So let’s get started! I’m going to do something simple, the body and body parts. I’m going to get my image from google images ( see finding images here for a reminder) and I want a body outline picture where I can see fingers and toes, which rules out the first row of images.
In the end I went with this one:
Save the image and give it a useful name like “body outline image”
You can drag and drop it but I find that a bit fiddly so I prefer to upload an image by clicking on the “choose an image” text in blue inside the box with dotted outline.
Here it is in Quizlet ready to be worked on!
Remember to give it a title, Quizlet is much happier when it has titles! It’s a bit like saving a document but not exactly.
Even if you have a free account you can still upload an image with no problems. But remember which formats (JPG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, and GIF) are accepted and check your explorer folder for the image size. The maximum file size is 3MB.
So what if I only had an image with text already on it? Like this:
If the image has text on it, I can blur that text out by selecting edit and then the blur option which is the yellow square with a circle in it. A cross appears with an instruction box, don’t release the mouse key! Slowly and carefully outline each word or phrase you want to be blurred, don’t do a big fat block down the side like I did because you’ll need each individual item (or word or phrase) to be blurred separately for your diagram to work.
Be careful because you have to do each item separately. Click on the blue tick. You’ll get prompts to help you.
Here it is half done:
When you’re finished, click on the blue tick. to save your changes. Make sure you do this frequently because Quizlet doesn’t have a back button which takes you back one step. DO NOT USE THE BROWSER BACK BUTTON. It will take you out of the create page and you might get it back if you then click the forward button, but there are no guarantees.
OK now we have a diagram but no words. I’m going to go back to our original blank body for this part but the principles are the same whether you have blurred text or not.
Adding points to a diagram
Select the yellow point icon, then move the mouse hand (which turns into a cross when you are on the diagram for more accurate placement) to an area on your diagram which you want to name.
As you can see my first one is “head”. Type on the line which says “term” and click add. You’ll notice you now have a word list with “head” as the first term. There’s no need to add definition at this level, the images do the work for you.
To add a point to the fingers I’m going to use the zoom (+) in the bottom right hand corner of the diagram screen to zoom in on the image. I’ll do the same with “thumb”, just because I can.
Here’s where a paid account is useful because Quizlet users with free accounts can only have a maximum of eight points on a diagram. Quizlet Plus and Quizlet Teacher members have all the points they want! But remember you might well be able to find a ready made one created by someone with a paid account. Like this. In which case you’ve saved money and time.
What if you make a mistake like this:
Click on the point and open the yellow circle with three dots (the More menu). Then, select Remove from diagram.
Remember the Quizlet audio is auto-generated and for some reason I get an American English voice on Chrome and British English on Windows Explorer. I haven’t tried it on Edge yet. Who knows what happens on Safari? Maybe you do, so leave me a note in the comments.
When you’re finished, select Create to save and publish your set.
For a more details from Quizlet’s step by step webinar on diagrams click here.
I recommend you resize and put two browser windows side by side one with the webinar running and one with Quizlet so you can do what the instructor is doing at the same time.
Pause the video frequently and follow the instructions. Don’t just watch it, do it at the same time.