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Code Connection is a companion app for Minecraft: Education Edition that connects educators and students with Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition. Once Code Connection is installed, Code Builder can be accessed in game by typing the command “/code” in the command console.
Code Connection will launch in a separate window. From here you will be able to select the environment of your choice. Select from Scratch, Tynker, or MakeCode, or add your own service as more become available.
Once a service is selected you are ready to use Code Builder. Return to Minecraft: Education Edition and you’ll be greeted by The Agent, who can be programmed to perform all sorts of activities, from mining to building to farming.
To place or use certain Minecraft: Education Edition blocks or items, a player must possess a special ability called ‘World Builder’. Educators start with this ability, students do not. The host (as an Operator with cheats enabled) can assign the ‘World Builder’ ability to themselves or others by using the command “/ability worldbuilder”. Here’s some examples of how it works:
To make all players World Builder, type: /ability @a worldbuilder true
To make the nearest player a World Builder, type: /ability @p worldbuilder true
To make a specific player World Builder, type: /ability @ playername worldbuilder true
Revoking the World Builder ability is done in nearly the same way as giving the ability, by changing the TRUE to FALSE. As with most permission commands, you can set the target to match your needs. Here is an example:
To revoke World Builder from all players, type: /ability @a worldbuilder false
Sometimes a World Builder might want to quickly transition between World Builder ON and World Builder OFF to see how non-World Builders will experience their lesson. An example might be checking border block placement or verifying an NPC link. Because typing a long command over and over can be a tedious process, the World Builder” can quickly toggle his ability ON or OFF by simply typing: “/wb”.
4. Locate the host machine IP address. Once the host is in the world, pressing escape will bring up the Game Menu. On the right of the screen, the IP address can be seen.
The host can give the IP address out to other users to log in. When the other users start Minecraft: Education Edition they can open Worlds, click the Friends tab, and then select Add Server.
To join, simply type in the IP address of the host machine, add a name, and select “Add Server”. Users can find the host machine in their Friends list and connect to it whenever the host machine is online.
When a player starts a game, they begin as an Operator. If the world was created with cheats on (which is the default setting), an Operator can run “/ commands” in the world.
Subsequent players who join the game do not start with this privilege. To ‘OP’ another player, that is, to give them Operator privileges, the host can use the command “/op”.
Here are some examples of how to use “/op”:
To ‘OP’ all players, type: /op @a
To ‘OP’ the nearest player, type: /op @p
To ‘OP’ a random player(s), type: /op @r
To ‘OP’ a specific player, type: /op @playername
The options available to you will display on screen as you type, so don’t worry if you can’t remember them all now.
Operators can also ‘DE-OP’ which means revoking Operator status from other players. This is accomplished by using the command “/deop”:
To ‘DE-OP’ all players, type: /op @a
To ‘DE-OP’ the nearest player, type: /op @p
To ‘DE-OP’ a random player(s), type: /op @r
To ‘DE-OP’ a specific player, type: /op @playername
Any player granted Operator status will have all the privileges and abilities of the host, so you may want to proceed with caution before you bestow Operator status on a player.