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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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  • Craig Merrick

    Hi Chris, this is a really interesting way to do this. I built a world earlier this year where students are assigned a plot which only they can enter. I wanted them to also interact with other parts of the world too so I have them the ability to change between creative and survival mode, but laid down a protective area over the town so they couldn’t break anything in the main town. I’ll definitely check out your world it looks great.

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  • Aleece Landis
    Expert (Gold)

    Thank You Chris For doing this project.  We have already used it a little Bit and Students definitely still need to be respectful of each other since Others can still enter the plots and interact with the construction (knock paintings off walls etc.)  Or as one student discovered, Fly up high in his own plot and swiftly jump across into a neighboring plot and find himself stuck down the chimney.  <hiding chuckles as I ask what happened>

    I figured this would be a good way to do some starter lessons like build your first house etc to access who has what basic skills as we get the group online and prepare for the first digital citizenship lessons to set the ground rules. 

    What is the command I should adjust if I don't want to let others "interact" when visiting some ones else's plot?  Or maybe I just change things so that Only the plot owner can enter?

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  • Cameron Ross

    Thanks for all the videos Chris, I watched them last week and have made my first Code Builder zone in the EDU world i've made for my student. I didn't know how to use border blocks or deny blocks, but now have incorporated them and believe the zone is unhackable when the students are Members in a hosted world. I've had a few students test it and the couldn't break it.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EDCh9AzsxX-8fGT4xZxoqMW48p7TmIdH/view?usp=sharing

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  • Aleece Landis
    Expert (Gold)

    This world has been great.  One suggestion I will make is that it might have been good to make the plots just a little further apart.  As in, from within your own plot, if your neighbor builds right at the edge of his plot, you can reach it to destroy blocks if you are at the edge of your plot.  Also, codebuilder appears to be able to build beyond the range of your own plot.

    We also ran into the problem of digging down and falling out of the world.

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  • Wesley Fryer

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I'm going to use it this month for a new "Architecture Build Challenge" for my 5th and 6th grade Media Literacy students.

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  • Nigel Willcock

    So cool, Chris. Could you share a little about how you made this world function? I'm finding my way around commands/command blocks and am keen to learn more.

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  • Bryan Sanders (archived) Community moderator
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    Chris Fuge is a wizard!

    But yes, let's run some mentor/moderator video specials on the MCEE channel to go over use cases and neat tricks/tips, as well as classroom strategies. Minecraft EDU Official Minecraft Education Minecraft EDU Team 

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  • Myra Palmer

    Chris, I teach Kindergarten and yes I really needed a place for them to explore Minecraft initially in their own space. I put a layer of deny block above the bedrock and then several layers grass of grass and find that in preparing to use it with student, the avatar is stuck in the middle. Any way to tell me how to set it up so they land on TOP of the grass instead of in the middle. I also put border blocks around each zone to keep them in place instead of using the adventure option for this first try.

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  • Yandel Jimenez

    hey im new to mincraft edition i want to know how to join the game

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  • John Moritz

    This is a great post. Thank you. I will try to use this in conjunction with locks. This discussion talks about how to create locks for build areas.

    https://educommunity.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/community/posts/360073102111-Locks?page=1#community_comment_4408205702676

     

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  • John Moritz

    Hi Chris. Is there any way you could tell me where the command block or blocks are located for assigning players to numbers and teleporting them when they enter? I just want to know how you did this. It is genius!

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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    John, turn on coordinates and go to 13, 4, -6. You may need to temporarily turn off command blocks:
    /gamerule commandblocksenabled false
    That way it doesn't teleport you into the build area.
    I used the purple repeat block to test for players nearby. If it detects a player, it initiates the chain of blocks.

    First block sets their number (score)
    Second block sets their spawnpoint to their plot (in case they die)
    Third block teleports them to their plot
    Fourth block clones in the next section of chain (from all the blocks at the right)

    I have a four block chain for each plot, so after the chain completes, it clones in the next set for the next player. I have had a glitch where students spawn in quickly and sometimes it skipped a number. Hope this helps!

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  • John Moritz

    I am glad you gave me 'wait time' before answering. I learned how to replace the grass blocks with air (/fill x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 air 0 replace grass) so I could find everything. I was able to figure out how to turn off all the command blocks (THAT was super frustrating trying to get close. I even tried to approach from under the bedrock. Doh!) The only thing I couldn't figure out was the first block in the scoreboard command: /scoreboard players set @r [r=10] Number 1  - What is the [r=10] for? It doesn't change for any of the first blocks. Thank you.

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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    Sounds like you learned a lot!!

    The [r=10] is just to select a player within a radius10 blocks. 

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  • Emma Walker

    Chris I am not sure if you are monitoring this forum anymore but I have a question about your Student Plots. I have used these in my Computing class and the kids have loved building on their areas. I am a total novice at Minecraft but determined to learn. My issue is... if A student want to re-join the world that I am hosting a week later, will they get teleported to the same build plot they had started, and will they be able to keep adding to their build? I may have ran into an issue of students being teleported to their plot but unable to do anything.. I hope I haven’t messed with a setting! Any help hugely appreciated!!!

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  • Aleece Landis
    Expert (Gold)

    Emma Walker

    I've used Chris's plot world.  I have occasionally experienced a glitch where a student will some how get assigned another plot but in general, provided no weird glitch happens, they should still be able to build in their original plot.  If for some reason they are not in the correct game mode, have them try walking out of their plot and then back in to see if the command blocks react and get them back into the appropriate game mode to build.

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  • Emma Walker

    Thanks Aleece for replying! I really appreciate it. I tried getting the students to walk out of their build and back in but have had no luck in being able to continue building - much to their dismay :( Recoding anything is far beyond my level of experience with Minecraft. I am wondering if when they are logging in they are getting assigned a different plot number and this is where the glitch is happening. What if they logged in in the correct original order, then they would be assigned the same orginal plot? This is what I will try when I am back in class next week. 

    Chris if you are monitoring this page at all I would love some help! Your world has really engaged the kids and I have loved how I can interact with them. I can fly!!! 

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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    Emma,

    It should remember their number and they should join back in correctly. Are they perhaps using a different account maybe? Do your students sign in with unique logins, or generic ones for each device? 

    It should be relatively easy to correct if you reset their number with a scoreboard command:
    /scoreboard players set ChrisF Number 1

    Just replace ChrisF with their Name and 1 with whatever number they should have been. Let me know if that doesn't fix it.

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  • Emma Walker

    Hi Chris! Thanks so much for replying. I have played around with it and think it has a lot to do with what Game mode the students are playing in. Maybe I messed with a setting? On some classes it works fine, kids re log in and everything works great and others with seemingly the same settings it does not allow any interaction from students. They are getting teleported to the correct number block so that is all fine, they just can't do anything when there. The Default game mode is set to Adventure and the Personal Game mode is Creative. I redownloaded the original Student Plot and have made sure the settings are mirrored. I had some luck with some students as setting them as the Operator so they could change their Personal Game mode from Adventure to Creative in their own settings and that worked for some kids. I then changed them back to member.  I am so stumped with what to do next for those worlds I have set up whose settings look perfect but no one can do anything. Is there a way I can add you to the world? 

    Thanks 

    Emma 

    Ps Sorry for all the questions. I teach over 200 students who are SO keen so I am trying my best! 

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  • Bryan Sanders Community moderator
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    Chris Fuge -- any chance 1.17.32 interrupts something? I have not tried your world in a while.

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
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    Bryan Sanders Maybe the update affected it, I haven't been on Minecraft lately so I'm not sure. It sounds more like what Emma has tested with gamemodes being changed. If I remember correctly (and its been awhile), there is a command block underground next to each plot that changes the player's gamemode when they leave their area. If students' gamemode were changed another way (in game settings or with commands) it might have jammed it up.

     

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  • Chris Fuge Community moderator
    Beacon of Knowledge Expert (Gold) Moderator

    I just played with it a bit and it should just switch the player to adventure (cant build/break) when they leave their area and put them back on creative when they return. It only affects the player with the number for that plot though, so you may need to reset their number with the scoreboard command I posted earlier. If they have OP status then they would be able to change their gamemode on their own. 

    Another idea would be to have everyone go to their correct plot and then you could type:
    /gamemode c @a  in the chatbar to set all of their modes to creative...

    If that still doesn't work we could try to arrange a time for me to jump in the world with you, but it will be tricky with different tenants

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  • Aleece Landis
    Expert (Gold)

    I did experience a situation with the Plot world where for some reason when entering the world I started at the world spawn again and got assigned a new plot number which of course overrides the original plot number.  That issue could be fixed with the scoreboard commands but the next person to join fresh will skip the plot that was erroneously assigned.

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  • Emma Walker

    Hi Chris, thanks for all your suggestions. Turns out it was because I messed with the settings. Once I mirrored the settings as you had it then everything worked fine! The students are absolutely loving their builds, I have approx 250 students across 12 classes and so far everything is working fine! 

    I just have a question and request:

    1. Is it possible to reset a plot back to its orginal state? I have had a few students want to restart their build and I haven't known how to clear their plot so I just assigned them a new number with the command you gave me. That is working well. 

    2. This request is a bit cheeky! If you ever make another land like this, is it possible for the plots to be bigger and a little further apart? That one is from the students! If I knew how I would do it myself.. :/

    Thanks Chris! 

    Thanks 

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