By this stage you'll already have signed up on plickers.com, created your Classes and added your student rosters. Now it's time to build some content to play to your students.
There's a world of possibilities to explore when creating content in Plickers (you can find out more in our Help Center articles here), but for now, we'll go through the basic process together.
Creating your own content
The best way to create your own content is to build Sets.
A Set is a collection of questions that's played and assessed as a group. For instance, a Set of questions might form a quiz that covers a particular sub-topic or assessment type.
So how do you go about creating a Set?
To show you, we've included a gif tutorial below. Click on the toggle link to follow along:
Or if you prefer, you can follow the steps written below:
Head over to your plickers.com homepage on your laptop/computer
In the top left-hand corner, click on the button called 'New Set'
You'll be taken to the Set Editor, which looks like this:
Click on the 'Untitled Set' text box at the top of the page to name your Set
Write your first question, then add in the answer choices
Make sure to label the correct answer
When all choices are filled, you'll see that choice A is highlighted in green, which denotes the correct answer. To change the correct answer, simply click on the gray box containing the appropriate letter.Tip
When entering choices, enter the correct answer into box A first. Then, when all boxes are filled, click on Shuffle Answers. This helps to save time and reduce errors.
Add your next question by clicking on the '+' button in the top left-hand corner
The Set Editor automatically saves your work, so when you've finished adding your questions, you can either click on the Home button in the top left-hand corner, or just close your tab. Then, back at your homepage, your newly created Set will be showing in Your Library.
We have a variety of ways to organize your content, and one of our favorites is an entity called a Pack, which we go through in detail here.
Using pre-made content
If time is pressing and you'd like to try out some pre-made content, our Discover feature may be helpful.
Discover contains a range of content grouped into specific subjects and topics - made by teachers, for teachers. Follow the instructions below to find out how to make the most of this feature.
(Please note that Discover is only available in English-speaking countries for the time being.)
From plickers.com, click on 'Discover' in the left-hand sidebar
Or head over there now by clicking on the image below:
Select the subject you'd like to teach
You'll be taken to a page containing a range of Packs, covering many different topics.What's a Pack?
A Pack is a top-level entity that can be used for both organizing and sharing your content. They're often used to gather topic-related Sets together in one place, perhaps in line with a specific curriculum. More details can be found here.
If the subject you're teaching isn't included, you may want to use Early Math, as an opportunity to initially try out Plickers with your students.
Choose the Pack you'd like to use
This will lead you to the Pack homepage, which contains a list of Sets covering specific sub-topics.
Right-click on your Set of choice, and select 'Add Copy to Library'
Navigate back to Your Library, via the left-hand sidebar
This is where your selected Set will be listed, ready for you to use.
And that's content covered! Congratulations, your plickers.com account is now set up and ready to go.
There are now just two more things you need - our cards and the Plickers mobile app.
If you already have these to hand, you can skip ahead to our 'Using Plickers' step-by-step tutorial to discover how Plickers will work in your classroom. If not, feel free to take a look at our next article.