Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Roblox Studio is perfect for students ages 10 and up who are new to coding or ready for their next challenge after using block-based programs such as Scratch and Tynker.
Costs and Educational Pricing
Roblox and Roblox Studio are free! All of our educational content is written and shared under a Creative Commons license for you to use and adapt for your classroom. Some advanced programs focusing on monetization and entrepreneurship utilize paid aspects of the platform, but most beginner educational programs choose not to.
Coding in Roblox Studio
Roblox Studio uses a typed-out scripting language called Lua. It’s best described as similar to Python, but even easier to teach since Lua doesn’t require strict typing for semicolons and other syntax that create hurdles for new learners. Roblox Studio does not currently offer drag-and-drop coding, like the type found in Scratch.
Roblox Studio is the essential building tool for Roblox games. To run this free software, you need:
- A PC or Mac computer. Roblox Studio cannot run on Chromebooks or mobile devices such as smartphones.
- Internet access. This allows us to keep the software up to date and gives you the opportunity to save your projects to your Roblox account.
- A free Roblox account. Roblox Studio is free to use and does not require a license.
- A 3-button mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended.
For the best performance, we recommend either a computer less than five years old with a dedicated video card, or a laptop less than 3 years old with an integrated video card. For more information go to: Roblox System Requirements.
Blocking Chat in Roblox
While in Roblox Studio, students cannot Chat with others online unless building on a shared Team Create server.
For playing Roblox games, teachers can block Chat by following the steps on Safety Features and Chat.
Disabling Roblox Player
To use Roblox Studio, Roblox Player does not actually have to be installed. Therefore, teachers should discourage their students from downloading Roblox Player and instead foster interest in Roblox Studio.
Becoming a Featured Educator
We will open submissions for Featured Educators in late November. Please stay tuned to our Twitter feed as we will announce it there.
Roblox and Minecraft
While similar at first glance, Roblox is very different. With Minecraft, students are only making changes to an existing game. Roblox is designed from the ground up to empower students to code, create, and share their own unique creations.
Installing on Multiple Computers
We offer tools to create installers that can be used with software deployment and imaging tools. See our article Creating Bundled Installers.
Roblox and Classroom Networks
For Roblox Studio to run, it needs access to the internet. This ensures that the software is up to date and you get access to a variety of features, such storing your files online. Depending on your network, you may have connection issues. For support, check out our Technical Support pages on General Connection Problems. Additionally, we also recommend setting up individual wi-fi hotspots specifically for Roblox Studio usage.
Educators wishing to learn more about implementing Roblox in their classrooms can reach us through our Contact Form.
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