select it.
In the Vimeo section, you have to insert a direct link to the video. You can copy this link directly from the Vimeo platform. It's not currently possible to search through Vimeo videos within kahoot creator.
To only play a portion of the video set the Start video at and Stop video at times. You can type these in manually or play the video and use the Set buttons to set a time value to the video's current playtime. The video cannot play for longer than the question timer.
Click the Add button to add the video to your question.
Done! You've just learned how to add a video to kahoot.
Video in lobby
Wondering how to add a video to kahoot lobby?
☝️ Only YouTube videos can be added to kahoot lobby. It is currently not possible to add lobby videos from Vimeo or other providers.
- . Enter the kahoot creator.
💡 To edit an existing kahoot of yours, find it in the Library tab and click the pencil button ✎.
- Click the Settings button at the top of the creator.
- Paste the link to the YouTube video into the Lobby video field.
💡 A lobby video will repeat in the background while participants join a live game. This is a useful opportunity to present an instructional or informative video your kahoot is based on. Or you can embed a music video to serve as custom lobby music.
Why my lobby video is not playing?
☝️ Most modern browsers have updated their policies around auto-playing videos.
☝️ If the lobby video doesn't autoplay, you can click anywhere on the video to get it going. After that, you can use the play button in the top right of your screen to start/stop it as needed.
Why am I unable to add a video?
When adding a video to your kahoot, it may appear to be stuck in a loading process, or you may encounter an error. This is usually due to network connection restrictions, or due to 3rd party software.
☝️ It is quite common for schools to block or restrict Youtube access and other domains, and this is a result of that. If you encounter this problem, please get in touch with your schools IT department or admin and ask if they can whitelist the following YouTube domains:
☝️ As this type of restriction doesn’t originate from our end, it’s not something we are able to fix, and it requires someone with admin rights to your network to be able to solve the issue.
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