FAQ: Getting started with Minecraft: Education Edition

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We recommend that you do frequent backups of your worlds.  The best way to accomplish this is through export and import. This is important to do not just periodically, but before you install or update your client. 

Backing up your levels helps  

  • Teachers measure daily progress 
  • Provide a way to “restore” a world damaged by error or mischief 
  • Allow students to work on projects outside the classroom setting 

Export Steps 

  1. From the Minecraft: Education Edition start screen, click “PLAY” 
  2. Click “View My Worlds” to see all of your worlds 
  3. Click on the world you want to export, and then click “Settings” 
  4. Scroll down through the options on the right side of the menu, and then click “Export World” at the bottom of the list 
  5. Save the world to your location of choice. The exported .mcworld file can be placed anywhere (network drive, USB, etc.) to provide maximum flexibility. 

Import Steps 

  1. From the Minecraft start screen, click “PLAY” 
  2. Click the icon that reads “IMPORT” on the Play screen 
  3. Find the .mcworld file and select it to import. 

Additional Notes 

  • Worlds from Bedrock can be renamed as .mcworld files at opened in M:EE. Worlds created in M:EE cannot be converted to Bedrock 
  • No special characters or punctuation can be used in world titles if you want to export 
  • If you open a world from a file picker on your device the world will automatically generate 
  • As of the 1.12 release work done with the book and quill can be exported into a PDF 

Please contact Minecraft support or post a thread in the “Technical Support” area of the forums, If you have any issues, or cannot locate your worlds via this method. 

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