Unit 2: Creating with Quizlet

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Unit 2: Creating with Quizlet

Now we will focus on how to create the sets you browsed in the previous unit.

In this unit you will be able to do the following:

  • Create a classroom
  • Create a Quizlet set
  • Export and import lists
  • Effectively search for lists pertaining to your content area

Creating a Classroom

First, we will get started with creating our own class. You will create the button to create a class in the column on the left. Here you will fill in information pertaining to your class as well as your school. If you are a teacher I would be aware that if you click the button to have other members add sets or members that it gives the students the ability to add sets or other people.

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You now have your own class! The buttons on the top right corner of your screen will allow you to add sets, add members, connect your class to google classroom, and more. You are also given a class link which you may share with your students so they can join. Let's move forward and go over how to create/add sets!

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Creating a Set!

Now we are at the bread and butter of Quizlet. Sets will be your biggest tool in preparing students for their assessments. You may create your own sets or find previously created sets. We will review how to do both below.

Creating your own set

We will go over the two ways to create your own set. You may import words and definitions from programs such as Word, Excel, Google Docs, etc. You may also type in your own terms and definitions on the web browser.


Below is the initial screen for creating a set. If you do not have a list of words on a document on your computer you can manually type in the terms and definitions.

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You have the ability to add and label a diagram. This can be a great tool for any subject as it associates terms to a map, cell, equation, essay, chart, etc. Some features such as drawings and shapes are only available if you purchase a yearly membership.

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Importing a set

This tool is excellent if you already have terms and definitions in a different file. You are able to make sets of 30+ words in a matter of seconds. All you need to do is copy and paste the sets from your document and configure how Quizlet should separate the terms and definitions.

Here I have imported a vocabulary list from an Imperialism unit. I simply copied and pasted the text over to the box.

Tip: I used a custom divider between my words. You are more than welcome to use a comma or tab, but I used "-". This allows me to smoothly divide my terms and definitions without having to edit anything. You may use whatever custom symbol you would like.

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Searching for a Set

There are many educators who use Quizlet. One benefit is that there are tons of created materials that you may use immediately. We are going to go over how to search for previously created sets and how to add to your folder or class.


First, click on the search button at the top of the screen. Afterward, you may type almost any keyword or topic and there should be sets that are already created.


Below you will see an example of searching for "Industrial Revolution".

Tip: If you search for specific terms or individual units you can find specific and detailed sets.

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Adding searched sets to your class

I have clicked on a set that I found in the previous search. From this page, you have quite a few options. There are two options for adding a set to your class or folder.

  1. You may immediately add this set to your class or folder by clicking the "+" button under the title. This will add the users set directly to your class.
  2. You also have the option to make a copy of the set if the user allows it. This means that you will own the set and are free to edit it as you please.

Tip: If it is allowed, making a copy of the set will allow you to customize it as sees fit while ensuring that the set will not be deleted later by the owner.


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Wrapping up Unit 2

Before you progress to the next unit be sure that you have completed the following checklist:

  • Created a class
  • Created a set by manually typing in terms
  • Created a set with a diagram
  • Imported terms to create a set
  • Searched for a set and successfully added it to your class or folder

Once you have done the following you are ready for the next unit! We will be exploring the features of these sets and find practical uses for them in your class!

Unit 3: Exploring the Features of Quizlet

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