Last year we began working with Minecraft Education Edition Beta. We loved that it was free and our kids did too. The only problem was when it moved a subscription based model and our kids had to go without for a few weeks while we sorted the volume licensing process. It really was the end of the (Minecraft) world for some.
For those of you keen to set up Minecraft in your school I thought I’d walk you through the process for sorting the volume licensing. I have added some extra teacher friendly tips in green
Firstly, contact Datacom and ask them to add Minecraft to your volume licensing agreement
Don’t be put off if someone says it’s a game and we don’t license those :-)
Once that piece of the process is done you will need to activate your subscriptions in the volume licensing portal.
- Once logged into the portal, click the subscriptions tab
- Then under view or manage your online services click online services agreement list
- Click on your agreement number link and your online services summary will appear
- Minecraft: Education Edition should be listed with the option to activate
If you do not receive these in a timely fashion, send a help request to the Windows Store for business help team.
You may be told that it is an online service which should be available in your 365 portal. Be insistent if necessary. It is an online service, however, licenses can only be assigned from your business store.
Then the real fun begins. Happy minecrafting everyone!