Minecraft: Education Edition Code Builder update is now available for download on Windows 10, macOS and iPad. This update will make it easier than ever to learn and teach coding in Minecraft. Users can code using Microsoft MakeCode and Tynker, and open Code Builder directly in-game easily. Code Builder update also includes the following:
- The Library Beta: We’re shipping a beta version of the Library, a new feature that allows players to view and download worlds in-game without having to leave Minecraft and go to our website. You will see a new ‘Library’ button on your home screen and a list of dynamically generated templates in your list of available templates when creating a new world. We also added the ability to ‘deep link’ to content in the Library from outside the game, for example, here is a deep link to the Chemistry Tutorial world.
- On-screen Control Guide: We know that, for some educators, using Minecraft: Education Edition is a new experience, and it can be challenging to get use to the game controls. Educators will now have a control guide directly on screen to get you up and running in a Minecraft world. These controls will update depending on how you use the game, and you can turn them off in the settings menu once you’re comfortable using the controls.
- Educator Resources: We also added an Educator Resources button on the home screen (which will show up for teacher tenants only) that connects users with professional development, training, lessons and community content on our website. In addition, if you are a new user or introducing Minecraft: Education Edition to your students, now you can find Education content in the game’s How to Play menu.
You can download the Code Builder update here.