Frequent whole class "Cannot join world" issues since the latest update.
Ever since the latest update, we have had frequent and unpredictable whole class issues joining my world during lessons. It is almost always the fact that either everyone can join my world (or other students' worlds) or no one can. They can sign in to Minecraft just fine.
This is very frustrating and inconsistent, and I have done everything I can to troubleshoot what the issue is. This has never happened before this update.
For example I planned a lesson today, and no one could join the world, even after restarting Minecraft or restarting our windows laptops. Later today I checked after school to figure out the issue, and the laptops joined the world fine.
*Everyone is on the exact same internet and sitting in the same classroom
*Everyone is on the same version of Minecraft.
*Everyone can log in fine with no issues to Minecraft or the internet connection.
*When they couldn't connect to my world, I had students try to host and join each other's world to make sure it wasn't just an issue with my computer. No one could connect to anyone.
Is this a common issue? I love using Minecraft during lessons, but no teacher in the world is going to use a resource that has a 50/50 chance to not work at all, and force the teacher to make another lesson up on the spot.
Hi there Joz Leschi, I'm sorry to hear that there is so much trouble connecting. Are all of your students trying to connect at the same time? It may help to have your students sign in a few at a time so that they're not overwhelming your device trying to connect. It's also good to make sure that at the start of every new session players restart Minecraft: Education Edition fresh. Let us know if this helps, and if you continue having difficulty please feel free to open up a ticket.0
Thanks for your prompt reply.
As my students differ very much in their literacy and ICT skills, their log in and world join times are naturally staggered over 10 mins. It is also not the problem of a few not being able to join, it is always "all can join each other or none can". They can sign in though. This leads me to believe that this is a MEE problem, not a hardware or internet problem. This has only happened since this update, and was an issue since day 1 of the update.
As our laptops are shared between classes, and I am the only teacher in my school who uses MEE, Minecraft is always started fresh when we use it.
I will submit it as a ticket, as my troubleshooting and testing points overwhelmingly to this latest update as the cause.0
Hello Joz Leschi,
We have a ticket for you on this exact same message. Let's continue to troubleshoot there. Thanks!0
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