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One of the most exciting parts about bringing Minecraft: Education Edition into the classroom can be having individuals or groups work on their own individual worlds and see what creative ideas students and teachers can come up with!
Getting a world file out to a group or individual on an iPad can be a slightly different process than doing so on a PC or Mac. This article help clear up the confusion by showing some best practices used by Teachers from around the world!
Below are some suggested steps and tips to help:
Select the .MCWORLD file you would like to use
- This can be a world that you created yourself and have exported
- It can also be a world that you have downloaded from our website (pictured below). Any .MCWORLD file will work
Upload the .MCWORLD file to a shared location that can be accessed by everyone
- These locations could include:
- Sharepoint folder
- DropBox folder
- Shared email inbox
- Google Drive
- One Drive
- Microsoft Teams
- iCloud Drive (pictured Below)
- And many other options!
Tip: If you are uploading the world to a shared location ensure all users have the permissions to access the location
Access the shared location and download the world to Minecraft: Education Edition
iCloud Drive is pictured above and instructs to "copy" world to Minecraft: Education Edition
Minecraft: Education Edition will start after download and the world will import
What if the teacher is on an iPad but the students are on Mac/PC?
- Make sure the world shared with students through a means that is accessible via PC or Mac. For example Sharepoint would be accessible by both PC and Mac but iCloud may not be accessible via a PC.
What if the teacher is on a Mac/PC and the students are on a iPad?
- Make sure the world is shared with students through a means that is accessible through an iPad. For example email would be a means where the teacher could send the world file from their Mac/PC and students could open email on their iPad and import the world.
Can I use AirDrop? How do I use this?
- AirDrop lets you quickly and easily transfer files between iPads and Macs. It uses Bluetooth LE to broadcast, discover, and negotiate connections, and point-to-point Wi-Fi to transfer files. AirDrop is not compatible with PC.