Server Setup & Classroom Mode for Minecraft: Education Edition #minecrafted

Overview
The goal is to setup Classroom Mode so that you, as teacher, can take advantage of various controls to organize the world and people there.

What You Will Need

  • A dedicated computer to serve as the Minecraft: Education Edition server. You will set it up in Step 1 shown below.
  • A computer you can use to run Classroom Mode on. You can also run Minecraft: Education Edition on this computer, as well, but it cannot be the same machine as the "server."
  • Patience

Step 1 - Setup M:EE Server

Setup a Minecraft: Education Edition World to run as Multi-Player.

a. Modify your new world settings as you like then click MultiPlayer, as shown below. This will become the machine, a.k.a. "server," you and others can use to connect to.

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b. Verify that the computer is setup as a server on the Local Area Network (LAN).
Do that by going to another computer and running Minecraft: Education Edition on it. Then, click on FRIENDS and select the server you setup.

Norlds 
Joinable friends 
friends 
Your friends are not playing Minecraft right 
now, 
LfiN Games 
Miguelfi 
Mg World — 
2/33 0 *

This will generate screens like this one:
Generating world 
Locating server

C:\73AA5645\2E767E3D-24E3-4D7B-9954-A04F72089341_files\image004.png

Once the M:EE Server is setup, you can run Classroom Mode to connect to it and control it. Let's do that now.


Step 2 - Setup Classroom Mode on a Computer

Classroom Mode will be used to control the class Minecraft world you setup in Step 1.

Follow these steps below to get Classroom Mode working on your "teacher" computer.

a. Search for "Command Prompt":
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More V 
Best match 
Command Prompt 
Desktop app

  • Right-click "Command Prompt" shown above and then
  • Select "Run As Administrator".
     

b. Copy/Paste this command in the command prompt.

Once you are in Command Prompt, which looks like the screenshot below, paste in the command shown in italics below. You should only have to do this once per computer where you want to run Classroom Mode:

CheckNetIsolation.exe LoopbackExempt -a -n=Microsoft.MinecraftEducationEdition_8wekyb3d8bbwe
 
Administrator: Command Prompt 
microsoft Windows [Version la.e. 14393] 
(c) 2016 microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 
C: exe LoopbackExempt 
a -n•Microsoft. MinecraftEducationEdition_8wekyb3d8bbwe

If it works, you'll see the words OK as a response.
 

c. In the Classroom Mode App, you should see the following:

fidd Server 
Servers 
- va.16.a 
Connect 
L4aiting Boom 
2/aa

Notice that the server titled "MiguelG" at IP address 192.168.90.85 has 2 users out of 30 possible users connected.

When you click on the server and click CONNECT, you will see this screen:
fidd Server 
Connect 
Waiting Room 
Connected

Then, after a moment, you will see a similar screen as shown below:

Classroom Mode 
—U On 
—U On 
-—1 On 
FIT Z 
Mi 
"Miguel-G" 
Chat 
ueIG

Step 3 - Allow Others to Connect to The Server

Now that you have a server set up and are connected to it, you can connect additional users. You can follow the same steps as Step 2b, which are re-inserted below:

Do that by going to another computer and running Minecraft: Education Edition on it. Then, click on FRIENDS and select the server you setup.
Norlds 
Joinable friends 
friends 
Your friends are not playing Minecraft right 
now, 
LfiN Games 
Miguelfi 
Mg World — 
2/33 0 *

This will generate screens like this one:
Generating world 
Locating server

And, when you are connected, you both will be in this world:

C:\73AA5645\2E767E3D-24E3-4D7B-9954-A04F72089341_files\image004.png




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