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1.12.0 was a major update to Education Edition released on August 14, 2019. It added some Village & Pillage features from 1.10.0 and 1.11.0 along with classroom experience and performance improvements.[1] 1.12.0 was discontinued on February 1, 2021.[2]

Additions[]

This version also adds all features from Bedrock Edition versions 1.10.0 and 1.11.0 except experimental features.

General[]

Exporting
  • Students can now use the export function in the Book & Quill tool to save work as a PDF.
    • Supports assessment, in addition to helping students document and share their work
Immersive reader
  • Is an in-game tool that supports reading and translating in-game text, offering formatting options for students and a Picture Dictionary with Minecraft-specific imagery.
Simple Sign On
  • Users can choose to be automatically logged in based on their credentials, or sign out at any time and sign in as a different user as needed.

Changes[]

General[]

Sharing library content
  • Made it easier to assign or share a link to worlds from within the Learning Management System.
Site map
  • Added more visual site map helps educators and students find Minecraft worlds in the Library or navigate to a course.
Multiplayer
  • Students can now invite others to join their worlds using join codes.
    • Students must be invited in order to participate in a multiplayer world
  • Changed permissions for how players join each other's worlds.
    • Other players can be invited to join as a Visitor or given full Member permissions.

References[]

  1. "What's New: Back to School Release (Version 1.12)" (archived) – Minecraft: Education Edition Support.
  2. "Version 1.12 Retirement" – Minecraft Education Edition Support.