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How to host a virtual quiz on Skype

1.Download and Launch skype. First things first, let’s get Skype installed! If you’re on Windows then skype should come pre-installed, however if you’re on a mac, or can’t find it, then you can download it from the official website here.

2. Start a meeting Click on “meet now”, and then “host a meeting”. This will open up the pre- meeting screen.

3. Send your invites and start the meeting Once you’ve clicked on “host a meeting”, you should see this pre meeting screen. From here you can adjust your audio and camera settings, give the meeting a name, and then copy and share out the link to your participants so they can join you. Once you’ve done this then don’t forget to click on “start meeting” to start the meeting.

4. Share your screen. Share your quiz slides! Just click on “Share screen” from the bottom menu and then select the window with your PowerPoint. Remember we have a selection of great screen-share games here at Quiz Phoenix.

Have fun! Participants will be able to join you by clicking on your join link. We hope you found our tutorial helpful, and do make sure you check out our selection of pre-made quizzes, as they will make your life as quizmaster a whole lot easier!

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10 Fun virtual quiz round ideas

Take your quizzes to the next level and escape general knowledge fatigue with our 10 fun and unique virtual quiz rounds!

1. Memorize: the frantic picture memory game!

Memorize is a frantic and fast paced picture memory game. In this game, your players will be shown a picture for just 5 seconds before being asked a question about what they’ve seen.

2. Virtual scavenger hunt

Ask your quizzers to quickly find a certain object from around their house, and then either award a point to the first person back or to the best object!

3. Crazy conveyors

In this game, players will see a number of items quickly pass by on a conveyor belt and will have to try and remember as many as they possibly can! Includes 4 great rounds (including the round of madness!)

4. Anagrams

Unscramble a series of letters to make a word. Check out our 30 fun pre-made word scrambles.

5. Brands and Logos

We see logos almost everywhere we look, however how many do we actually remember? Check out our 30 question brands and logos quiz…

6. Baby photos

Ask your participants to send you a picture of them when they were younger, then put up the images on screen and let them guess who is who. You could also find some celebrity baby photos online!

7. Will it float

Pick out some fun objects from around your house (e.g. a banana, a plastic bottle, anything goes!), have your quizzers guess whether or not they will float, then drop them into a bucket full of water.

8. Name the landmarks

Put up a famous landmark on screen and ask your quizzers what it’s called and where it’s located.

9. Music round

See whether your quizzers can identify a song from the first few seconds. You could make a Spotify playlist for this beforehand and then share your computer sound.

10. Two truths and a lie

Ask your quizzers to send over two surprising truths and a lie about themselves, and then ask the other quizzers to try and identify the lie.

Have fun with our 10 virtual quiz round ideas!

We hope you found this guide useful, and enjoy spicing up your next quiz with a few ideas from the list! For 10 great quizzes and games at only £10, you can check out our megapack here.

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How to host a virtual quiz: the ultimate guide

Quizzes are a great way to stay connected with your family and friends! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of how to host a virtual quiz and give you some tips to help your quiz run smoothly.

Pick a platform

There are loads of great video calling platforms out there, so it can be difficult deciding which one is best for you.

We find Zoom works really well and is easy to use, it also has lots of useful features for managing larger groups, however it has a 40 minute meeting limit on the free plan. This means that you’ll either have to start another meeting directly after the previous one ends, or upgrade to one of their premium plans.

Alternatively, Skype offers free calls for up to 50 people.

Google meet is another option, which is browser based and is very easy to use.

Microsoft teams is also a good option if you already have a Microsoft business account.

Prepare your quiz

Now that you’ve decided on a platform, it’s time to put together your questions. Make sure that you think about how difficult your questions will be; adding a few true/ false questions or multiple choices will help to make sure your questions aren’t too brain- achingly difficult! It’s also a good idea to fact check all your questions too so that you can avoid getting caught out. Equally, remember that quizmasters word is final.

If you’re after some fun round idea inspiration, then check out our top 10 list here!

Pick a date and time, and start your quiz!

Find a time that works for everyone in your group, and then schedule the meeting in your chosen video call platform. When the big day rolls around, let the fun begin!  It’s a good idea to join the meeting a few minutes early yourself so you have time to get everything prepared and get your screen sharing set up.

Keeping score

Participants could either send you their answers in the chat, or write them out on a piece of paper, whichever you prefer. Then you can choose to give them the answer after each question (generally more fun but can take longer), or do it after each round/ at the end of the quiz. If you want to get really fancy, then you can even split the meeting off using the breakout rooms feature on Zoom, to allow teams to discuss the answers.

Have fun!

We hope you found our guide on how to host a virtual quiz helpful. Feel free to let us know how you get on, and make sure to check out our variety of super fun pre-made quizzes and games; they will make hosting your next virtual quiz a breeze!

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How to host a quiz through Google Meet

Google meet is a great, simple platform for hosting quizzes with smaller groups of people – it doesn’t have quite as much functionality as Zoom or Skype, but it has the all important ‘share screen’ option for presenting your quiz slideshows, and its feature set should be more than enough to host a basic quiz.

1.Generate the link Go to meet.google.com and click on “new meeting”, then click on “get a meeting link to share”, and copy the link.

2. Joining the meeting From the pre- meeting screen, set up your camera and microphone and then click “join meeting”. You can also start screen sharing from here if you would like.

Google meet pre-join screen

3. Share your slideshow To share your PowerPoint, click on ‘Present now’. You can either select the individual window or just share your entire screen- it’s up to you.

Present button on meeting screen

And that’s it. As your participants click on the link they will join the meeting and appear on the screen in front of you. We hope you enjoy your quizzes- have fun!