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What is Minecraft Education?
Minecraft Education is a version of the popular open-world game, Minecraft, specifically designed for education.
How is Minecraft Education different than the game, Minecraft?
Minecraft Education is a special version of the game developed specifically for educational use. This version adds features and controls for classrooms, specialty blocks and communication tools, and a tutorial for first-time educator use. Check out the Features of Minecraft Education, and bookmark our What's New to see what changes, updates, and fixes have been added lately.
How do I get started using Minecraft Education?
First, you will need to have a valid Minecraft Education subscription. You can check if your school is already licensed by asking your IT administrator. If you are not, you can learn more about our free trial here.
How do IT Admins purchase licenses?
Minecraft Education licenses are purchased and managed through the Microsoft Admin Center on Microsoft Azure AD accounts. This platform allows IT Admins to quickly purchase, manage, and assign large amounts of licenses to various groups of teachers and students with ease.
Where can I find training for Minecraft Education?
You can find our Minecraft Teacher Academy training here, which contains Minecraft 101, 201, and 301 courses. These introductory courses focus on using Minecraft Education as a teaching and learning tool to support strong pedagogical practices in the learning environment.
What are the minimum technical requirements for the Minecraft Education software?
You can find the technical requirements in our System Requirements article.
How do I install Minecraft Education?
Installing Minecraft Education varies depending on what OS you're using. We have a few guides to make the process easier:
- Windows Installation Guide
- Chromebook Installation Guide
- iOS Installation Guide
- Mac Installation Guide
How do I tell what version I am on? How can I update?
You can see your version number in the lower right-hand corner of the start screen. View this article for more info on how to update. If you encounter difficulties with upgrading, please contact your IT admin on how to best proceed.