Mapped Drives and Unreal


I have seen a similar question to this asked a number of years ago but just wanted to check it was still correct:

I have been asked to install Unreal Engine at my place of work. I have done and have got it up and running to a point.
When our students use the software, they have been asked to save to their home directory which is on a mapped network drive.

When students load Unreal the drives that are mapped and visible in explorer are not visible to Unreal.
Is this by design? So student will have to save work to the local machine?