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Introducing our new Flashcards mode

September 17, 2013

If you've been using Quizlet's full page Cards mode, today you'll notice a change – the option to choose between Flip and Flow.

Flip and Flow

Several months ago we launched a brand new Cards mode that introduced many improvements. You could study the entire set using one keystroke (pressing your down arrow key) to see the other side and the next card, turn on autoplay for a hands-free study experience, star the terms you want to focus on, and jump to a specific term using the list to the right. This has been a big hit with the millions of students using it.

Since then, we've launched a preview of our new set page design (read about it here) and one of the things we did was remove the traditional flashcards from the top of that page. We received a lot of feedback from users telling us that they wanted to continue using those "click to flip" flashcards. So we've now combined the two Cards modes into one full page Flashcards mode where you can choose between the two "Motions," which we're calling Flip and Flow.

Flip Flow

You can switch between Flip and Flow in the sidebar.

Flip and Flow

With Flip you can arrow through just terms or definitions, and then click to see the other side of the card – just like studying with paper flashcards.

flipbothsides

With Flow you can go through your cards using the down arrow key to reveal the next side and then the next card – all in one motion.

flow

We've also added Keyboard Shortcuts to make studying in Flashcards mode even easier.

shorcuts

You can hide the sidebar for a full screen study experience (click the blue tab on the right to open it again).

fullscreen

Give the new Flip mode a try and let us know what you think in feedback!

Comments

  1. kogiraffe 

    First Comment! This is my 2nd First Comment! This is so cool! :)

  2. kogiraffe 

    Ok, 2nd Comment. Close enough. :) I hope that they keep the old flashcards too.

    (and 3rd Comment)

  3. smexysunny 

    Nice Idea (:

  4. Kyl3Seva 

    5th comment, just tried this yesterday!!!

  5. lulu08 

    this is great. thanks!

  6. rdenise Teacher

    With the old version embedded in another site students were easily able to chose their method (learn, scatter, flashcards etc) by a drop down box on the right hand side. Now when they are on flash cards they cant get to any of the other modes - drop down box is gone.

  7. SireMontague 

    8th!!!!!
    Sometimes the text in Flip Mode is upside down, so I have to use Flow Mode. Can you fix that?

  8. yoyo26 Staff

    @rdenise Sorry about this, will be fixing it!

  9. aprilzero 

    @SireMontague: What browser/system are you using that gets it upside down?

  10. horse24 

    I really like the part where you can have cards,learn,speller,and test in order.Can you do something so I can keep track of my progress?

  11. christina1020 

    The flow kind of goes too fast... maybe there should be options for speed, like slow, medium, and fast.

  12. wow6677 

    Thanks! 15th!

  13. and4131 

    wow this just posted like 5 minuites ago! ppl post fast :0

  14. wow6677 

    But what about the discussion box??????????????????
    I can't find it! But love the new page! And I can also keep track on how I'm doing! Thanks Quizlet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. and4131 

    nvm it was 18 hrs. DERP!

  16. SPSwolves Plus

    awesome

  17. TheLorax123 Teacher

    I like the improvements, especially the activity tab and being able to change the order between original and alphabetical. "Most missed" will come in handy so that my students can focus on trouble spots. The only thing that could make things easier is having the ability to alphabetize the cards in edit mode. An excellent way to detect duplicates. Also, as I check definitions alphabetical is better than original order.

  18. aprilzero 

    @rdenise: Should be fixed now

  19. libbythompson2 

    Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. drrichards2 

    I have a question: what is so difficult about adding an adjustable time interval to the play mode? We have been asking for this for months now, and it seems like such a simple and essential feature. The play mode is worthless if it doesn't give you as much time as you need to LEARN the information. Obviously there is a built-in interval coded into the page. How hard is it to add a basic text box and assign the interval equal to the user input? I love Quizlet, but the absence of such a basic feature that could make the study experience SO much better is extremely frustrating.

  21. ositan-PeacemakerPax 

    40th high five!

    Quizlet, is there ever going to be a time that you will consider bringing back the multiplayer modes? Maybe even against the computer? Maybe a "Jeopardy" type game?

    But anyway, thanks for your service. You guys have been helping me get the grade since the 4th grade!

  22. egunter19 

    Would you please add different colors to the website?

  23. M1039213 

    30th comment

  24. ecotreck360 

    31th comment

  25. rivella Teacher

    I guess the implementation of the flip mode into the new card set is a clever improvement which brings the advantages of the old and the new version of the flashcards together in one feature! I'll stay tuned and think my students will like it (after a while when they get used to it).

  26. rivella Teacher

    I think you can't hide the sidebar in the flip mode, can you? I think this would be a great addition to the functionality.

  27. aprilzero 

    @rivella: yes you can, try clicking "fullscreen" or press F

  28. Gina021 

    theres a glitch on the flip mode... when i try flipping from my defenition to my term, it doesnt let me. But great job guys ^-^

  29. kk167 

    Great! Thanks, Quizlet! :)

  30. MmeThomas Teacher

    Thank you for returning the "2 of 20" feature. I like the guy's request for a timed play mode. Now it's about 2 seconds. Flickr has 2,4,6 seconds (slow, medium, fast). What's still missing is the login logo when on any of the study modes. If a student is not signed in, he loses the info from all study modes. He doesn't necessarily know he's not signed in, though, if the logo is not there. He'd have to open a new tab, go to Quizlet.com and confirm whether he's signed in that way, but that's only if he's really on top of things! Please return the logo to all study modes. You guys are awesome. I love all your new updates!

  31. MmeThomas Teacher

    I meant "fast, medium, slow" for the 2,4,6 second intervals...

  32. EJsea 

    3910 and this new setup is really cool. allot easier to use

  33. MrsLohmann 

    I wish the title still showed at the top of the set when you embed the cards on another website. I embed several card sets on my website at the same time - now it is harder to know which set goes with which subject.

  34. s1m2k3456 

    so easy!!!! LOVE IT <3 <3

  35. roge763 

    thank u

  36. FionaClements Plus

    I really like the new modes, but I've found that the audio has stopped working in the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire HD. It was ok yesterday, but disappeared today when the new mode appeared. I have audio in the dolphin browser on the Kindle Fire and on my PC, so the problem seems to be limited to Silk.

  37. ilovemelquin 

    love it

  38. shawndye101 

    Cool

  39. webplug 

    awesome

  40. AnnaM_2627 

    Cool! I always love new things ^_^

  41. steelers43 

    65th that is awesome btw

  42. starr-light 

    Awesome this is cool. :)

  43. fredchoihk 

    really good :)

  44. Loper1 

    Cool

  45. Loper1 

    Cool

  46. Ellie_MfYaajj185 

    That's nice !!! Lol

  47. Gabi_Rod 

    This is SO cool! Keep up the great work :D

  48. harpindersandhu 

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!

  49. aleesiag 

    good ideas:)

  50. noahvox2 

    Does the "Speller" need a special plug-in or need to be in a certain language? I haven't been able to get it to work with Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer on my Dell Optiplex 210L.

    Thanks,
    Dr. T

  51. vblakev 

    Yahoooo! (The exclamation not the website).

  52. SpaceCast11 

    @homsmc4 A little pointless for me to say this, but you can lock sets so only people in your class/people with a password can access it. If you don't like people spamming the set you're chatting on, you can make your own class/set and share it with your friends. Quizlet isn't that place where you're friends meet everyday to talk about that cool new game you got, it's about learning, and if you are annoyed by other people who are using the set, you could call/text/talk to them in person. Also, the scatter game is "multiplayer" in a sense that you can try to beat another individual's high score, but it isn't meant to distract people too much from studying the set, its just a good way to review the set. Hope this helps!

  53. SpaceCast11 

    This new viewing mode is really cool, but how many "new modes" (small fixes) are you going to go through before the Flashcard mode is finished? There is still a ton of stuff that can be added to Quizlet, you don't need to spend all that time just trying to make few amounts of people happy.

  54. soph1a 

    Really cool! thanks quizlet i <3 u!!!

  55. BrinaBeth Plus

    Hey, I've been on the site for a while and I always loved the most missed question feature. That allowed me to focus the next Quizlet on the weaknesses of the people who studied with me. However, a while back you took away that feature which really hindered my Quizlet making. Sure, I've been able to make over a hundred semi-okay quizzes these past few months/years, but I wish this feature will return. Is it going to be redone or is it a retired feature?

  56. ralph1999 

    Great!

  57. dwellman59 

    thiss
    isss
    aaaa
    veryyyyy
    usefulllllll
    siteeeeeeee

  58. Catygmail 

    Thanks for this

  59. kbozer_jr 

    I love this so far and this website has helped me get through Spanish since 7th grade. it is such a great tool and I recommend it to every classmate that needs a way to study or test themselves!!!

  60. khannah_202 

    <3 This website. :3

  61. mpachiano 

    with the new changes my flash card audio is not working on my cell phone??? can anybody tell me why?

  62. Sundeep_Singh 

    Wonderful

  63. KirkAnderson Teacher

    Using a translation to build vocabulary should only be a last resort, when other options (sounds, images, synonyms, definitions) are not available. Just my opinion, but I'm not the only one.

  64. andrewli321 

    64th comment! Great change!

  65. excelclass 

    Cool!!! I'll try it thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. AWESOMENINGAS 

    coll :)

  67. SCHEFF85 

    cool

  68. SCHEFF85 

    67

  69. Girlteam 

    I like the new idea but I have one more thing that could make it better. That would be adding words to a set already existing. But Quizlet is already the best~

  70. antonio_stark Plus

    verrry nice! I like how Quizlet retains both advantages! :)

  71. Alyus 

    Very nice.

  72. kkkelsey 

    Ok. Click on my name. Go to my class Friends. Read my dreams.

  73. Katyperry13 

    The flash cards help a lot I have vocabulary tests on wensdays we have science vocabulary quizzes and Fridays we have language arts vocabulary tests

  74. PhilipdLenzen 

    To the staff:
    Would it be possible for you to add the option of color-coding flashcards, or do you even have that already? I and other students I know tend to learn more quickly if we can put the masculine words of a language on flashcards of one color, the feminine on another, and the neuter on another. It's really effective!

  75. yoyo26 Staff

    @BrianaBeth Your most missed words is a feature we've reintroduced on the new set page that is currently in preview mode, have you checked that out yet? Here's a link to our blog post about it: http://quizlet.com/inside-quizlet/preview-quizlets-new-set-page.

  76. King_Aidan_1 

    I saw the comment about a multiplayer games you guys used to have. My whole grade wants to know if you guys can bring it back.

  77. BearBear88 

    I like the idea about the color coded terms - it makes it easier for me if the terms are more visual. Is there a way to choose the color of the card or the writing on it so things are colorful?
    Thanks so much!
    Quizlet has helped me a lot with almost every subject in school!

  78. RomaSorrento 

    I'm new at this , but I love it. I log on every day. It's a great way to learn
    Thanks

  79. misscastner Teacher

    I like the new mode probably as much as the old mode, but for different reasons. The new mode is cleaner, making it easier to view the images. Also, I like the larger area for the questions and answers to appear, so that there is not so much of reducing a font size on a longer question or answer. I also like that after I create a set, I only have to make 2 clicks instead of 3 to add a set to a class. I also like that those buttons are on the right side of the screen, making it much faster. I transfer a lot of data between Access and Quizlet, so the quicker the transfer the better.

  80. s_callahan63 

    I joined Quizlet after multiplayer mode was "taken away." I have heard it was a great study tool. Quizlet team, have you ever thought about implementing the mode back in for a beta?

  81. s_callahan63 

    BTW, thank you for listening to the community!

  82. rosiethecat101 Plus

    @yoyo26 whenever i click on the flashcards, the page disappears. i dont know why its doing that, and ive tried multiple times

  83. dilky 

    I love this new flashcard mode!

  84. ldy_sela 

    is there a way to past from my excel spread sheet to make a new set of flashcard????

  85. hi100 

    88TH COMMENT I LOVE QUIZLET!

  86. karatebo 

    I like the new features :D I find it funny how people count what comment they are (I'm 89th :P).

  87. TechnoHistorian Teacher

    Is there a way to turn off the speech portion for every quizlet question in every set? Also, I see an edit button in the published set. Can anyone and everyone edit my quizlet once I embed it into a website?

  88. MICARLOSCACERES Teacher

    I need this characteristics in my IPAD, in this moment it is more easy to study using mi IPAD APP.

  89. moustachelouie13 

    Love iT!

  90. yoyo26 Staff

    @TechnoHistorian You can turn audio off by selecting "off" in the "Speak Text" section of the sidebar. Only people who have the ability to edit your set will see the edit button, so if it is set to "just me" on the edit set page, only you are seeing those buttons!

  91. Irene228 Plus

    It's awesome! thank you

  92. MorganO341 

    So much better than the old one this has helped me so much more thank you so much keep up the good work.

  93. SparkleGirl18 

    I love it Thanks

  94. Kush_mose 

    i love it too :)

  95. Hammerstam 

    ಠ_ಠ

  96. hkwon17 

    Cool! The flashcards have really improved a lot! Now it just has to make the new set more horizontal instead of vertical

  97. Walker23 

    It is so cool it helps me stude

  98. khannah_202 

    Ⓖⓞⓞⓓ Ⓙⓞⓑ Ⓠⓤⓘⓩⓛⓔⓣ

  99. alanacupecake-simone 

    cool

  100. alanacupecake-simone 

    i love these people

  101. julie13450 

    eeeeeeeeeeeee I love the new flash cards :O lol

  102. sne1999 

    cool:) it should help out a lot.

  103. cathyt26 

    Hello!
    Are you french ?

  104. deblynn 

    When I clicked audio "off," it still read the word as I tried to flip through the cards. I hadn't read this post yet and didn't know to use the direction arrows to move and the space bar to flip. So it kept reading the cards when I pressed enter.

  105. MsW_loves_math Teacher

    I love the flashcards. I can get two students to compete to calculate an answer and who ever gets it first says it, clicks on it and they both check it. It completely engaged my class.

  106. MsW_loves_math Teacher

    We had to turn the auto play off because it went too fast for my students.

  107. nancywillis Teacher

    I'm still trying to learn to use all of the great features I keep running across. I need to learn how to upload my images because a lot of the images readily available are not the right ones for my health science education students. If anyone wants to help me out I would appreciate it. I will work on it until I get it right.

  108. Sharmasharma1 

    It is really difficult to print flash cards off now as it has you used too many pieces of paper. We don't like it.

  109. Mason_Fisher 

    Thank u all for quizlet it is good to learn words on

  110. tiffanymdurst 

    thanks quizlet this lets me take all kinds of classes like wwe and marvel

  111. deo469 

    I LOVE QUIZLET!

  112. sweetvt 

    I cannot get the volume to speak the flashcard.

  113. bluedomke 

    Awesome!!!!!!
    Quizlet rocks!!!!!!
    I can't believe that quizlet make learning Spanish so fun.

  114. bluedomke 

    114 comment and 115.
    flash cards are a really good way to memorize Spanish.
    IT ROX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is truly the best learning site ever.

  115. jointdoc 

    is there a way to slow down the play function?

  116. BrandoCav666 

    Swag

  117. BrandoCav666 

    Thank Quizlet!! I like Flow better, I also like the scores!

  118. Margolis18 

    119 french is awesome

  119. petersonl28 

    Why does the sound not work with the flashcards when I view them on my phone????

  120. yusiku_simenda 

    Hai guys thanks for this programme I do enjoy it.. pleases could you send me the latest quizlet.. this week I became a best quizer of church heritage. my God richly bless you.
    thanks

  121. speedstar101 

    there was a multiplayer mode!!!! Plz bring it back! my friend and I can only have friendly rivalry on two games, and there is only so low of a possible score on scatter.

  122. deo469 

    please, I want a new game!

  123. quizlette4950 

    ITS COOL

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