Coding in Minecraft is a series of credentials with supporting curriculum designed to teach computer science and develop coding skills using Minecraft: Education Edition. The pathway comprises four courses that immerse students in a Minecraft world to develop and prove their coding skills using MakeCode and JavaScript.

Are you ready for Coding in Minecraft?

Answer the below 3 questions to check if you are ready to use Coding in Minecraft in your classroom!

 

Are you using Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS or iPad OS?

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Yes

Great! Minecraft: Education Edition is only available for Windows 7/8/10 Mac OS and iPad OS.

As you are using one of these operating systems you will be able to install Minecraft: Education Edition and use the Coding in Minecraft credentials & curriculum.

No

To use the Coding in Minecraft Credentials & Curriculum you will need to use a Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS and iPad OS as Minecraft: Education Edition is only available for these platforms.

It is not currently available for Chome (ChromeBooks).

Do you have an Office 365 Education subscription?

 

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How to check

Enter your school email address in the below page to check if it is an Office 365 Education account or eligable for Office 365 Education:

https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/

  • If you have an Office 365 Education account a message will appear telling you that you are ready to use Minecraft: Education Edition (this does not mean your account has a valid Minecraft: Education Edition license).
  • If you do not have an Office 365 Education account (including if you have an Office 365 Business account) youwill see a message stating “It looks like you need a new work or school account”.
Yes

Excellent!

An Office 365 Education account is required for each teacher or student to access Minecraft: Education Edition.

No

An Office 365 Education account is required for each teacher or student to access Minecraft: Education Edition.

You can sign up for a free Office 365 Education A1 subscription here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/office

For further infomation on how to obtain Office 365 Education for free see section 2 of our Minecraft: Education Edition Licensing Guide here

Do you have licenses for Minecraft: Education Edition

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How to check

Your Office 365 Education Edition subscription may provide licensing for Minecraft: Education Edition. Licensing is included with the popular A3 and A5 Microsoft 365 (M365 not O365) subscription plans – check with your IT department as to which Office 365 subscription you have.

You can check which Office 365 license is applied to your account by logging onto https://portal.office.com/account/ and clicking on the Subscriptions tab.

For those without Microsoft 365 A3 or A5 subscriptions Minecraft: Education Edition licenses can be purchased in a number of ways for approx $5 per user per year. 

Yes

Excellent!

Coding in Minecraft does not include licences for Minecraft: Education Edition.

No

Coding in Minecraft does not include licenses for the Minecraft: Education Edition software which is required for the credentials & curriculum.

Coding in Minecraft requires Minecraft: Education Edition. It is not compatible with any other version of Minecraft including Bedrock, Java, MinecraftEdu etc.

Minecraft: Education Edition can be installed for free from https://aka.ms/download 

To use Minecraft: Education Edition each user needs a license. Licensing is applied to an Office 365 Education user account.

If you do not have Minecraft: Education Edition licensing or Office 365 Education please see our Minecraft: Education Edition Licensing Guide here:

For support in deploying Minecraft: Education Edition to your classroom please see https://minecrafteducation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001581348-Deploying-and-Updating-Minecraft-Education-Edition-apps-all-platforms-

If you answered NO to any of the above questions you are not ready to purchase and use the Coding in Minecraft Credentials & Curriculum yet.

Please follow the advice detailed in the relevant No section to get ready to use the Coding in Minecraft Credentials & Curriculum in your classroom!

If you answered YES to all the above questions you are ready to use the Coding in Minecraft Credentials & Curriculum in your classroom – please contact us via the Demo link in the menu bar and we will be in touch with further information soon!