Heads up! It is not required to create Mojang Accounts to use MinecraftEdu. However, in order to use regular Minecraft in your classroom you will have to redeem your gift codes and create Mojang accounts described below.
Licensing information: For each MinecraftEdu license sold, the purchasing institution may request a gift code for the commercial version of Minecraft. These gift codes can be redeemed to create and register Mojang accounts and will enable downloading of the game from minecraft.net. Accounts created this way are still meant for educational use only and selling or giving away license codes for personal use is a violation of the license agreement.
What is a Mojang Account?
Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, control the distribution of their software through unique email/password based accounts. In order to have mulitple concurrent users of MinecraftEdu in your classroom, your school or district must own an equal number of accounts, or gift codes, used to create those accounts.
Begin by going to account.mojang.com to register emails and create the accounts. Only one gift code and account can be registered to an email address. Please keep the account credentials in a safe location. Because they are not often required, it is up to you to manage your assets. Do not distribute these accounts or gift codes to your students for personal use. That is a violation of the MinecraftEdu and Minecraft license agreements. These gift codes and any redeemed accounts are therefore the property of the school to keep the concurrent use of MinecraftEdu within legal capacity. Treat them as such.
The below video walks through the process of making a Mojang Account.\
In many cases, your students may have their own personal Mojang account. These are compatible with MinecraftEdu and allows the student to display their own custom skin (and cape!) and user name while using MinecraftEdu. This option is usually up to the teacher, as this function requires an internet connection, and often is blocked by default in many school environments.