How do Multiplayer Games function?
Minecraft: Education Edition multiplayer games take place connecting over IP. You can read about Multiplayer games in our Knowledge Base. Multiplayer games have a capacity of 30 players, for iPad, Windows 10, and MacOS.
Can I play multiplayer with other versions of Minecraft?
No. Minecraft: Education Edition is not compataible with other versions of Minecraft such as Minecraft PE, Java, Bedrock etc.
Why can't I see other players and/or games on my "Friends" tab?
Other players will only appear on your "Friends" tab if you are both on the same connection. In the case that you are in different locations that have different networks or subnets you will need to connect manually via the "Servers" tab.
What is Classroom Mode and how do I use it?
Classroom Mode is a companion app for Minecraft: Education Edition that enables educators to manage world settings, communicate with students, give items and teleport students in the Minecraft world. For videos and extensive documentation on Classroom Mode, head to our full set of training materials.
Can I code in Minecraft: Education Edition? How does it work?
Yes, you can! Code Builder is now available in-game just press "c" on your keyboard for it to launch. Code Connection is a separate companion app that is compatible with older versions of Minecraft: Education Edition as well as the Bedrock edition of Minecraft.
Both options allow educators and students to explore, create, and play in an immersive Minecraft world – all by writing code. Head here to a training that answers all your questions, and get in touch with support if you need further assistance.
Is offline usage possible?
The only time you need to be connected is for logging in and multiplayer games.
What are mods and will they be supported in Minecraft: Education Edition?
Mods are modifications to Minecraft (Java) and available through a number of third-party websites. They can add or remove content to the game, or change how it is played. Community created mods are not currently supported in Minecraft: Education Edition.
What is the difference between survival and creative mode?
In survival mode, players have to gather all their materials to build, craft items and tools and gain experience points. There is a hunger and armor bar, an inventory and, when underwater, an oxygen bar. If you die you, go back to your spawn point.
The player has access to an infinite amount of almost all blocks and items available, and can destroy them instantly. Players are invulnerable and do not have health, armor, or hunger, and can fly. The player has access to items not available in Survival mode, e.g. spawn eggs.
Can I use my custom skins in Minecraft: Education Edition?
No. Minecraft Education Edition does not support custom skins for players or NPCs.