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Teacher Quick-start Guide: Quizlet Fundamentals

New to Quizlet?

Check out the recommendations below to start using Quizlet in your classroom and see what your students will experience when studying on our website and mobile apps. 


Find study sets


There are millions of study sets on Quizlet created by students and teachers. To search for content, go to the Quizlet homepage and select the magnifying glass icon. Then, type the topic you're teaching the more specific the better! Press Enter to see results. 

You'll see a preview of the first four terms in a set on the search results page. To see all of the terms and definitions in a set, select the title. 

Static screenshot of Quizlet search results page displaying three study sets  

Study a set with one of our seven study modes


Quizlet offers five study modes and two games that help students review whatever they're looking to learn.  All of our study modes and games are available on the Quizlet website; Learn, Flashcards, Write, Test and Match are available on our free iOS and Android apps. Students can study in class or at home, and it's free for students and teachers to sign up

Share content with your students


Every set page has a Share option, which you can use to send sets to your students by email. 

Static screenshot of Quizlet set page with Share icon highlighted

You can also copy the link to a set and post it on your class website or in the LMS used at your school. Your students don't need a Quizlet account to see or study sets. 

Sign up for a free account


Go to the Quizlet homepage and select Sign up.

If you have a Gmail email address or a Google Apps for Education account, we recommend signing up with Google. Otherwise, choose a username and password and sign up that way. 

Be sure to let us know that you're a teacher so you get access to Quizlet Live, our in-classroom game, and other teacher-only tools!

Static screenshot of Quizlet signup form
Once you've signed up, you can create folders to organize your content and create classes to share sets with all of your students at once. 

Plus, you'll be able to use our Copy tool to save sets created by others to your account so you can modify them. 

Play a game of Quizlet Live


Quizlet Live is an engaging in-class game where students work in teams to correctly match terms and definitions. The first team to match all terms and definitions correctly in a row wins the game. 

Quizlet Live is free to all teachers with a Quizlet account. While Quizlet Teacher subscribers have access to additional Quizlet Live features and customization options, any teacher with a free account can start a game of Quizlet Live for their students. 

Each student needs a device (computer, tablet, smartphone) with Internet access to play. For more details, see our Quizlet Live Teacher Quick-start Guide!