Kahoot! is one of the most popular and widely used classroom quizzing tools. It used to be largely free to use, however, that’s no longer the case. Since 2019, the site has required a subscription account for sessions with more than 10 players. While you can choose to pay this fee out of pocket, if you’re looking for a similar free tool there are alternatives! We recommend Quizalize.

Read on to learn more about this handy classroom live quizzing tool.


Quizalize is a classroom quiz-game website similar to Kahoot!Quizlet, and Quizizz. Premade quizzes are available (some are free and some are pay to use) and teachers can share the quizzes they create. You can use it to create standard multiple choice quizzes or setting up surveys to get student opinions or as a self-reflection tool. Students can even create their own questions to include in a quiz for their classmates. 

Students access the quiz from the web using a unique class code. Instructors can see how each student is progressing towards their goals and can choose whether or not to display this progress to the class. Teachers can also connect with Google Classroom through ZZish, which serves as the dashboard/tracking system for student data.

Quizalize also provides some handy data. For students, post-quiz they will see their score, the time it took them to answer each question and a list of all questions and the correct answers. On the instructor side, Quizalize displays a quick list of student performance, including pointing to which students may need more support. This data includes the past five quizzes.

This is one way that Quizalize differs from Kahoot!– it’s much more focused on pinpointing student knowledge gaps and makes it simple to see areas where students are lacking in understanding and need additional support.

Quizalize is geared more towards K-12 education (there are integrated standards for K-12) but there’s no reason you can’t use it in a higher education classroom, too.

Getting Started

While Kahoot! limits you to 10 players on the free tier, Quizalize opens that up a bit and offers you up to three classrooms and 15 activities. Like Kahoot!, they also offer premium tiers, which give you access to unlimited users and additional features. Because it’s not limited by user, however, for many users, the three classroom option will be more than enough.

To get started, you’ll head to the Quizalize website and begin the sign up process. You can choose to use your COD account or sign up with Google Classroom, Google, or Microsoft Office. Once your account is created, you’ll need to start creating classes so that students can access the materials you assign to them.

You’ll also want to create the quizzes you want to use in your courses. You can make your own quizzes or use pre-made ones from Quizalize or other educators.

Finally, you’ll assign your quizzes to students or set it up to play live in class.

When you’re done, you can use the assessment tools to see how students performed.

You can find additional support for using Quizalize features on the Quizalize Help Center.