Resources for teaching Unity

As many schools transition to new models of distance teaching and learning in response to COVID-19, we’ve created free resources, tools, and training to help educators support their students and keep them engaged, wherever they are.

Professional development and community
Curricular resources
Free Unity licenses for teaching and learning
Professional development

Educators Live

Join Educators Live, a new learning series created by educators for educators, to share real and honest conversations about teaching Unity and the transition to distance teaching. 

Discover the diverse applications of Unity across industries, get hands-on practice with Unity projects and tools, and gain insights into ways to enrich your curriculum – whether it’s in-person or remote. During this live series, you’ll also pick up best practices for distance teaching, hear from guest educators who have successfully addressed common challenges, and engage in interactive discussions and Q&A with other educators.


Unity Teach Community

Join an active, engaged community of Unity educators with varied backgrounds and experience levels to share best practices, resources, and success stories – all with the goal of enabling students’ learning. Access free webinars, share teaching tools, and get peer support and giveaways from Unity. Members must teach at a secondary or higher education institution to join.

Curricular resources

Unity Curricular Framework

Create engaging, relevant curricula with this free framework. It includes a guide to activities and resources, including free Unity tutorials, projects and courses that you can use to teach game design and development. The Curricular Framework maps to learning objectives for academic standards and 21st Century Skills.

Unity Learn for Educators

Access a robust library of learning and teaching resources to integrate Unity into your curriculum and teach students how to create interactive experiences in 2D, 3D, augmented reality, and virtual reality. 

Free Unity licenses for teaching and learning

We think that the world is a better place with more creators in it. That’s why Unity has created two different free licenses to help empower students with in-demand Unity skills, in classrooms and at home. Both of these licenses include the Bolt visual scripting tool for intuitive drag-and-drop system and interaction building – without writing a single line of code. 

Education Grant license

Qualified educational institutions can obtain free professional Unity licenses for learning and instruction. Learn more about how your students can connect to Unity-licensed computers remotely.

Unity Student plan

Students can access the real-time 3D development platform and workflows that professionals use to create immersive experiences across industries for free. We recommend the Unity Student plan for high school and higher education students who have access to Unity-compatible computers while distance learning.

Frequently asked questions

When will the Educators Live sessions be held?

The Unity Educators Live series starts on September 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT, and will be held biweekly on Tuesdays from 5 p.m.–6 p.m. PT, through December 2020. See the full list of dates and times below:

  • Sep 15, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Sep 29, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Oct 13, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Oct 27, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Nov 10, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Dec 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. PT
Will the Educators Live sessions be recorded?

Yes, each session will be recorded and posted to the Unity Educators Live page on Unity Learn within 24 hours of the live session.

What are the best ways for students and educators to collaborate on Unity projects remotely?

With the Unity Student Plan, Unity Collaborate enables learners to work on group projects with up to five teammates, manage versions, share work with teachers, and easily move between home and school computers. Learn how to set up Unity Collaborate here

Another option is the GitHub for Unity extension, which integrates directly into the Unity Editor and enables students to easily configure, collaborate, and manage their projects in a dedicated window. Learn how to set up and use Git and GitHub with Unity here.

I’m an educator – can I use the Unity Student plan?

The Unity Student plan is for students enrolled in an accredited educational institution. At the moment, the best way for educators to use Unity is through the Education Grant license for class instruction or a Unity Personal license for individual use.

I applied for the Education Grant license. How can my students and I use this on our home computers?

If your students are distance learning, the computers they use must be powerful enough to run Unity. If their computers are not Unity compatible, they can virtually connect to a school computer that can run Unity. Learn how to host Unity via virtual computer access using AWS services here.

How do you access Bolt through the Education grant license or the Unity Student plan?

You can download Bolt through the Unity Asset Store for free.

I applied to join the Unity Teach Community on Facebook. Why haven’t I been approved?

The Unity Teach Facebook Community is a private group for Educators only. You must complete the application questions when you request to join the group. Incomplete applications result in delayed approvals because a member of our team must confirm your current status. If you are not an educator, we encourage you to visit Unity Teach to access resources for your needs.

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