Kahoot is DESIGNED to encourage CHEATING. Please fix!

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    s_enriquez

    I support you 100%--your suggestion makes perfect sense. Since I'm a newby at this, I will only use this platform for fun review games and informal assessment until the option you suggested is implemented.

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    laverackpaul

    My students tell me all the time how much they prefer Kahoots over the old paper quizzes, and I can see that it generates a thrill in the room while they play.

    But it is beginning to dawn on my students how the reports feature can be turned to their advantage—students in two separate courses I'm teaching this semester have independently begun to take advantage of this gap in the design.

    Unless the Kahoot software engineers come up with a fix soon, I will have to abandon the app and go back to the old paper quizzes to get an accurate measure of student knowledge and preparation.

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    laverackpaul

    I'm ready to upgrade to the paid version of the app, if you create a feature allowing teachers to keep the results private, so our quizzes retain long-term value.

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    Mdushi

    I agree with all of the comments above. 

    Also, please allow teachers to download a class list from an excel format or type in names.  I would definitely upgrade if it had features to make this an assignment.

    It is great review and keeps the pace going quickly.  Even being able look at how the reviews went would tell me where I should focus my instructions. 

    Honestly it is pretty unclear how upgrading really helps me.

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    nowakgrazyna

    I support this feature as well.

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    RTWChubBrother

    Totally agree.

    I love kahoots, but there are a few flaws. If these gaps and cracks in the system were cared for, I would definitely be in for the pay.

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    aliciabasar

    I JUST realized this today, unfortunately way too late.  My entire final exam was on kahoot and now one student has the entire thing.  Just shameful.  What is the point of "private"???

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    bcit_power_engineer

    I did not know this until today ... all the hours I put in are down the drain!!

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    laverackpaul

    This was a problem before the global pandemic, but now that all of my classes have gone online all the time, and I have to administer even my midterm and final exams electronically, this flaw in the design has become even more dire, and in urgent need of repair.

    Fix this problem, and I will sign up as a paying member the same day.

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    RPucci

    I support this suggestion fully.  I wasn't aware of this feature until a student recently told me he had all the questions and answers ..... I was surprised to learn this feature exists and I agree it needs to be changed.  Or as was suggested, changed if you mark your quizzes as private

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    reelbeal3

    Kahoots! has been such a welcomed teaching tool.  It's akin to the world of gaming and students become so excited and have fun playing it, while simultaneously learning.  In the current and increasingly online learning environment, Kahoots! can play a vital role in bringing learning to life! 

    It is unfortunate, however, that there are no safeguards against students gaining access to quiz materials.  This problem does not bode well for teachers, and it ultimately won't bode well for your company.  It would already be a concern to know a student accessed exam materials.  However, now with all of the expanded online instruction going on, there is an added incentive to identify resources that circumvent a student's access to proprietary materials.  I sincerely hope your organization will take a serious look at how this issue can be resolved.  

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