Learn about how you and your student can utilize the free version of Quizlet!

What is Quizlet and how can I use it?

Anyone can use Quizlet to study and learn content created by other users, or to create your own custom study sets. You can also share sets with friends, classmates or your students.

What can my student do on Quizlet?

Quizlet provides numerous ways to study, review, learn new or old terms, and interactive games to prepare for school. (see image below)

  • Flashcards

  • Learn

  • Write

  • Spell

  • Test

  • Matching game

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Getting started on Quizlet

Go to www.quizlet.com

The best way to get started on Quizlet as a student or a teacher is to search for sets made by other Quizlet users. Students and teachers create new study sets all the time, so it's quite likely that you'll be able to find what you're looking for.

To find study sets, select the magnifying glass icon at the top of any page on Quizlet. Then, type in your subject or the name of the exam you're studying for and press Enter to see a list of results.

You'll see a preview of the first four terms in each set on the search results page. To see the full set, select the title to view all terms and definitions on the set page. You can also open the Options menu to sort search results by relevancy or creation date.

Creating a study set (flashcards)

Creating your own study set allows you to focus on exactly what you want to learn on Quizlet. You can create two different types of sets:

To get started, select Create at the top of any page on Quizlet.

Using Quizlet on iOS or Android? Please read the linked articles for instructions on creating sets on our mobile apps.

Enter a title for your set. To add an optional description, select the i icon above the diagram image upload box.

Sets on Quizlet are public by default, but you can restrict visibility to people with a password or specific classes you create. You can also make your sets private so they're only available to you.

Select Change below Visible to everyone to change your set's visibility permissions.

Creating a text-based set

Select the first text box and start typing your first term. In most cases, Quizlet will auto-detect the language. To open the language selection menu, select Choose Language for either your terms or definitions. You'll see a tray below the term or definition text box with accents and special characters if the language you're typing in has them.

To add a definition, select the next text box or press the Tab key.

Select the next row to continue adding terms and definitions.

Using auto-suggestions

When you start typing a term, Quizlet will show you popular terms added by other users that match the letters you've typed. To choose an auto-suggested term, select the one you want from the list below a term text box.

Once you've chosen a term or typed one in, Quizlet will show you the most popular definitions other users have entered for that term. To choose an auto-suggested definition, select it from the list below a definition text box.

To disable auto-suggestions, select the suggestions icon.

Adding images from the Quizlet gallery

All Quizlet users can add images to sets from Quizlet's free image gallery.

To choose an image from the gallery, select the image icon. Then, select the image you want to add to your definition.

Formatting text

You can make text bold by putting it between asterisks, *like this*. We don't currently offer other text formatting options, but hope to add more in the future!

Uploading your own images

Quizlet users with Quizlet Plus or Quizlet Teacher accounts can upload their own images.

To upload an image, select the image icon. Then, select Or upload your own image. You can also add images by dragging them from your desktop into a definition text box.

After five rows, you can select +ADD CARD or press the Tab key to add more terms and definitions to your set. Quizlet automatically saves your work while you're creating and editing sets. You can check to see how many of your terms have been successfully auto-saved at the top of the Create Set page.

When you're finished, select Create to save and publish your set.