Getting setting up with ManageBac is quick and easy. When you first login as an Administrator, you will be prompted to complete our QuickStart Wizard. This will guide you through the setup process to ensure that your school settings are configured, to create your student & staff accounts, and finally to set your master IB deadlines.
1) Configuring School Settings
This involves confirming your school details such as the name, programmes offered (e.g. DP, MYP, PYP), IB school code and logo. Next, you’ll be able to confirm your subject choices within each programme.
2) Preparing Student & Staff Lists
This is the most efficient way to bulk create student and staff accounts. You can download our Student List Template and Teacher List Template by right-clicking and pressing ‘Save As’. Once you fill in the templates using Excel or Numbers, you can bulk import your lists, which will create the accounts in 10-15 minutes.
One thing to keep in mind, the column formats must remain consistent. The required fields for students (highlighted in red) are shown below:
- First name
- Last name
- E-mail Address (if you don’t have student e-mails, we can create temporary accounts for you)
- Grade (Diploma would be 11 or 12 in the American system, and 12 or 13 in the UK system)
If you are unsure about the format or need help, you can always send us your lists to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
3) Setting Master IB Deadlines
This allows you to easily build in your master calendar of IB Deadlines. These deadlines will carry forward for future years, so you won’t need to re-enter them for each new cohort.
First select the Diploma Group under the IB Manager tab. Select the Calendar tab, and click IB Deadlines & Events on the right menu.
You’re all set! Your ManageBac account is now up and running.