Best Practices for classroom admin

by Gina Sartor 3 years, 12 months ago

Woo Hoo! We are finally ready to implement Minecraft EE in the classroom! The licenses are in place, the software is installed and the kids are ready. Now what?

Help me out with best practices-especially regarding worlds. Can I have small groups in their very own world? How many worlds can be running simultaneiously? Can all users on the LAN see all the worlds in play? Should kids be backing up worlds if they are in one they have been working in or is that up to me?

I previously used Minecraft EDU and was only able to have one world open at a time so this is a new experience for me. 

Peter Doherty 3 years, 12 months ago

Hi Gina,

Great to hear!

You can have up to 30 players in a single multiplayer world. Only one world can be open per machine

There is no limit to the number of worlds running - you could have each student in their own world, you could host a world and have up to 29 of your students in it or you could split the students up into groups and and have one person in each group host the world and the rest join it - it really depends on the activity you want to do in the classroom.

Some more info here: https://minecrafteducation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001429408-How-To-Set-Up-A-Multiplayer-Game- 

The worlds reside on the local machine therefore I'd advise exporting them to a .mcworld file regularly - see here for more info https://minecrafteducation.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001427948-Importing-and-Exporting-Your-Worlds-