Remote Learning

Kahoot Zapp Adds Zoom Integration

Learning quiz program company Kahoot! has announced a new version of its application specifically for Zoom, allowing users to access, host and play Kahoot games directly in Zoom meetings. The announcement came during Zoom's October user conference, Zoomtopia. Release of "Kahoot Zapp" is planned for later this year, the two companies reported.

To run the integration, the meeting host preloads the "kahoot" (an individual quiz or game) and loads the ID for the game into the "zapp." During the Zoom session, he or she will see a Zapp icon at the bottom of the screen. Clicking that will bring up a list of games preloaded. The host chooses the one to play, clicks "send" and the game will open for all Zoom participants to join.

Kahoot Zapp Adds Zoom Integration

The host will also be able to view gameplay data and send out an invitation to play the games to those who missed the meeting. Meeting participants can go to their own Kahoot app afterwards to review their scores and replay the game to improve the results.

"As businesses and schools around the world have adjusted to a new reality with remote learning and virtual teams, this is a perfect time to bring a seamless Kahoot experience to Zoom meetings," said Kahoot CEO, Eilert Hanoa, in a press release. "Zoom is one of the most popular video conference platforms on which our users host and play kahoot games, as well as presentations fueled by Kahoot. We're excited to bring this new integration to support educators and remote teams."

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.