changing time limit per questions for all questions

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  • Official comment

    Hi all! Just want to pop in as a show of appreciation. This is a great idea! While bulk actions for multiple questions at once while creating/editing a kahoot is not something that's currently possible, one thing that might help here for the time being is our question importer tool. This only allows importing of quiz questions. But it does offer a way to quickly adjust timers within a spreadsheet. Here's how I might use this for a 100-question kahoot.

    1. Create all 100 questions in the spreadsheet template. Keep this file safe, as it'll basically serve as your key list whenever you want to make bulk changes.
    2. Since 100 is the max allowed in a kahoot, I see no point in trying to update an existing kahoot in this case. So just create a new kahoot (perhaps add a version number or similar identifier to the kahoot title) and import the spreadsheet template.
    3. Now run through the questions and make any additional changes necessary, like switching certain questions from "quiz" to some other type of question.

    I realize this workaround may not be adequate in many situations. But if you think it can help save you time, feel free to try it.

    Know that your feedback for this is heard and we'll see what we can do.

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    Bryan
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  • (did you mean 20 seconds to 30 seconds for 100 questions?)
    Yes, this is SOOO frustrating!  I was told by a representative that,  "This is mainly due to the fact that different question types may require longer to answer than others. Thus we allow each question to have its own timer." 
    Fine! But then shouldn't one be able to choose one's OWN default time for all questions, then adjust the few that may need more or less time as needed?  
    Having to adjust EACH question to what a teacher would like (for me usually 10 seconds per question) to be their default time for their students seems very counter intuitive. 

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    ouestledindon
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  • I agree that an option to change the time limit for all questions at once would be extremely useful!

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    PeggyR
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  • Yes, I agree. This is an important editing feature that we teachers need!

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    tomg2017
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  • Dear Kahoot!,

    Please add this as an option.

    Thank you.

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    Ms_Sullivan_ICA
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  • The individual questions can still have an option to set their own time, I just want the option to change the default from 20 seconds to 10.

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    lhbach
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  • The official suggestion to import questions isn't a solution. Given I often duplicate other people's Kahoots to save time and effort, I'm not looking to remanufacture a ready-made wheel. We need this option!

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    rodriguez_g73
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  • HERE HERE SO SAY WE ALL!  This shouldn't even be an Issue.   Please Mr./Mrs./M  Kahoot! Programer, take 20 Min and make this happen. 

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    dlibera
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  • Thanks, Bryan, for the official comment. I have to say, I'm trying out Kahoot Max+ this year and the fact that basic QOL features like this don't exist is extremely puzzling to me.

    While we're at it though, is there not an "export" option to go with the "import" option? I can't seem to figure out how to export a quiz to the xlsx format so that I can make quick changes to the questions and re-upload it. Having the option to import but no option to export makes no sense at all. Hopefully I'm just missing something.

    On the subject of making no sense, why am I limited to 120 characters per question? For the life of me I can't imagine a good reason for this. I would like to incorporate multiple step word problems into my Kahoots, but it's difficult due to this arbitrary and unnecessary limitation. I have to type the questions into word or notepad, then take a screenshot and upload the question as media. It's irritating and time consuming to have to work around the 120-character limit. Also, I teach special education math and a lot of my kids struggle with reading but need to practice doing multiple step word problems using text to speech. If I have to upload an image file, the text to speech doesn't work. I could break the question up into parts or something, but why? I'm paying $155 a year for this tool, there is no reason for me to have to find a workaround.

    To be honest, I'm not planning on renewing my Max subscription. I assumed a lot of the features I wanted were just locked by a paywall and I had to buy the subscription to access them. Unfortunately, it seems like even buying a subscription doesn't get me access to basic features that a platform as venerable as Kahoot should have had a long time ago.

    I'm sure losing one subscription won't make any kind of impact on a company that has been around as long as Kahoot. Consider though, not everyone who uses your platform is tech-illiterate. More people would probably buy a subscription if it meant we'd get the tools we're used to having on other platforms and services.

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    MrIsaiah
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