Submitted by Charlotte Webster & Keith Webster, Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, Royal Roads University, CTET | @keithatwork1

What is it?

Cram is an online service that lets you create flashcard sets for yourself or your students, or find flashcard sets shared by others.

What can it do?

Cram provides a very intuitive interface to create flashcards one at a time or upload a whole set as a CSV file or from Google Docs.

How does it work

You can start a Cram account online on your computer at or you can get started directly with your free Cram App at:

Once you have a Cram account you can create flashcards or search for existing sets that suit your purpose. This works very well within the mobile version, but those that prefer a keyboard may want to use a computer.

Here are two video tutorials, one based on the desktop and one using the App, and a PDF document for the App version.

Extend your learning

You can explore the Cram site to learn about the different modes that flashcards can be used in:

  • Memorize
  • Test/Cram Mode
  • Games

Here are some student-generated sets.

How can you use it in your teaching and learning?

Some stuff needs to be memorized. Cram can place a flashcard set on the phones and tablets of your students allowing practice during any spare time.

A more advanced use for Cram is to have students create their own flashcard sets and share them.

A short task – challenge yourself!

Download the Cram App and set up your account.

Search for some flashcard sets relevant to your subject area. Try out the flashcard set on your phone using the Memorize or Cram modes. Create your own flashcard set, try out the different features. Share a link to your flashcard set in the comments below or on social media.

A next step

Design a short activity where students create flashcard sets as a way of demonstrating their learning.

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