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What is it?

Quizlet is a self-study app where learners can use flashcards to study course materials.

What is its purpose?

The aim is for learners to study at their own pace and memorise the material covered in class.

How do I use it?

Instructors: Instructors can easily create a free account and start creating classes and study sets right away. Study sets can be shared with learners via a link or by email invitation. Instructors can also use public sets that others created to save time.

Learners: Learners can access the study sets through an invite link or through an email invitation. An account is not needed to use study sets, but it is needed to edit or export flashcards.

Why would I use it?

Quizlet can aid learners in memorising concepts and definitions. It can be used for continuous studying throughout the term and for exam preparation. 

Usage considerations


Quick Facts
Study Tool
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Last Modified
31 July 2023
16 June 2023
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Security Concerns
Technical Support 
Works on any platform, as it is a web-based application. Best used in Google Chrome.

Ratings Information

CITL Rating

Select any category below for details about the criteria for each rating.

Functionality: ★★★
Works Well.
Ease of Use:★★★
Works Well.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Instructors):★★★
Works Well.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Students):★★★
Works Well.
Hypermediality :★★★
Works Well.
Accessibility: ★★★
Accessibility Standards:★★★
Works Well. This also depends on how the teacher will create the study sets.
User-focused participation:★★☆
Minor Concerns. The mode of learning is relatively the same throughout the app, even though different forms of presentation (audio, visual, text) can be applied.
Required Equipment:★★★
Works Well.
Technical: ★★★
Integration/Embedding within a Learning Management System (LMS) :★★★
Works Well.
Operating Systems:★★★
Works Well.
Web Browser:★★☆
Minor Concerns. There can be some technical difficulties when using Safari on Mac OS.
Additional Technical Requirements:★★★
Works Well.
Mobile Design: ★★★
Works Well.
Works Well.
Offline Access:★★★
Works Well. Note that offline access is only available for mobile devices.
Usage and Account Set Up: ★★☆
Sign Up/Sign In:★★☆
Minor Concerns. An account is needed to create study sets.
Cost of Use:★★☆
Minor Concerns. Some advanced tools are only available in the paid version.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data :★★☆
Minor Concerns. Study cards can only be exported/saved as PDFs.
Data Privacy and Ownership:★★★
Works Well.
Social Presence: ★☆☆
Collaboration :★☆☆
Serious Concerns. Quizlet is not meant as a collaborative tool.
User Accountability:★☆☆
Serious Concerns. Sets can be edited, but accountability cannot be tested in the free version of Quizlet. However, the creator of a study set can disable edits by learners.
Minor Concerns. Quizlet might not be widely known, but it is very easy to use and should not cause any problems for someone with basic computer skills.
Teaching Presence: ★★☆
Serious Concerns. Quizlet is meant as a self-study tool. The teacher merely provides the study sets based on the course material.
Minor Concerns. Teachers can add audio or images, but the overall working principle will stay the same.
Learning Analytics:★★★
Works Well. This is only available in the paid version.
Cognitive Presence: ★★☆
Enhancement of Cognitive Task(s):★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Higher Order Thinking:★☆☆
Serious Concerns. It is more so a tool to repeat course content.
Feedback on Learning:★★★
Works Well.

Security and Privacy

There are currently no security or privacy concerns for this tool.

Support Information

Support is available through Quizlet's help centre.