Features I would like to see in MinecraftEdu

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  1. 49 votes
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    • Personal Protection Blocks.

      A block that teachers can give to students.

      When placed by Player A, they work just like Build Disallow blocks for all other players, EXCEPT for player A.

      It would allow students to protect their homes, or certain key locations.

      32 votes
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      • Timer in teacher menu

        Would be neat to have a timer in teacher menu which could be started and stopped with click of a button. Users would then see a timer running on top of their monitors and teacher could start and stop it.

        15 votes
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        • Disable items by item ID

          I would like to use custom NPC mod but as it adds weapons, other teachers in the school don't like children walking around with guns. If MCedu could block an item id. this would solve this problem.

          13 votes
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          • The ability to remove potions

            Minecraft Edu is great for locking down certain aspects of the game to help facilitate the learning, however potions still are a massive distraction!!

            So if in the teachers menu there is a ban potions like the tnt option that would be great

            11 votes
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            • Ability to make assignment branching

              Would be awesome to make assignments which would not by default show up for students but after they would check assignment as completed, they would get one or many new assignments.

              How this would work is that while user is creating a assignment, he could mark "Require another assignment to be completed first" and user could select which assignment would need to be completed before this assignment would show up for the user.

              9 votes
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              • Export written work

                It would be nice to have a feature that takes what students write in a book as an export to PDF or Word so teacher can collect writing without having to enter the game and read each student's work. I've seen a video that uses Bibliocraft printing press to do something similar, but have not found one that doesn't rely on a mod to accomplish this. Maybe an "export to PDF" command when students are done writing in their books?

                9 votes
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                • Subfolders for saves

                  Ability to place your saved worlds in subfolders.

                  9 votes
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                  • No mob block

                    I would like to be able to have the game on survival but also have a training area/safe zone. like the don't allow build, don't allow mobs to spawn would be great

                    9 votes
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                    • Add Player Logger

                      A feature where you would be able to check which blocks the kids break and see how long ago this change occurred. In a perfect scenario there would be a rollback feature that would go along with this idea. But if not, just the player logger would be fine.
                      Thanks

                      8 votes
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                      • Button to switch usermode.

                        Hello all
                        First of all a huge Thank You for all of your work. Developers and Users both.
                        I'm a long time avid user of MC and when I found this for teaching I fell in love. Been using this for a week in a danish 10th grade Science class, and it's perfect.
                        I've spent some time creating my own maps, and for testing i find myself logging off as teacher and on as a student over and over again. Could we perhaps have a button within the game (teachers controlpanels), that changes mode from teacher to student (but with…

                        7 votes
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                        • Server world reset functionality

                          Button on server panel that shuts down the server and reloads with the most recently saved version. Clients are kicked and then attempt to auto-reconnect.

                          Could also be a command too.

                          7 votes
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                          • "GameMode Block" that enforces a game mode within a certain radius

                            An Edu block that could change all players to PvP mode, for example, when they are standing within a certain radius from that block. This would be regardless of what gamemode the server is set to.When the students leave that radius, they are returned to the server's gamemode setting.

                            7 votes
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                            • Auto Save or Auto Backup

                              It would be great if teachers could turn on/off an autosave or auto-backup feature while working in a world/on a map with students.

                              This feature would create automatic backups that could be accessed if the server crashes or if a distracted teacher forgets to save a world/map before closing the server! (I did that today...heartbreaking to see an entire period of work lost...)

                              6 votes
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                              • Border-Allow Blocks

                                Border-allow blocks would cancel out the effect of border blocks in a fashion similar to Build Allow and Build Disallow blocks. This would allow for the creation of worlds where students are allowed follow a path at one height, but not others. This would also allow for borders to be set within multi-floor buildings without disabling movement on the wrong floors.

                                6 votes
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                                • I would like to see the ability to set multiple home blocks

                                  EG> Home, Mine, Farm etc... May be a maximum of 3 homes?
                                  This would allow a student to get around a large build, or to go off exploring, set a home point for a new location like a new mine, then return back there whenever they want to.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Letterblocks.

                                    I think it is great with numberblocks in MinecraftEdu. But think it would be fantastisk if there was letterblocks also. Also with a danish version. With the additional letters Æ,Ø and Å. Best, Tim

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Include the new Quick Hotbar Swap mod with MinecraftEdu.

                                      Should it be teacher tool only? Or creative mode anyone?

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Run server/s as a service

                                        I want to set up and run my servers as services

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Auto Lock teacher

                                          At the moment if I forget to move back to an area I may be the wrong side of the border block.

                                          I don't want to turn on protecting alias.

                                          What I would like, is, if a username has been used for a teacher then it would require the server password to access.

                                          4 votes
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