How to use Quizlet – Official tutorial for new users

How to use Quizlet – Official tutorial for new users

A beginner’s guide to using Quizlet for students and teachers. This tutorial will show you how to get started.

Quizlet is a compact, easy-to-use way to practice material you need to learn. Using Quizlet’s features can help you take your academics to new heights. But for new Quizlet users, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with all the new study tools at your disposal.

We don’t want that, so we’ve written this guide covering the ins and outs of the free version of Quizlet.

Before you begin studying
The first thing new Quizlet users should do is gather the content they need to learn. On Quizlet, you can use this information to create study sets, which are essentially a bunch of terms and definitions. Think digital flashcards.

There are two ways to get study sets on Quizlet:

Make one yourself.
Find a set someone else has made.
Most of the information in a biology class, for example, doesn’t change from year to year. So using someone else’s study set is a great way to save time, and Quizlet has some robust sets available from past students and teachers. If your material is more specific, however, then making your own may be the best choice.

How to make a study set
To make a study set, click “Home” on the Quizlet site, and then the “Create” tab in the top left corner of the screen. Select “Study set” from the drop-down menu and follow the prompts. You can type in your terms and definitions, or import your content.

All Quizlet users can make text flashcards and add images from Quizlet’s free image library. However, Quizlet Plus users can also make diagram study sets, which have interactive images that display information when you click different points on them. These study sets are great for studying geography or anatomy, among other things. (Want to see some examples? Check out these sets.)

Types of study modes
Once you have a study set, you’re ready to start learning. On Quizlet, there are seven different study modes to choose from: Flashcards, Learn, Write, Spell, Test, Match and Gravity.

Each of these study modes presents the material in different ways. Try out a few (or all of them!) to see which ones work best for you. Here are the four most popular:

Flashcards are the classic study method on Quizlet and are great for basic or quick material review sessions. Users can zoom in on images, and click the card to see the associated term or definition.

You can also click “Play” and Quizlet will slowly run through the study set, switching between term and definition at a leisurely pace. To mix things up, you can easily shuffle the terms in the study set, or turn on audio and listen to the information. And if there are terms that need more review, Quizlet allows you to star them so that you remember to return to them later.

Learn mode creates an adaptive study plan that guides students from basic review to mastery. To complete a Learn session, a user must correctly answer every term in a set twice.

Learn presents the information in various ways, including multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank options. When you answer correctly, Learn moves that card to the “familiar” column. Otherwise, it stays in the “remaining” column.

Throughout the session, Learn will repeat the cards. When you get a card right twice, it will be moved to the “known well” column, and won’t be presented again.

This study mode harnesses progress checkpoints, spaced repetition and machine learning to help you master the material you need to know.

Test mode is a great way to simulate an exam or quiz. This mode offers fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, matching and true/false questions to help you prepare for your exam.

As with a real test, you don’t get to see your results in real time. You must complete the entire test before seeing your score. You can also choose specific questions from your set to better simulate your test day.

A new version of the test will be created from your study set each time, ensuring you get maximum exposure to all the material. Using Test after Learn or Flashcards is a great way to quiz yourself and see your progress.

Finally, Match falls under the “Play” category. In this mode, a mix of terms and definitions will appear on screen and your job is to match the pairs as quickly as possible.

A timer will be running and you can check your score on the leaderboard. This is a great feature for those who love a little competition.

Curious about our other three study modes? Learn more about Write, Spell and Gravity here.

Boost your studying with Quizlet today
Studying can be challenging, but Quizlet is designed to help you sort your content and start learning or reviewing more effectively. We hope this guide helped you better understand some of Quizlet’s features.

Happy studying!


  1. Kobe Cabintoy on August 1, 2022 at 4:02 am

    this is so helpful for people like me who doesnt have patience

  2. Steven L on August 1, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Can we please be able to switch the background color? I would love to be able to have a black / gray backdrop instead of the purple:/

  3. carla-anne fazi on August 1, 2022 at 4:05 am

    This was very helpful, thanks! One question – when you are in the "learn" mode how do you get quizlet to shuffle the cards? When I do "learn" with my study set it goes in order but I need it go be mixed-up. Any advice?

  4. Anjel Rhada Mae Estoesta on August 1, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Is Answer with Term/Definition removed?? I cannot see it anymore in the options…

  5. depholade on August 1, 2022 at 4:06 am

    why did you guys get rid of spaced repetition? This would have been by go-to app.

  6. FelixKidd on August 1, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Thanks. This was helpful.

  7. johnnyxthemacnifient on August 1, 2022 at 4:11 am

    nice video but you did not explain how to convert plain text to a card, i have a lot of ext files and i can’t find a sutable step by step explaination how to do this .

  8. Richard Kealey on August 1, 2022 at 4:12 am

    How do you ASSIGN specific sets of vocabulary terms? Thanks!

  9. MX-TIMU on August 1, 2022 at 4:13 am

    This app is the greatest. Very helpful

  10. The Creative Lulu on August 1, 2022 at 4:13 am

    My Quizlet is only visible to me and it won’t let me change it Can you please help me

  11. islam463 on August 1, 2022 at 4:19 am

    Can we have access to some of the flashcards you made for your students?

  12. nerd 999 on August 1, 2022 at 4:20 am

    Great App in my life.

  13. ttbene on August 1, 2022 at 4:22 am

    I’m sorry, but I can no longer watch the video. The constantly wobbling magnifying glass makes me sick. Your content is great. It really is😄👍

  14. CEO Of Loneliness Inc. on August 1, 2022 at 4:24 am

    Why cant I choose in my quizlet what was correct wront?

  15. Kuziva J. Z on August 1, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I’m having problems with understanding the function of classes and folders. How can I put my sets into different folders or should I be using classes for that? Because I have different subjects for which each needs it’s sets put together, maybe that’s not part of the free version?

  16. Hüseyin Gökmen on August 1, 2022 at 4:26 am

    quizlet is really awsome program <3 ^^

  17. luminexxi . on August 1, 2022 at 4:29 am

    How do you make a flashcard? I am new 🙁

  18. Green Kimchi on August 1, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Miss Yakubov I am a student from the philippines and I want to tell you that you’re Gorgeous!!

  19. Movies Fanatic on August 1, 2022 at 4:29 am

    And how u as a teacher can make money on Quizlet?

  20. Anushka Mondal on August 1, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Thank you ,I love this app features

  21. Beverley Grant on August 1, 2022 at 4:31 am

    How can I contact Quizlet customer I was charged twice for the same year

  22. Julia Kim on August 1, 2022 at 4:31 am

    Content is great but that magnifying circle is very distracting.

  23. Um saoda2 on August 1, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Thanks a lot ❤ I really needed this explanation… I’m a teacher and also a student at postgraduate studies. It’s definitely going to be a big help for me as well as for my students 👍🙂

  24. Дмитрий Смолиговец on August 1, 2022 at 4:33 am

    It’s not that good to pay for it! Memorization was free of charge. Now you have 5 rounds which is nothing and then you have to pay. There is no writing option which was very helpful. So this app is useless if you want to use it free of charge.

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  27. 올리버 1349 on August 1, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Is there an option to only one answer from multiple meanings? Ex: cookie / biscuit

  28. James FishmanYeet on August 1, 2022 at 4:37 am

    This plus button does not exist on my main account which is a very old account but has Quizlet plus. When I go to the class, there is no plus button, and when I go to a set and go to add to the class, it says "you do not have permission to add sets to any of your current classes" and I know four people who have had this issue please fix this. This is no small issue, and it prevents people from helping others out

  29. nyabuto william on August 1, 2022 at 4:37 am

    This was very helpful, thanks!

  30. Andrew Kim on August 1, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Big question. Who owns the IP of the quiz material?

  31. Derek Stento on August 1, 2022 at 4:38 am

    At 4:11 she says the number of terms or cards you can enter is endless, but this is not true. Quizlet only allows 2,000 cards per set.

  32. Mehri Ebrahimi on August 1, 2022 at 4:40 am

    Thanks for uploading the video but you speak very stressfully. I had to pause several times in the middle of the video because of your rapid explanation!

  33. kayce fx on August 1, 2022 at 4:41 am

    quizlet learn is so fked up now

  34. Lucky the Lemur on August 1, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Why can’t you save save other sets cards to a new set you made? That would make creating a custom set very easy

  35. L Fong on August 1, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Does anyone know how to increase font size?

  36. Lindsay Goodwin on August 1, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Clear, concise for the amount of information, and all the info was useful. Thanks for the great video!

  37. XKASOz on August 1, 2022 at 4:46 am

    Upside: you find a whole load of things you can learn made by other people
    Downside: you find a whole load of things you can learn made by other people…
    it’s basically the math version of Wikipedia

  38. michaeldhe on August 1, 2022 at 4:46 am

    When is Quizlet going to update their API

  39. Cebuano101 on August 1, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Can you help us Teachers? We have been requesting, emailing, commenting on FB and Twitter. We’ve been asking to bring back the original Print features. Now, we cannot print flashcards, cannot sort our list etc. Please help me reach our sentiments to whoever is behind Quizlet. Thank you in advance.

  40. Wil's Wheels on August 1, 2022 at 4:47 am

    The other circle is distracting, everything else is great.

  41. Joshua Cang on August 1, 2022 at 4:49 am

    How do you type superscripts on quizlet?

  42. James Brown on August 1, 2022 at 4:50 am

    Does anyone know of a flash cards app on iOS that reads out your flash cards, leaves a pause and then reads the answer. I had one on my android phone but on my iPhone I can’t find one, doing revision while I’m driving is very useful, I’m surprised this is not a feature of every flash cards app

  43. Chanie A on August 1, 2022 at 4:54 am

    For me the true/false questions did not work correctly. They were not formatted as true/false statements. Also that section did not react to me no matter what I clicked on.

  44. Learning Wisdom on August 1, 2022 at 4:54 am

    Very helpful video, thanks.

  45. silpico on August 1, 2022 at 4:54 am

    Hi, Thanks a lot for the tutorial. Do you know if is it still the option to print the glossary? I can’t find it now, but it was possible time ago.

  46. مزلاقة Mizlaka on August 1, 2022 at 4:56 am

    We need it more than 5000 quizzes

  47. Chanie A on August 1, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Thank you so much for this tutorial.

  48. Privv. Zayy on August 1, 2022 at 4:58 am

    How do you remove a study set you no longer use

  49. English Squared on August 1, 2022 at 4:59 am

    This was exactly what I needed! Today I switched from another platform and I needed a quick overview. Deeply appreciated!

  50. Anna Lärare on August 1, 2022 at 5:01 am

    Very helpful! Thank you!