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All you need to know to create marketplace content

If you’re seeing this page, it means you’re creating content or have already created content to submit to Kahoot!’s Marketplace.

These guidelines are in addition to the Best practices guides for Kahoot! Academy Verified creators and partners. Recommendations are based on Kahoot!’s own perspective on learning design and pedagogy, and on data and feedback from Kahoot! users.

Recommendations - what defines a high-quality marketplace resource?

Resources for Kahoot!’s marketplace are thoughtfully designed learning materials including a wide variety of resources that promote playful active learning for increased engagement and retention. Resources include full courses as well as other interactive activities like kahoots, videos, homework assignments, warm-ups, discussions – designed for both high engagement and deeper learning.

  • Marketplace resources can be offered in the form of kahoot collections, whole Kahoot! Courses, or richly designed kahoots (i.e. kahoots that contain varied question types, informational slides, discussion prompts, media, etc.)
  • They should be anchored by one or more kahoots, which make meaningful connections with additional learning activities and educational resources
  • They should take advantage of active learning approaches, in which learners engage in hands-on tasks and minds-on exercises
  • Through this integrated learning model, premium content should be designed to support a combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Whether free or paid, all content should embody the Kahoot! values of being playful, sparking curiosity, and engaging learners

Key qualities and essential elements of Kahoot! marketplace content

A great resource will be:

  • Comprehensive: a ready-to-teach lesson with activities that flow smoothly
  • Playful and active: learning that is fun and makes students think and do
  • Globally relevant: resources that are applicable to educators and learners in diverse contexts.

These components should be present in all resources on the marketplace:

  • Clear learning objectives: The intended outcomes should be clearly stated, so teachers/facilitators and also learners know what to expect in terms of both skills and knowledge gains
  • Core and/or supplementary learning materials: The content includes core learning activities for learners to explore, for example digital interactive DragonBox Math Labs, as well as supplementary materials that provide everything an educator needs, such as slides to prompt discussion
  • Kahoots or questions that bookend or anchor the experience: Kahoots can serve different functions such as warm up, brainstorm or assessment, but should be thoughtfully connected to the rest of the learning
  • Clear description: Include key information in the description of the resource. People that browse your content should be able to find key information about your content within seconds, for example learner age range or grades, estimated time, topic and subject area. Be sure to also include relevant hashtags to improve visibility in search results and understanding of the main topics of the course
  • Facilitation or resource guide: A lesson plan or teacher guide explains everything an educator needs to know to successfully implement the activity with a group of learners, including recommended Kahoot! game settings. Feel free to use these optional resource guides in purple, blue, green or red in your marketplace content

Resource structure ideas for optimal learning benefits

These are some possible ways to structure a learning experience, though the elements and their sequence will ultimately be based on the learning design that best fits each subject area. These examples are meant to spark ideas of how kahoots can be meaningfully integrated into a lesson plan or training session.

  • Introductory kahoot + discussion prompts + hands-on activity + reflection kahoot
  • Warmup kahoot + video or reading + 2 comprehension kahoots + create your own kahoot
  • Blind kahoot + external interactive + pair work + assessment kahoot
  • Intro video + teaching kahoot + pair research + redo content kahoot + challenge kahoot as homework
  • Do-now problem + teaching kahoot + discussion prompts + create your own kahoot

Explore the examples shown above for inspiration!

Helpful resources

To support you in creating your resources for the marketplace, check out these helpful resources below:

  • Course preview template for when you’re uploading your Kahoot! course
  • Facilitation or resource guide to include at the start of your course (purple, blue, green or red)
  • Downloadable illustrations and GIFs/stickers to insert into your own materials
  • Kahoot! course templates to make learning engaging and participatory (coming soon!)

 

How to create & submit a course for approval

Use this step-by-step guide to create and submit courses for the marketplace.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

What is Kahoot!’s marketplace and how does it work?

Kahoot!’s marketplace allows Verified creators and publishers to share and offer their high-quality learning content for sale, directly on the Kahoot! platforms and apps. All users except young users can purchase content offered for sale on the marketplace. All users can access the free content. 

What is a Verified creator?

A Verified creator is a user that has gone through an approval process with Kahoot!, where the quality and accuracy of their content has been evaluated. A Verified creator gets access to a Verified creator profile, and a “Verified” check mark that is visible across kahoot’s platform and apps next to their username. 

On the Verified profile, creators can display both their free and paid resources. They also get access to a community space on their profile where they can share updates with their own followers. The Verified profile also displays the Verified creator’s engagement numbers, a “follow” button, for any user to follow them and get notified when they add new content or post updates, and access to receive donations through a “Donate” button.  

How do I become a Verified creator?

All users (except young users) can apply to become a Verified creator  by logging into their kahoot account and following the link “Go to application” from their homepage (accessible from the top navigation by clicking “Home”) and submitting their application. To become Verified, a user must follow our Terms & Conditions and Community Guidelines. The Verification application can be approved or rejected. When approved, the user becomes a Verified creator.

How do I submit resources for sale?

As a Verified creator, you can upload your resources for sale directly from your profile page by following a few simple steps, including setting the sales price for the resource.  

What makes Kahoot!’s marketplace different from other marketplaces for learning content?

The resources found on Kahoot!’s marketplace combines the unique engagement that our users know and love, with deeper learning activities. The content is created and offered by trusted Verified creators, publishers and Kahoot!. In addition to this, Kahoot!’s marketplace is available globally in a range of languages. Kahoot! reserves the right to review content submitted to Kahoot!’s marketplace and remove content that is illegal or in other ways in breach of our T&Cs or Editorial Guidelines.

What is a Kahoot! course and how is a course different from a kahoot?

A Kahoot! course is a set of lessons or educational activities, including kahoots, that are integrated into a larger learning trajectory. A Kahoot! course is a resource that consists of various activities, such as kahoots, documents, slides, videos and more, that promotes deeper learning and engagement and works towards a specific learning goal. A course may contain one or more kahoots within it. Kahoot! courses are the flagship product on Kahoot!’s marketplace.

For how long do I get access to a Kahoot! course or another marketplace resource once I have paid for it?

Each purchased item, such as a course, is available for one-year unlimited access. The user who purchased the resource will be prompted when this period is about to expire and will have the opportunity to renew the access to the resource if it is still available for sale. Access to purchased resources will not automatically renew.

Kahoot!’s content subscriptions, such as Kahoot!+ AccessPass, is available as a subscription that gives the user annual or monthly access to a full library of resources. These subscriptions automatically renew, but can be canceled at any time. 

Become a creator on Kahoot!'s marketplace

Who can offer their content on Kahoot!’s marketplace?

Verified creators and publishers on a paid plan can submit content to  the marketplace. All users can offer content for free.

How can I offer my resources on Kahoot!’s marketplace?

To offer your resources on Kahoot!’s marketplace, you first need to become a Verified creator. All Kahoot! users can apply to become a Verified creator by logging into their kahoot account and following the link “Go to application” from their homepage (accessible from the top navigation by clicking “Home”). Once a user becomes a Verified creator, they will receive a public profile where they can share their content either for free or for sale.  

When you become a Verified creator, you can upload resources to the marketplace directly from your profile page. 

Can I sell existing resources which I currently share for free?

Yes! You can submit existing free resources to the marketplace. You will still have full access to your own resources. You are free to use your resources with your own students or learners in any way you want. 

What is the difference between a Free creator account, a Standard creator account and an Advanced creator account?

  • The Advanced creator account gives you access to all of Kahoot!’s premium creator features, higher payout rates per sale, greater search visibility, flexible resource price points, and eligibility to receive fixed license payments to be able to offer resources through Kahoot!’s content subscriptions. See the table below for the full overview. 
  • The Standard creator account gives you access to some premium features.  See the table below for the full overview.
  • The Free creator account allows you to share your resources for free, and full access to purchase content from other creators.  See the table below for the full overview.

As of July 2022, these Kahoot! subscriptions give you access to an Advanced creator account: 

  • Kahoot! Premium+ for teachers
  • Kahoot! Premium+ for higher education
  • Coming soon: Selected publisher plans

As of July 2022, these Kahoot! subscriptions give you access to an Standard creator account: 

  • Kahoot! Plus for teachers
  • Kahoot! Pro for teachers
  • Kahoot! Premium for teachers
  • Kahoot! Plus for higher education
  • Kahoot! Pro for higher education
  • Kahoot! Premium for higher education

Overview of available features for creators as of July 2022

Creator account type Free creator account Standard creator account Advanced creator account
Payout rate* N/A Payouts on every sale Payouts on every sale
Donations** 100% of all donations 100% of all donations 100% of all donations
Can offer content for free Yes Yes Yes
Can offer content for free No Yes Yes
Upload limit N/A Unlimited Unlimited
Access to premium features No Yes, limited Yes, unlimited
Featuring on Kahoot!’s platform, website and apps No Yes Yes
Flexible price points on resources for sale No No Yes
Ability to offer content in Kahoot!’s content subscriptions No No Yes
Eligible to receive a fixed license payment for selected resources No No Yes

 

*A transaction fee will be deducted from the payout rate per sale, and covered by the creator. Please note that Kahoot! may change the payout rates without notice, provided however that such changes shall only apply to future sales.

In addition to the basic payout rates, Kahoot! may also offer additional benefits and payouts to marketplace creators during campaign periods, starting from fall 2022 (back to school season). 

**Subject to 3rd party processing and transaction fees

Selling and earning

How can I track my sales?

You can track your sales through a seller dashboard in your Kahoot! account. This dashboard will be made available starting fall 2022. 

Who can buy my resources?

All Kahoot! users can buy your resources, with the exception of young users. 

I don’t want to offer a resource for sale anymore. Can I take it offline?

You cannot delete or take a resource offline once it has been offered for sale, but you can remove it from the marketplace at any time. Users who purchased your resource will still have access to it for a year, but will not be able to renew their access at the end of their access period.

I only want to receive donations but not sell any content. Can I do this?

Yes! You can offer all of your content for free on your profile page and still receive donations through the Donate button.

Payout

What are the payout rates for my sold resources?

Payout rates* as of July 2022

Standard creator account Advanced creator account
Listed sales price** Payout rate per sale* Payout rate per sale*
$3 $1 $1.50
$6 N/A $3
$10 N/A $5
Donations*** Yes Yes

*A transaction fee will be deducted from the payout rate per sale. Please note that Kahoot! may change the payout rates without notice, provided, however, that such changes shall only apply to future sales. 

In addition to the basic payout rates, Kahoot! may also offer additional benefits and payouts to marketplace creators during campaign periods, starting from fall 2022 (back to school season). 

**The listed sales price is the price shown on Kahoot!’s platform and apps. 

***Subject to 3rd party processing and transaction fees

How will I receive the payout from my sales?

You’ll receive your payouts directly into your PayPal account. It is a requirement to add your PayPal account details when you upload your resources for sale. 

How often will creator earnings be paid out?

Payouts from sales are paid out after the end of each quarter. Donations are received through third party donation websites and are paid out according to the third party’s terms and conditions. License payments are paid out after the end of each month. 

In which currency will I receive the money?

You’ll receive your payouts in $USD (United States Dollars). 

How are the Creator earnings calculated?

All Creator earnings are calculated based on the payout rates per sale less the transaction fee. Please note that Kahoot! reserves the right to change the payout rates without notice, provided, however, such changes shall only apply to future sales. Material changes in payout rates will not be done without notice.

Do I need to pay taxes on the money I receive?

You are responsible for your own taxes and Kahoot! does not bear any responsibility for potential tax obligations that might apply to you. If you are not sure, you should consult with a tax expert in your jurisdiction.

What are the transaction fees?

The transaction fees are the costs involved to facilitate transactions on the Marketplace, such as costs required by our third-party payment providers. Transaction fees vary depending on the payment method, region of purchase and other variables.

Resources

Can I still use the resources that I offer for sale?

Yes! You will still have full access to your own resources once they are uploaded for sale. You are free to use your own resources with your own students or learners in any way you want. 

What do I need to consider regarding copyrights?

You are responsible to ensure that you have all necessary rights to the content you upload to Kahoot! marketplace, and that the content does not infringe on copyright or other third party rights. We recommend that you use images from the image libraries made available by Kahoot!. Links to YouTube and Vimeo are permitted but note that these might be removed or changed by the original creators at any time.

Can I edit a resource which is available for sale?

Yes, and the user who purchased the resource will be notified about the changes.