Via the @BISDwiredTeam: Tom Spall, Brittni Branton, and Troy Kuhn

Fab Find Friday - Assign Random Names in Kahoot

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You are trying to review for the end of the year tests and some student(s) try to ruin the fun by using inappropriate names when you are playing a Kahoot game.  Well for some time now, Kahoot has had the ability for you to eliminate that problem.  Though it's been around awhile, I've found many teachers aren't aware of the feature - Nickname Generator.  

When hosting a game in Classic mode, the nickname generator feature gives you the option to assign a random friendly and funny 2-word nickname to players such as Wise Turtle or Charming Cheetah. There are over 800 unique combinations available so no worries of running out of options. 



Here’s how you can turn it on:


  • Launch the Kahoot game you want to play.
  • In the lobby, toggle on the Nickname generator feature from the game options menu (it supports Classic mode).
  • Players will join at kahoot.it or in our app as usual. After entering the game PIN they have up to three tries to choose a nickname generated at random, before joining the game.

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