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Joining A Game
Joining A Game Joining A Live Game Look for the 4 digit code on your teacher's sceen Go to gimkit.com/play Enter the game code from your teacher's sceen Enter your name You're in! Joining An Assignment Your teacher should have provided you with a direct link to the assignment. Visit that link.
Hacking and Cheating
Hacking and Cheating Hacking and cheating is pretty rare in Gimkit, but to help us pinpoint your concerns we'll need some more information. We have several questions below that can help us determine what's going on. If you have time, take a look and provide answers to all relavent questions into the email thread that you came here from, or in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Does your potential hack/cheating situation occur for just Live Games or Assignments? Or both? Are your students
How to use Quick Actions
are actions you can use as the game host against players. It gives you the power to balance the game out, or make things more interesting! How to open the action sheet All quick actions are under the action sheet. To open the action sheet, click a player's name on the leaderboard: From there,
How many players can join a game of Gimkit?
The number of players that can join a game of Gimkit can depend on internet reliability and stability. As more players join a game, a faster and more reliable connection will be required to keep up with all the players. That being said, we do have some hard limits on how many players can join a game. The hard limit for the number of students that can join a live game of Gimkit is 500 students. If you have a student account, no more than 5 students will be able to join your game
How to remove a player from the game
In case somebody joins your game who shouldn't have, or somebody uses an inappropriate name, you may want to remove them from the game. Here's how to do that. From the lobby If you haven't started the game yet, you can remove a player by hovering over their name and then clicking it. In-game To remove a player in the middle of a game, click their name on the leaderboard
This article is here to explain why midgame can sometimes occur and how to best prevent them from happening. Midgame issues include game balances not updating, upgrades not activating, or powerups being unable for purchase. These issues happen due to something called packet loss. During a Gimkit game, small packets of data are sent to all players of a game to inform them of their current state. These packets of data include their balance, which upgrade levels they are at, which powerups the
How to view the leaderboard on a student's device
Here's how students can view the leaderboard on their own device! This is perfect for when you're using Gimkit remotely and student's can't see the main leaderboard screen. While in-game, click the D-Pad Icon That's it! The leaderboard will pop open for the student!
How to use Read to Me
How to use Read to Me for Gimkit Live Read to Me lets students have questions and answers read aloud to them inside of Gimkit Live. Your students can turn Read to Me on and off as they need during the game, but, by default, Read To Me is off. To enable Read To Me, click the menu icon on the top right. Next, click the settings gear on the bottom left. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/help
Smart Repetition Explained
Question repetition has been one of Gimkit Live's defining features since the beginning. Thanks to so many educators requesting an update to repetition, in April 2021 we added Smart Repetition to Gimkit Live. Smart Repetition repeats questions students missed the first time around more often in live games (all modes) and assignments. To do that, we use a lottery system that prioritizes questions students got incorrect the first time they answered them. Smart