Quizizz

Quiz tool has evolved to become interactive lesson platform

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Based on 35 reviews

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Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

3–12

Subjects & Skills

College & Career Prep

Great for

Assessment, Formative Assessment, Professional Learning

Price: Free, Paid
Platforms: Web

Pros: Answer explainers, audio/video responses, and asynchronous assignments. Good reports for assessment.

Cons: LMS integrations limited to district plans. Challenging to sift through the library to find top-quality content.

Bottom Line: This tool has come a long way, adding handy customization options that allow teachers to create learning experiences that exceed other quiz platforms.

Quizizz is useful in multiple classroom situations. Straight-up quiz-show style assessments can help students recall facts and prepare for traditional tests while the interactive lessons encourage more in-depth learning. For a quick review of content, create or grab and edit an existing quiz to gauge where students need additional instruction. For deeper learning, go with a lesson that incorporates videos, audio, images, and questions that will help kids grasp concepts and give teachers and parents useful feedback to inform and modify instruction.

While teachers can create quizzes or lessons from scratch, there’s also a handy database with tons of existing quizzes and lessons that can be grabbed and edited as needed. Not all are high quality, but you can check the number of plays to see how popular each one is. Post-quiz and lesson reports make it easy to use results to modify and personalize instruction. Teachers can see how students performed on each question and use that information to figure out what needs to be retaught or readdressed, as well as which students might need some individual or small-group reinforcement. Since quiz and lesson creation are made pretty easy with Quizizz, teachers might invite different students each week to create sharable reviews of the week’s material. 

Quizizz is a quiz and interactive lesson tool similar to Kahoot!, Pear Deck, and Nearpod. Teachers must create an account, but for students it’s optional. Students access teacher-shared content using a link or access code through the website or app, and they can see both questions and answers on their screens. There’s also notable integration with various learning management systems, but some require a paid district plan. Students answer questions at their own pace within parameters set by their teachers. If teachers allow it, students can see their place on the leaderboard for more exciting game play.

Teachers can select from a database of lessons and quizzes and edit them to meet their needs, including just picking and choosing select questions or slides. When creating from scratch, teachers can add images, audio, video, and different types of questions (including multiple choice, fill in the blank, poll, open-ended, and audio/video response). Teachers can also add custom feedback students see after each question. Content can be organized into collections to make it easier to find and assign.  Students can complete quizzes all together competitively as a class while seeing classmates’ progress, or teachers can assign content for students to complete on their own time. Afterward, teachers can view feedback by student or by question, making it easy to see where individuals or groups need reteaching or reinforcement. 

There's a free version as well as a paid version called Quizizz Super. This paid version removes ads, adds the audio/ video response and custom feedback features, and more.

Quizizz has evolved from a simple quiz game into a teacher and student-friendly learning platform that integrates sophisticated quizzes into a slide-based learning experience. Teachers can opt to run quick quiz reviews or integrate quizzes into interactive lessons with instructional supports. They can also run these lessons live or assign out self-paced options. All of these features, plus the custom question-by-question feedback, give Quizizz a unique niche in the crowded world of quiz and game show tools. It's a tool that can do it all and well, thanks to how customizable everything is. Teachers can add audio directions, embed videos, add polls, or asking students to draw on or label slides. Lighthearted themes, images, leaderboards, question timers, and music can boost the experience for students.

Importantly, while Quizizz used to be free and ad supported, there are now separate free and paid versions. Some of the best features, including video and audio responses, are now locked behind the paid version.

Learning Rating

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Engagement

Students will love seeing their progress through class leaderboards. Varied question types keep things interesting. Video and audio responses add flavor.

Pedagogy

Students interactions can go beyond quizzing to concept mastery thanks to the question variety. Teachers can add custom answer explanations. 

Support

Teachers can view reports by student to see which questions they answered incorrectly or can view students’ responses by question. Students can have questions read aloud if they choose.

Common Sense reviewer
Marianne R.
Marianne R. Instructional Technology Facilitator

Community Rating

Customer Service is not helpful

I have been using this website for sometime now for practice quizes and lessons. AT a certain point I got a quote from one of their people who were trying to push for district and campus level membership. I told them I didnt think the school would go for it. The lady said, lets just put it in for now and we can cancel later. A second time I told her, they told me they dont think they will be going for it. She said lets just get you access and we will take care of that next time. She KNEW we were not interested in changing our status for membership. STill we got emails from them, of which I responded letting them know of the situation. No response. Now my classes are locked and I dont have access to my google synced classes anymore. I sent a help order out to them, of which they immediately closed without response. They did it a second time. The third time I threatened them with legal action and publicity as I was paying for the super subscription and there was no reason for my classes being locked. Suddenly I got a response with someone to help me. She requested a video of my screen and what I was going through. Of which I gladly complied. Her response was, I will need to investigate further, (she didnt know why either). I havent heard from her since. It's been nearly three weeks. They are trying to make more money because they know their product is successful. I wouldnt usually send this review, but if they are being this unprofessional, I'm not sure how trustworthy they are for future use. I would be weary.

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Data Safety How safe is this product?

  • Users cannot interact with trusted users.
  • Personal information can be displayed publicly.
  • User-created content is not filtered for personal information before being made publicly visible.

Data Rights What rights do I have to the data?

  • Users can create or upload content.
  • Processes to access or review user data are available.
  • Processes to modify data are available for authorized users.

Ads & Tracking Are there advertisements or tracking?

  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Traditional or contextual advertisements are displayed.
  • Personalised advertising is not displayed.

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