As COVID-19 concerns prompt school closures around the world, many parents are turning to remote learning to keep students engaged. Features like classroom multiplayer allow students to collaborate on projects in their Minecraft worlds, building, planning, learning and even chatting as they work together. When they are ready to document their work and submit their projects, students can use tools like the Camera and Book & Quill to take screenshots, write about their work and export their in-game portfolios in PDF format.
You will need an Office 365 Education account to login to Minecraft: Education Edition. To help keep classrooms connected during school closures, Minecraft: Education Edition is now available for all teachers and learners with valid Office 365 Education accounts through June 30th 2020.
Visit the Get Started page to see if your school account is eligible for Office 365 Education.
Download Minecraft: Education Edition to login and play, or try a free coding lesson if you don't have an Office 365 Education account. Minecraft: Education Edition is available on Windows, Mac and iPad users. See our Supported Platforms page for more details.
After you download and launch Minecraft: Education Edition, login with your Office 365 Education school account and password.
Check out our Basic Troubleshooting Guide for any login issues.
Explore free lessons and creative remote learning projects
- Explore lessons in math, science, language arts, history and more in the remote learning toolkit, such as modelling plant and animal cells, building historical monuments and using coding to design a garden.
- If you’re looking for fun, engaging creative activities to engage your kids, check out the Minecraft build challenges which range from STEM to art and storytelling.
- Check out our extensive collection of lessons on the Minecraft Education Website and in our new in-game Library.
Multiplayer is one of the most popular and effective ways to leverage Minecraft and is a great way to stay connected with classmates, even when collaborating remotely. Working together encourages collaboration, communication and problem solving as students work together on projects in a shared Minecraft world.
Multiplayer across different internet connections is possible as long as the criteria in our multiplayer guide is met. Keep in mind that every home network is different, so it's possible that some players may not be able to join a multiplayer session from their respective networks due to distinct configuration settings. Anti-virus and firewall applications may block access to multiplayer, so ensure you configure these programs to allow access to Minecraft: Education Edition.
Our support team is limited in our ability to troubleshoot these unique network issues, but we are always happy to try to help.
The Minecraft: Education Edition Help Center has a wealth of information to help answer your questions, as well as access to a robust and supportive community. You can also contact our support desk for help if you aren't able to find the answers you need.