Private VIP Servers
Private VIP Servers
Creating Private Servers
In addition to building and creating, playing is a proven way to learn and improve social skills. Many games on Roblox offer private servers, or VIP servers, available for a small fee.
To see if a game offers a VIP server, look for the VIP Servers section beneath the game’s description. If VIP servers are offered, there will be a button saying “Create VIP Server”
No Fee When Testing or Building
How much the server costs, and how many players are allowed to play at the same time is up to the developer of the game. To learn, go to the VIP Servers page on Roblox Support.
Alternatives to VIP Servers
Not all teachers use VIP servers. Instead, some have students turn off chat during class. Alternatively, others take the opportunity to reinforce digital civility skills by having conversations with students before, during, and after online play sessions.
If you do have students interact online, keep in mind that they will come across “imperfect” conduct online. Being proactive by teaching students how to react to bullies and angry words is a valuable skill. Before starting online play, teach students to use our reporting tools should they encounter inappropriate behavior.
The Roblox Commitment to Safety
At Roblox, safety is our number one priority. To learn more about how we strive to foster a positive community and use cutting edge moderation to detect inappropriate behaviors, please visit our Parents page.
Adding Private Servers to Your Own Game
If you or your students have created a game, you can enable private servers to make it easier for yourself and other educators to use in class. To turn on private servers go to the VIP Servers page on the Roblox Developer Hub.
Managing in a Classroom
Tips for Using Servers
- Use the Server Name feature to name different classrooms for better organization *E.g. JordanHS-Afternoon, HillsdaleMS-2pm.*
- Use the link to share out the server in your classroom chat.
Examples in the Classroom
- Create a private server for students to explore life as a bird in Bird Simulator.
- If students have created a game, allow them to create a private server so only members of the class can play.
Popular Games Offering Private Servers
Here’s just a few of the millions of games that can be found on Roblox.
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