We're excited to announce our Back to School Release of Minecraft: Education Edition (Version 1.12). In this release, we deliver many classroom experience improvements, add new features from recent Minecraft Bedrock releases and improve performance and stability.
Improved multiplayer experience
Students can now invite others to join their Minecraft world using fun join codes. Students must be invited in order to participate in a multiplayer world, promoting digital citizenship and a smoother user experience.
We’ve also made it easier to set and change permissions for how others join your world. Invite others to join as a Visitor or give them full Member permissions to build and create together.
Single Sign On (SSO)
Users can choose to be automatically logged in based on their credentials, sign out at any time and sign in as a different user as needed.
Immersive Reader is an in-game tool that supports reading and translating in-game text, offering formatting options for students with learning differences such as dyslexia and a Picture Dictionary with Minecraft-specific imagery.
Site Map Updates
A more visual site map helps educators and students find Minecraft worlds in the Library or navigate to a course.
Share Link to Library Content
We’ve also made it easier to assign or share a link to worlds from within your Learning Management System (LMS).
Export as PDF
Students can now use the export function in the Book & Quill tool to save their work as a PDF. This new feature supports assessment, in addition to helping students document and share their work
Features from Minecraft Bedrock edition 1.10 and 1.11
Village and Pillage is here! Updates include shields, roaming skin choices, campfires, and much more. To see the full list of features from the 1.10 and 1.11 Bedrock editions available in this release, check out the change logs here and here. (Note that experimental features listed in these change logs are not included in Minecraft: Education Edition.)