Playing on Roblox

Included in this training is creating an account and learning how to navigate within Roblox experiences. For the second part, there is the option of joining a training game specially created to familiarize you with Roblox mechanics.

By the end of this article, you will:

  • Create and login into a Roblox account.
  • Understand the layout of the Roblox platform and how to launch experiences.
  • Learn basic skills in Roblox Client, such as avatar controls and camera manipulation.

Creating Your Account

To play and create on Roblox, you need a free account.

Account Creation

  1. Create an account by signing up on the Roblox Home Page. Follow the prompts to create your account.

  2. To create an account, you may be asked to complete a CAPTCHA. These are timed challenges used to discourage people creating fake accounts. Challenges vary, but often ask you to find a specific object in an image.

Captcha Prompt
Captcha Challenge

The Roblox Home Page

Once you've logged in, you'll see the Roblox home page. This includes recommended games and navigation options. Additionally, you'll see your username and a headshot of your avatar, your virtual representation in Roblox.

Before moving onto the training experience, it's recommended you add an email to your account. This adds extra security to your account and ensures you don't get locked out if a password is forgotten.

  1. On the Roblox home page, in the top right, click the and select Settings.

  2. On your account screen, click Add Email. Type in your school or organization email. Follow prompts as needed to verify the email.

Learn Roblox Client

With an account created, you'll now launch your first Roblox experience. The What is Roblox? - Training Experience is designed by the Roblox team to introduce educators how to play Roblox and feel comfortable on the platform.

Alternatively, you can view the Roblox Platform Quick Start Guide, a handout summarizing the interface and controls instead of joining the experience.

Experience Pages

All Roblox experiences have their own page. This page includes a description and button used to open that specific experience in Roblox Client.

A sample page is below.

Launch the Experience

  1. On that page, click the Play button. If you already have Roblox installed, it'll open the experience. If not, permit Roblox to be installed onto your device.

  2. With Roblox Client open, go through the experience as instructed. This should take about 5 - 10 minutes. Come back to your web browser when you see a sign reading "You Finished the Training!"

    Example In-Experience
    Finish Screen

Desktop Controls

While all controls are introduced in the experience, here's a quick reference.

Move Forward

W or Up Arrow

Move Backward

S or Down Arrow

Move Left

A or Left Arrow

Move Right

D or Right Arrow



Mobile Controls

Roblox works easily on any mobile device. Whenever playing Roblox, we recommend holding the phone with thumbs on the screen like below.


Tap and drag on the left side of the screen.


Press the jump button on the left side of the screen.

Rotate Camera

Tap and drag on the middle side of the screen