On your profile page within Kahoot! Academy, you can introduce yourself to the community, feature your original kahoots you’re most proud of, as well as add links to any supporting or complementary content you would like to feature. To make your profile even more relevant and give other users a reason to visit it again, we encourage you to fill out all fields and continue adding more kahoots and links.
Save or print out this short checklist with all steps to optimize your profile page:
Profile page checklist
We recommend adding a real photo of yourself. Animals are cute and movie stars look stellar but we’d love to see the real you! 😉 If you’d prefer to not use a real photo, an alternative could be to use a Bitmoji avatar.
The banner image, which is displayed in the top part of your profile page, adds a nice visual touch! You can also use this space to illustrate the theme of your kahoots. You can choose from one of our suggested backgrounds, or upload your own high-quality image. The recommended dimensions are [1280x256px, a ratio of 5:1]. This will work for the desktop view [6:1 ratio] and mobile view [3:1 ratio]. When you upload your image, you will be able to crop it so it fits the screen the way you like!
You can use an image you created yourself or a photo you took. If your photo contains people – for example, students in your class – make sure all have given consent to be featured on the web. Alternatively, you can use an image with a Creative Commons license. Please avoid using copyrighted images.
Social media profiles
Would you be open to other like-minded educators or parents connecting with you on social media? Feel free to include links to your profiles, for example, on Twitter or Instagram!
When it comes to any external links you add to your Verified profile, please ensure that all content added there is kid-friendly as Kahoot! Academy is a resource for millions of students, too.
Short page title
Add a short title that will be displayed at the top of your profile. We suggest keeping this title short and simple by using your name. If there is space, you might also include the type of content you feature on your profile, such as Science or Social emotional learning. Some examples: Ms. Amanda, Math with Ms. Amanda, Math with Amanda.
Add a few sentences to introduce yourself and share a bit more about what kind of content you’re creating. We think the following info can be really helpful for our community:
- What grades/school levels your content targets
- What subjects you teach
- What curriculum standards you follow in your content
- If you have content in other languages – specify which languages.
Do you have your own website? Awesome! If its content is relevant to the topics of your kahoots, please add a link so our community can get to know you better! The first link you add will be located on your profile underneath your Short page title.
If you have any additional resources that can complement your awesome kahoots, we think they’d make your profile page shine even more! These links, which you add below your first link, will be located in the “About” section of your profile page. Here are some examples of great supporting content:
- Lesson plans that incorporate your kahoots
- Educational videos for students
- PDFs with additional learning material
- Your blog posts where you share your best practices as an educator.
When adding a link, make the text more descriptive so others can easily assess if it’s relevant for them:
Choose your top 3 kahoots
That’s the part of your profile page where probably most eyes will be looking! Choose 3 kahoots you’re most proud of to pin here. We recommend changing your top kahoots every now and then to keep your profile more dynamic.
Make sure your kahoots have descriptive titles that would make it easier for our community to assess if they’re relevant for their needs. We’ll focus on the best practices for high quality kahoots in the next section.
When you’re getting started as a Verified educator, it’s best if you already have at least 3 kahoots to add to your page. But you can of course (and we’d very much encourage it) add more kahoots in the future!
As mentioned in the section above, try to make the kahoot titles as descriptive as possible and avoid references that might not be universally known to a global audience, for example, chapter names of a textbook:
Adding collections to your profile can help you better organize your kahoots. If you have many kahoots (say, 10 or more) and they cover a broad range of topics, a good practice to make them easier to navigate on your page is by sorting them into different collections. These collections will separate your kahoots into categories on your profile page.
If you have not created a collection, Kahoot! will automatically group your public kahoots together and create a generic title. Please create your own collections to make your page easier to navigate! Do not fear, if you do not have collections yet, follow the steps in the next section.
Creating collections is easy! You can organize your collections in a variety of ways, such as by grade, by language, by topic, or by use case (introduction, review, assessment, etc).
- Log in to your Kahoot! account
- Select Library at the top of the page
- On the left side, select Collections
- Select Create collection
- Choose a title for your collection, such as Self-awareness or Algebra
- Write a description. What types of kahoots are in this collection? You can include a content standard or a goal in addition to a suggested appropriate age range.
- Choose a cover image that represents this collection. You can even choose a cover image of one of your kahoots!
- Select Create button and Add your kahoots. Remember, the kahoots you include here will be public on your profile!
- Select Done in the top right corner. Now you have created a collection!
To create more collections or edit your existing collections, begin again from step 2 above.
Always remember: No copyrighted images
Whether it’s your background image or an image used in any of your kahoots, please avoid using copyrighted images. This is one of the most common reasons for declining Verified educator applications.
Read Kahoot!’s Terms and Conditions
If you haven’t read them yet, please have a look to make sure all content you’re adding is aligned with Kahoot!’s Terms and Conditions. Please pay special attention to the section about Acceptable use.
Share your profile page with your network!
Great work with setting up your page – now share your hard work with other educators, students or friends! Let your networks know you’re now a Verified educator – for example, by posting on social media.