MinecraftEdu has the ability to allow you to create and hand out assignments to Students, as well as keep tabs on their progress, all from within the game itself.
Once you and your Students are in the game world, press the M key (version 1.7 >) or P key (version < 1.7) to bring up your Teacher Menu.
Go to the Assignments tab (fifth tab from the left, with the picture of the pencil and paper) and click on the button there to create a new Assignment.
In the new menu, type in the name of the assignment and a description for Students to follow, then click Save to create it (or the back arrow in the upper-left to cancel).
Back on the main Assignments tab, you can now see a list of all the assignments you have given out in this World (use the arrow buttons to scroll if there are many of them). You can click on the assignment’s name to bring up the previous menu again (which will now have a red X button in the lower right to remove the assignment). The button next to it lists how many students have completed the assignment so far both as a fraction and a percentage.
This menu appears if you click on the button next to the assignment’s name. It lists exactly which students have cleared or are still working on the assignment. When you’re done, click on the arrow in the upper-left to go back to the previous menu.
Meanwhile, once an assignment is created, the Student will receive a notification in the upper-left prompting them to go to their Student Menu to look at their assignments by pressing the M key.
From here, the Student can see a list of all the assignments in a given World. By hovering over the name, they can see the details the Teacher provided, while the while clicking on the button next to the name lets them place a checkmark by the assignment, signaling that they completed it.
Back on the Teacher’s Menu, the Assignment tab will update to show that a Student has completed their assignment. They can then go check the details and follow-up with the Student afterwards to make sure the assignment was completed properly.