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Teaching Remotely with Roblox Studio

Teaching Remote with Roblox

As educators, we understand the importance of having meaningful and collaborative learning experiences. With schools and teachers responding to COVID-19, Roblox is proud to offer free lesson plans that foster creativity and teach computer science in our online, collaborative platform.

Our platform allows for students to collaborate in real time, building and learning as they go. To get started, explore our lesson plans, which are ISTE-aligned and include a variety of subjects to suit different topics and age groups.

Tools for Teaching Remote

Setting up Roblox

Install software, create free accounts, and get connected together.

Interacting Online

Foster a positive culture when learning remotely.

Collaborate Together

Build, code, and chat online with Team Create.

Private Servers

Setup servers for entire classrooms or students.

Explore Different Lessons

Depending on your needs, Roblox Studio has a wide variety of premade lesson plans, great for different ages and subjects.

Single Session Lessons

Try out Roblox with these stand alone lessons. Learn something new in less than an hour.

Story Games

Use strings and variables to create a word game with your own story.

Galactic Speedway

Build and race a spaceship while learning 3D modeling and design.

Ages 10 and Up

Lessons below focus on project-based learning with Constructionist principles. Students are able to explore tools in a structured way and produce unique projects they can share with others.

Create an Obstacle Course

Practice design thinking playfully by creating an obstacle course.

Build Historical Landmarks

Research world history and then recreate it so you can explore with others.

Ages 13 and Up

For those more computer with computers, explore game design and computer science with these lessons.

Game Developer 101

Build a game all while learning computer science and design.

Coding Fundamentals

Explore basics such as variables, if/then statements tables, and more.

Advanced Material

These lessons focused more on computer science and are geared towards a high school audience.

Computer Science Concepts

Learn about algorithms, abstractions and more.

Using Roblox to Teach AP CSP

Teach computer science principles using Lua with Roblox.

Tips to Teaching Remotely

Teaching with Roblox introduces unique opportunities. When running a remote classroom, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Set Expectations Early - Whether it’s how students interact together, or taking turns building a collaborative project, set expectations before starting a lesson. Additionally, encourage students to create expectations with you for greater buy-in. For example, expectations like “Don’t change someone’s work without permission”, can make collaborative building fun and easier.
  • Control Access with Private Servers - Private servers allow you control over your Roblox experience. They can be created for games you’ve made, or other select Roblox games that permit it. Using a private server, only people you permit can enter that game.
  • Collaborate with Team Create - Setting up a Team Create game allows more than one person to collaboratively build and code together.

Additionally, we recommend the following resources:

  • ISTE.org - 10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak.
  • Edsurge - Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors
  • Roblox Education FAQ - Answers to questions about accounts.

Questions and Support

  • Need advice or help getting started? Contact the Roblox Education team. 
  • Want to talk to other educators? On Twitter, use #robloxEdu to post questions or share your cool creations with others. 
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