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Mutiple devices Minecraft Education



  • Hello! I think it's really nice how you're getting involved with your sons interests.

    If I understand correctly, you have 2 different accounts, with different domains. Having different domains will not be a problem though! You can find a full length tutorial on how to host worlds and everything multiplayer related here.

    Also, as a long-time Minecraft player, I would recommend to new players to start a single player survival world, in order to get used to the movement. Also, there are multiple youtube videos where players play for fun and give out tips, so this might also be something you want to check out.

    I hope this helped. We are all here in case you need anything further!


    TL;DR: Open the link that was mentioned above.

  • Dani Noble
    Moderator Beacon of Knowledge Super Star

    Hi Lee Griffiths

    Sorry to hear your son was experiencing griefing by other students. I've witnessed this myself on a number of occasions in classes and it's always unfortunate that some students feel it necessary to ruin other students fun and hard work. 

    Unfortunately you won't be able to play together using accounts from different domains. This is deliberate to protect students. Additionally you won't be able to login to multiple devices with the same login. 

    I would say you have two options: 1) purchase an additional MEE license for home use 2) purchase 2 bedrock versions of the game and enable education in cheats (which enables some of the education edition content). Option 1 would probably be more economical. 

    If you want to export and import worlds between devices/accounts, it's easy enough and a good habit to get into exporting worlds anyway (for backup purposes). I have videos on how to do this on PC, iOS and Chrome at my YouTube channel here. If you have any other questions or need help clarifying how things work, don't hesitate to ask! We're here to help!

  • Aleece Landis
    Bug Zapper Beacon of Knowledge Super Star

    As Dani Noble says, you can't play in the same world with the school account and the purchased accounts.  But you could play using both the purchased accounts in the same world.

    Yes, worlds can be exported and shared and then imported to different accounts.

    You can have minecraft installed on multiple devices but you can only log into one at a time from a single account.

    Since you already have two of the purchased MEE licenses and if you are wanting to play with three of you in a world at one time, then it will probably be more economical to purchase one more MEE license on the same domain as the first two.

  • Bryan Sanders
    Bug Zapper Beacon of Knowledge Super Star Moderator

    Is the teacher aware of the problem?

    How are other students joining? Your student doesn't have to host a shared world and can work single player until trust is formed to then share.

  • Aleece Landis
    Bug Zapper Beacon of Knowledge Super Star

    Good Point That Bryan Sanders Makes.
    If if is your Son's world, he should be able to set the permissions for joining players or simply Not open the world for multiplayer.  If you set other players in your own world to Adventure mode, they should not be able to destroy most things.

    If the destruction is happening to your Son's builds in classroom multiplayer worlds, then the teacher probably needs to go over digital citizenship with the class because it is not acceptable for other students to be destroying each other's class work or even builds in a "for fun" world.

    There are many YouTube Videos out there that can help you learn basic game play for minecraft in general, keeping in mind that there are 3 different editions of Minecraft (Java the original and what the Majority of Youtubers play, Bedrock which is the cross platform version that education edition is based on, and then Education Edition which you are mainly going to find videos meant for teachers though there are a few Gamer Youtubers who have done some videos in it.

    Since Minecraft is a Sandbox game, there is no real right or wrong way to play it.  In School settings it is generally used as an educational tool or environment in which to set lessons or have students build things or work through puzzles.

    Look up how to Save, Copy, Export and backup worlds in Minecraft Education edition.  And teach your son to make sure he has his worlds backed up before he lets other's into them.  He can also do things like disable destructive items (Like TNT) and disable PVP damage if he doesn't want a tour of his world to devolve into destruction and fighting.  Learn what all the toggles do in the classroom settings for the world and that can help to control what can go on in the world.


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