Kahoot vs Mentimeter


Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap

05.12.2023 • 6 minutes

Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap

After researching and testing Kahoot and Mentimeter for two weeks, it became clear to me that each platform has its unique strengths and ideal use case:

Kahoot is the perfect platform if you’re looking to turn learning into a heavily gamified experience by allowing students to create custom avatars, participate in competitions, and celebrate the top 3 students on a podium at the end. Combined with the fun and vibrant UI, it’s a perfect tool for K-12 education. However, it’s not ideal in professional settings or higher education where understanding audience sentiments and taking questions in real-time come into play.

Meanwhile, Mentimeter has interactive tools for gathering audience sentiment during live events and a handy feature for viewing presenter notes and remotely controlling the progression of slides. But most of its question types are designed to capture ideas and thoughts, rather than for scoring and competition purposes. This, combined with its surgical UI, makes it a good choice for professional settings like presentations to engage the participants.

Since both platforms lack a comprehensive blend of gamification and in-depth audience interaction, I’ve included Wooclap in this comparison. Its diverse question types, fun but unobtrusive UI, presenter view, two-way interaction tools, and competitive mode make it perfect for higher education lecturers and professional training environments to encourage active participation, boost knowledge retention, and conduct comprehensive assessments.

Let’s take a deeper dive into Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap to understand how they differ in the following key areas:

  1. Event Management
  2. Question Types
  3. Integrations
  4. Price

I’ll also touch on ease of onboarding, support, and user reviews in the comparison summary below to give you a comprehensive overview of each tool.

Comparison Summary: Kahoot vs. Mentimeter vs. Wooclap

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Mentimeter logo
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Free plan is limited to 40 players per event. Individual and team plans start at $3.99/mo/teacher and $12.99/mo/teacher. Has separate business plans.


Free plan only allows 50 participants monthly. Starter costs $11.99/mo/teacher with a 30% discount for schools.


Free plan unlocks 1,000 participants per event. Basic plan costs $6.99/mo/teacher or $9.99/mo for other individuals.

Event Management

Gather feedback and get audience performance reports after live events. Can’t take questions and comments during live events.


Two-way interactive tools during events + presenter view for viewing notes and remote control + audience participation reports.


Everything Mentimeter can do + message categorization tool + native timer + audience performance reports.

Question Types

14 question types + access to community-driven Kahoot library + customizable characters and leaderboards for fun gamification.


13 question types + 28 business-focused templates + leaderboards for top 10 participants for each question.


21 question types + over 50 templates covering business, education and team activities + over 100 question examples + flexible leaderboards.


Supports only 4 integrations: PowerPoint, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Hopin.


Supports the same integrations as Kahoot.


Supports PowerPoint, Zoom, MS Teams, Google Slides, Genially, Ubicast, Miro, 360Learning + all LTI standard platforms (like Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, & BrightSpace).

Ease of Onboarding

Has a help center with articles and FAQs and regularly organizes live webinars. Relies on its community to create video tutorials.


In addition to the help center and webinars, there’s a dedicated YouTube channel with tutorial videos. Custom onboarding is available for enterprise users.


Similar to Mentimeter, Wooclap has a help center and a YouTube channel that hosts monthly webinars and trains teachers to get familiar with the platform.

Customer Support

Submit requests via online forms. Response times can be long at times, however, this may not be the case for premium users.


Reach out to support in-app or via email. Priority support outside business hours is available for enterprise users.


Access support via a contact form, in-app chat, or email. Enterprise users get dedicated support.  

Best For:

Creating fun and playful lessons and assessments for K-12 students.

Encouraging audience participation during business meetings and presentations.

Boosting knowledge retention in complex subjects for higher education and business training.

What is Kahoot?

“Turn study time into playtime” 📖🤸
Kahoot's homepage directs users directly to its paid plans.

Morten Versvik teamed up with Professor Alf Inge Wang to work on “Lecture Quiz” as a research project. The goal was to unlock the learning potential of students of all ages by making learning fun and enjoyable. Ever since its official launch in September 2013, Kahoot has engaged over 9 billion participants across 200+ countries.

Kahoot excels in making learning fun through games. It has a large library focused on K12 topics and general trivia and allows users to make custom quizzes. Students can create their own avatars before starting a session, another way to personalize the experience and engage kids. Kahoot also shows scores after each question and at the end of a quiz, encouraging competition. Some other notable features include background music, randomizing questions and answers, and collecting feedback.

The playful, competitive, and gamified experience makes Kahoot great for K-12 teachers aiming to enhance classroom engagement and participation. However, the colorful approach isn’t suitable for professional settings or higher-education lectures.

What is Mentimeter?

“From passive listeners to active contributors” 👂🙋‍♂️
Mentimeter's homepage starts with: "Make your meetings count" and directs the user to their Presentations.

In 2014, Johnny Warström, Niklas Ingvar, Henrik Fräsén, and Kristoffer Renholm launched Mentimeter as a web-based solution to improve collaboration and engagement in large corporate meetings. By 2019, it had over 60 million users worldwide.

Mentimeter offers interactive features, allowing presenters to receive real-time questions and comments, and gauge audience sentiment with emojis during presentations. Plus, presenters can control slides and access notes remotely from desktops and mobile devices. The majority of Mentimeter’s question types encourage discussions and gather audience opinions, with only a few of them supporting quizzes and competition.

These features make it ideal for public speakers, trainers, and professionals looking to improve audience engagement in seminars, workshops, and presentations. 

What is Wooclap?

“Make complex topics fun and engaging” 🤩📚
Wooclap's homepage allows users to join events, alternatively, it prompts them to try Wooclap for free.

Sébastien Lebbe and Jonathan Alzetta met at a lecture hall and bonded over their love of technology and learning. They agreed that teachers were having an increasingly tough time capturing and retaining student attention, so, in 2015, they launched Wooclap with the help of veteran educators, neuroscientists, and tech experts. Today it serves 50+ million users around the world — including Maastricht University, Total Energies, and Kellogg’s.

Wooclap’s roots in neuroscience show through tools, based on modern learning best practices. Its many question types allow teachers to engage students with interactive exercises that help with knowledge retention while enabling teachers to gauge where students get confused in real-time. After a learning session, teachers also get detailed reports on student performance and can send feedback to students. Wooclap also allows integrations with every common learning management system, allowing learning organizations to seamlessly plug it into their curriculum. Distance learning or in-person, Wooclap gives you support through it all.  

Wooclap supports some gamification features with its ‘competition mode’ but its main focus is on higher education classrooms and business training where knowledge retention is the priority. That’s because its toolbox is geared for learning and understanding complex topics.

Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap: Event Management

Mentimeter’s event features are geared toward presentations, Kahoot is ideal for classroom lectures, and Wooclap is the best for interactive discussions.

Mentimeter and Wooclap make it easy to have two-way interactions during live events, Kahoot only lets you take feedback at the end.

During a live event, Mentimeter gives you access to interactive tools for your live events. You can interact with your audience and address their concerns by turning comments and Q&A sections on or off. 

You can also let your audience react to your slides using five simple emojis: thumbs up, thumbs down, heart, question mark, and a cat. This way, you can quickly see how they feel about what you're saying.

Then there’s the Mentimote feature — think of it like Microsoft’s PowerPoint’s presenter view.

It’s great for controlling slides on-premise while viewing presenter notes and other handy presentation controls. And if you access the feature from your phone, you don't have to stay near a computer.

Mentimeter's presenter view has two menus at the bottom right and left, each is marked with a red rectangle. The menu on the left allows the user to control the presentation, while the one on the right shows interaction options.

Mentimote - Mentimeter’s presenter tool

Wooclap’s live event features are very similar to Mentimeter.

Instructors can see if there are any confused students on the active slide, receive questions and comments from students, and access the presenter view to see presenter notes (2). They can also control slides remotely (1).

Unlike Mentimeter, Wooclap’s presenter view lets you create custom labels for categorizing students’ questions, making it easier to organize and address them effectively.  

Then there’s the timer feature (3) for teachers who want to set time limits for specific activities during lessons, ensuring that they progress smoothly and finish within the allocated class period.

Wooclap's Slide Control (1) is situated in the top left corner of the presenter view. The user can use it to switch to the next slide or the previous one. In the center of the screen is the main functionality of the presenter view: Messages, Votes, and Notes (2). These allow the presenter to interact with their audience. Finally, on the bottom left of the screen is the Timer (3). It lets the user time their presentation.

But that's not all.

Woocalp’s “I’m confused” button is a useful feature that helps you understand how well your audience is following your lectures or seminars, without anyone in the audience having to speak up. It shows the number of confused participants in real-time at the top of your presentation, and you can reset it after resolving the issue.

Kahoot doesn’t have the messaging and presenter view features like Mentimeter and Wooclap. Instead, you have access to controls like randomizing the order of questions and answers, automatically progressing through questions, and choosing background music for your sessions.

And, at the end of the event, teachers can gather basic quantitative feedback like whether students learned something new, whether they recommend the presenter’s “Kahoot”, and also give an overall rating.

Plus, you have access to controls like randomizing the order of questions and answers, automatically progressing through questions, and choosing background music for your sessions.

Kahoot's feedback screen appears at the end of the session, gives the presenter an overall rating, and shows how users rated them in three categories: Learning outcomes, Recommend, and Feeling.

Kahoot and Wooclap’s reports focus on performance, while Mentimeter’s focus on participation rates.

Mentimeter shows the percentage of participants who answered questions and provides a list of their raw scores. However, it doesn't detail how many got each question right. 

All questions raised during an event are stored, and the data can be exported as a PDF. These features, emphasizing participation, make it suitable for business settings.

Mentimeter's feedback screen is focused on participation rates; showing how many participants responded to each question. It also shows a Leaderboard for quit participants.

Kahoot’s reports fall into three categories (1):

  • The Players section — ranks players by percentage and raw scores.
  • The Question section (2) — displays each question with the percentage of correct answers.
  • And the Feedback section — which displays the saved feedback from students.

 All this data can be exported as an Excel file for further review.

Kahoot's reports show the user how many participants answered each question correctly in the Questions tab. It also offers a session Summary, reports for each participant, and the participants Feedback.

Like Kahoot, Wooclap’s event report feature also has Questions and Participants sections that help you track your students’ understanding of each question.

If you set up an authentication system, you can send individual reports to listeners with the click of a button, which makes it perfect for higher education where students need instant feedback after lectures. You can download these reports as Excel and PDF files.

Wooclap's users can review their whole event, check the participant's performance on each question, analyze each participant overall performance, and see data displayed in a grid view.

Wooclap wins for having the perfect blend of live event tools and gauging performance.

Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap: Question Types

Kahoot is the most gamified but has only 14 question types, Mentimeter has 13 question types and doesn’t offer gamification, while Wooclap has 21 question types and strikes a middle ground with gamification.

Kahoot has 14, Mentimeter 13, and Wooclap 21 question types.

Kahoot has 7 question types for testing knowledge: Quiz, True or False, Type Answer, Slider, Puzzle, Pin Answer, and Quiz + Audio. These question types let you specify the right answers so you can score and rank players.

But if you just want to collect opinions and encourage discussions, there are 7 other question types you can use: Poll, Drop Pin, Word Cloud, Open-ended, Scale, NPS Scale, and Brainstorm.

Kahoot's question builder is colorful and cluttered with information, which could alienate first-time users.

Mentimeter has 13 question types including Multiple Choice, Word Cloud, Open-ended, Scale, and Ranking. However, these are only for gathering audience responses.

If you want your audience to compete and engage with your presentation, you can choose from 2 quiz types: Select Answer and Type Answer.

Mentimeter's question builder is minimalistic and surgical - nothing stands out. It might be a bit confusing at first but the minimalistic design makes it easy to navigate once you're used to it.

Wooclap has a total of 21 question types for testing students’ knowledge and understanding, and gathering their thoughts. Some of these are very similar to the key question types in Kahoot and Mentimeter. 

But Wooclap stands out with some unique question types. These include:

  • Matching, where students pair related items; 
  • Fill in the blanks, which challenges students to complete sentences or phrases; 
  • and Label an image, an engaging way to test knowledge on diagrams or pictures.
Wooclap's question builder strikes a middle ground between Kahoot and Mentimeter. It's clean and unobtrusive while making the important elements stand out. This makes it easy to get started with and use.

In addition to the diverse range of questions for learning purposes, Wooclap also includes question types for brainstorming and workshop settings. There are two notable ones:

  • Brainstorming — enables the creation of interactive boards where users can collaboratively express their ideas and thoughts (shown in the screenshot below).
  • And Framework — takes group collaboration a step further with predefined categories. These guide the users' contributions, allowing for a more structured and focused group discussion.
Framework questions help steer brainstorming sessions into productive directions. They allow the session leader to define categories where participants can collect their thoughts and answers to a core question.

Mentimeter’s gamification settings are rigid, Wooclap’s are more flexible, and Kahoot adds a touch of playfulness.

Mentimeter lets you add a timer to each quiz question, making quizzes more fun and challenging. Unlike Kahoot and Wooclap which automatically assign more points to people who choose the right answer faster, Mentimeter gives you the option to either enable or disable this feature.

You can add a leaderboard after every question or only at the end of the quiz to show the visualization of rankings and cumulative points for the top 10 participants. 

Mentimeter's leaderboard is very simple; displaying only participant names and their points.

Wooclap’s features are very similar to Mentimeter. However, unlike Mentimeter and Kahoot, Wooclap has an extra feature for setting the same time for all questions. This way, you don’t have to go through the tedious process of setting them up for each question.

Plus, Wooclap’s competition mode gives you more control over when and how to display rankings on leaderboards. You can display the top 3, 5, 10, or 15 participants and their scores on your screen with the toggle of a button. Meanwhile, participants see their own rank and score on their screens.

Wooclap's leaderboards are more customizable and personalized. They include images.

Unlike Mentimeter and Wooclap, Kahoot gives you the choice to award standard points for a question, double the points, or even give no points at all.

After each question, Kahoot automatically displays the rankings of the top 5 participants. Players on an answer streak or move up three or more spots get special shoutouts. And when the quiz wraps up, the top 3 players are celebrated on a special podium.

While Mentimeter and Wooclap let participants join with or without nicknames, Kahoot lets learners create characters to join the game. This makes the experience more fun and engaging for kids but has the flip side of alienating higher education or corporate participants.

Kahoot's leaderboards are geared toward kids, with cartoony graphics.

Mentimer’s event templates focus on business events, Wooclap’s range from business to education and everything in between, and Kahoot’s large library covers multiple subjects and general trivia for kids.

Mentimeter comes with 28 templates, most of which are designed for business use cases like team meetings, team building, and training sessions.

The template library also includes "Agile workflow" and "Workshop & brainstorming" categories.

Wooclap’s public event template library has over 50 templates, covering all kinds of areas like education, business & training, feedback, co-creation, knowledge evaluation, and icebreakers.

And if you’re looking for ideas to quickly add to an existing event, you can check out the examples gallery.

Wooclap's question example library is easy to navigate with plenty of filtering options.

Kahoot lets you choose from one of 13 templates as a starting point in its editor, but you’re not limited to these. Thanks to its community-driven Kahoot library, you can explore thousands of questions to add to your own Kahoot.

Just type in relevant keywords in the Question Bank search bar and filter results by question types.

Kahoot's template library interface also displays how many times each template got used.

Wooclap’s unique and diverse question types and gamified but professional features make it perfect for higher-education use cases. Kahoot has an expansive public template library with a heavily gamified experience, perfect for K-12 education.

Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap: Integrations

Kahoot and Mentimeter both have 4 integrations, for presentations and live events. Wooclap has 11, with a focus on presentation tools and LMS systems.

Kahoot and Mentimer integrate with PowerPoint, MS Teams, and Zoom.

Kahoot and Mentimeter have a PowerPoint plug-in that lets you import PowerPoint presentations into the event designer, making it easy to create interactive presentations.

Both platforms also integrate with Hopin, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, which is useful for corporate environments and K-12 education purposes where these apps are commonly used.

Wooclap doesn’t support Hoppin but also integrates with Moodle, Blackboard, and Canvas.

On the other hand, Wooclap integrates with PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, 360Learning, Zoom, Genially, and Microsoft Teams, but doesn’t support Hopin yet.

However, Wooclap’s strength is in its learning management system (LMS) integrations.

It seamlessly integrates with Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, BrightSpace, and any other learning platform that supports the LTI standard. That means instructors can incorporate Wooclap’s interactive activities into their courses and assess results directly inside the student’s grade books.

Wooclap also integrates with eduGAIN, a simple, secure single sign-on service that supports access to thousands of educational services worldwide.


Wooclap has the most integrations, which help instructors with the whole modern teaching experience, not just during lectures.

Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap: Pricing

Kahoot offers limited free access and complex paid options, Mentimeter has simpler pricing with unlimited participants on paid plans, while Wooclap provides the best value with unlimited questions and comprehensive features for diverse team sizes.

Kahoot, Mentimeter, and Wooclap offer free plans.

Kahoot’s free plan for schools gives you access to unlimited Kahoot events. However, the functionality on the free version is somewhat limited — you only get access to multiple-choice question types, and a live event is limited to 40 participants.

Meanwhile, Mentimeter’s free plan has no limits with question types, but you can only have 50 participants per month. Participants, in this case, are the total number of people who have voted across all your presentations. Once you hit the limit, you can no longer host any event until the next month.

Wooclap’s free plan unlocks all question types and allows you to add 2 questions per event. Unlike Kahoot and Mentimeter, you get access to the import slides features on this plan. Plus, you get access to unlimited events and can host up to 1,000 participants in a single event.

Kahoot’s higher pricing plans unlock more participants for live events and finding the right plan is difficult because of the options.

Kahoot has two pricing structures:

Both of these are grouped based on two use cases:

  • Individual, for teachers and professionals,
  • and Team, for professional groups and schools.

Here’s a breakdown of Kahoot’s Education individual and team pricing structures:

Education - Individual



40 participants per session


100 participants per session


200 participants per session


400 participants per session

Business - Individual

Starter360 Standard360 Presenter360 Pro360 Pro Max


20 participants per session


20 participants per session

(only annual plan)

50 participants per session


(only annual plan)

2000 participants per session


(only annual plan)

2000 participants per session

And here are the Team & School plans:

Education - Team

FreeEDU Standard School & DistrictEDU Pro School & District


40 participants per session


5 licenses

800 participants per session


5 licenses

2000 participants per session

Business - Team

360 Presenter360 Pro for Teams360 Spirit360 Spirit Premium


5 licenses

50 participants per session


5 licenses

2000 participants per session


50 licenses

100 participants per session


100 licenses

10,000 participants per session

And we haven’t even included the premium and one-time plans.

As you can see, the biggest hurdle with Kahoot’s pricing is the complexity — finding the right plan is like trying to get through a maze. Having said that, it’s easy to see that the Education plans are more affordable.

Mentimeter offers unlimited participants across all paid plans.

Similar to Kahoot, Mentimeter has two pricing structures: one for Individuals or teams and the other for Teachers and students (30% to 40% cheaper). But unlike Kahoot, the pricing system is a lot easier to understand.


Unlimited participants + Import slides + Export results to Excel


Everything in Basic + Custom branding + Team collaboration


Everything in Pro + Single Sign-On (SSO) + Success manager

$ 8.99/mo/presenter
$ 14.99/mo/presenter

Wooclap unlocks unlimited questions and offers the best value for money.

Wooclap has a very similar pricing structure to Mentimeter, with about the same discounted rates for teachers and students. However, it limits the number of participants to 1,000 on the Basic and Pro plans.


Unlimited questions + Export to Excel and PDF + Participant pace questionnaires


Basic + Custom branding + SMS voting + Team collaboration


Pro + Unlimited participants + LMS integration + SSO + Dedicated support


Wooclap. The pricing plans are suitable for teams of all sizes, unlocking key features to support the learning experience that you won’t get with other platforms.

Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap: Pros & Cons

Kahoot logo
Kahoot ProsKahoot Cons

Access unlimited events on the free plan

Free plan is limited to multiple-choice question types

Turn on background music for live events

Import slides feature not allowed on free plan

Add questions from massive Kahoot library

Limited native integrations

Gather student feedback after live events

Can’t take real-time questions during events

Randomize the order of questions & answers

Allow students to create custom characters

Mentimeter logo
Mentimeter ProsMentimeter Cons

Unlocks all question types on the free plan

Free plan is limited to 50 participants/month

Set up slide reactions with five emojis

Can’t import slides on free plan

View presenter notes with Mentimote

Few templates and native integrations

Auto-save the questions asked during events

Can’t track detailed performance with reports

Add images and GIFs from native library

Get overall and question-specific participation rates

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Wooclap ProsWooclap Cons

Host up to 1,000 participants on the free plan

Free plan is limited to 2 questions per event

Create quizzes with 21 question types

Can’t view presenter notes on mobile device

Use competitive mode for active engagement

Categorize messages in presenter view

Track lessons and activities with native timer

Send performance reports to your audience

Connect with presentation, video conferencing, and LMS tools

Final Verdict: Kahoot vs Mentimeter vs Wooclap

Best for:

Teachers and schools in the K-12 sector wanting to improve participation and engagement in classrooms.

Best for:

Business professionals and executives looking to improve attention and participation during team meetings, presentations, and seminars

Best for:

Higher education lecturers and professional instructors who want to boost active participation and knowledge retention during teaching sessions.

Kahoot’s custom character creation and gamification features make it perfect for sparking fun, excitement, and engagement in classroom sessions. Mentimeter’s question types, interactive tools, and participation reports are ideal for businesses aiming to engage audiences, gather feedback, and test basic knowledge. Meanwhile, Wooclap’s diverse question types, LMS integrations, and detailed reports make it easy for educators and trainers to create comprehensive assessments while tracking performance across the board.

Use Kahoot if:

  • You’re teaching students at the K-12 level.
  • You’re looking for a heavily gamified experience to make learning fun.
  • You don’t need real-time interaction with students during learning sessions.

Click here to get started with Kahoot!

Use Mentimeter if:

  • You want to improve engagement during business-related events.
  • Your goal is to gather your audience’s thoughts and test basic knowledge.
  • You’re more focused on gauging and improving audience participation rather than performance.

Click here to get started with Mentimeter!

Use Wooclap if:

  • You’re a lecturer or instructor, teaching complex topics.
  • You want the flexibility to test your audience on complex and diverse concepts during events.
  • You want to gain an in-depth understanding of your audience’s performance so you can adapt your teaching methods.

Click here to get started with Wooclap!



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