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New Attendance Settings by Programme & Academic Term

August 22, 2016

We’re pleased to announce a new update to the Attendance features on ManageBac.

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Attendance settings are now unique by Programme and term. Highlights of the change include:

1. Programme-specific Settings

Attendance settings may now be customized by programme. For example, the IB Diploma Programme can use weekday attendance, while the Middle Years Programme uses a rotation cycle. In Primary, schools have the option of taking only Homeroom attendance, at the same time that the Secondary School is taking both Homeroom and Class attendance.

This also means each programme may have its own holiday calendar.

2. Programme-Specific Attendance Reminders

Never again will the Diploma teachers receive attendance reminders that were targeted for the Primary school!

3. Adjusted Rotation Cycle Start

For schools running a rotation cycle, you can adjust the first rotation day number of the term by clicking on the first date in the holiday calendar. (e.g. if you run a 5-day rotation, but your first day of school starts on Day 3 of the rotation.)

We Recommend…

If your school is currently using our Attendance features, we strongly recommend that you navigate to Settings > Attendance > Programme-Level to double-check the Attendance configuration for each programme and academic term. Your prior Attendance settings have been copied over across all programme-level settings, but it’s best to double-check that the dates are consistent with your upcoming academic term dates.

Please note the new features do not affect teachers taking class & homeroom attendance. The interface and functions remain the same for them.

We hope you enjoy the new flexibility in attendance settings! For further reference, check out our tutorials and QuickStart Guide.

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

August 16, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

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We’re proud to support you this academic year and beyond!

Feature Friday

August 12, 2016
General
  • Archive Admins and Advisors with one click – Admins can now archive Advisors/Teachers and Admins with one click by navigating to Settings > School Directory > Select user type > tick the ‘Down Arrow’ icon to archive.

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Feature Friday

July 29, 2016

Diploma Programme:

  • Bulk Export all Unit Planners: Diploma Unit Planners can now be exported in bulk to a ZIP file in the Whole School Curriculum via Dashboard > Curriculum > Bulk Generate PDF Planners. The ZIP file is organised by class and teacher name. Click here for a tutorial on navigating the Whole School Curriculum.

Feature Friday

July 22, 2016

No new updates this week. Stay tuned for more information soon!

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

July 21, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

New Schools MB - July 2016

We’re proud to support you this academic year and beyond!

IB Americas: Toronto Breakfast Recap

July 19, 2016

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This year we welcomed over 120 educators at our annual IB Americas breakfast, as well as several of our new integration partners! We shared several exciting updates, including:

  • A new tablet-friendly user interface, coming late Fall 2016 for students and parents, and early Spring 2017 for teachers and administrators.
  • New integrations to come with Pamoja & AssessPrep
  • An update on our upcoming Bookstore

We were also grateful to our three panel speakers, who shared their ManageBac implementation processes and experiences at their schools. A big thank you to:



Thank you to all who attended! If you missed it, we’ve linked our presentation document below. We hope to see you next year!

ManageBac Breakfast Presentation — Toronto 2016

Join us at the IB Americas Conference in Toronto!

July 12, 2016

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We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the IB Americas Conference in Toronto on July 14 – 17, 2016!

We have a strong road map for the second half of 2016 we’d like to share with you, including:

  • the launch of our Bookstore & Digital Content
  • a new parent & student UI
  • integration with online IB course providers
  • and more…

 

Ways to connect with us

Breakfast

1. ManageBac Breakfast
July 15, 2016

We’re hosting a complimentary breakfast from 7AM – 8:30AM — just a 5-minute walk from the conference venue. To view the schedule, click here.

Expo

2. Join our expo session
July 15, 2016

Our expo session will run from 5:15PM – 5:45PM in the Osgoode Ballroom. The session will include updates on new features, new integrations, and an open Q&A.

 

Table

3. Stop by our table
July 14-17, 2016

We have updated information about the 2016-2017 academic year, plus t-shirts and other giveaways! We’re located at tables 31 & 32 in the Sheraton Hall. To view our location, click here.

Book

4. Book a time
July 14-17, 2016

Have ManageBac questions? We have answers, and a full team ready to help. Let us know when you’re available by clicking here and we’ll schedule you in.

Hope to see you in Toronto!

Feature Friday

July 8, 2016
General
  • Download of Available Subjects: To help with the bulk creation of classes, a download of available subjects is available via Classes > Bulk Create Classes > Supported Subjects.
  • Send grades notification e-mail to Students & Parents: Teachers can now send grades notification emails to both Students and Parents via the Tasks/Assignments Gradebook.
Diploma Programme
  • New Plans User Interface: Student Plans Worksheets have been updated with a new look for choosing enabled Subjects.
Middle Years Programme
  • Horizontal orientation of Unit Planner PDFs: Back by popular demand, MYP Unit Planner PDFs are now generated with horizontal orientation.
  • ATL Skills Export: An export of Covered ATL Skills is now available via Dashboard > Curriculum > Middle Years > Export Covered ATL Skills.
Primary Years Programme
  • Text Box for Section 3 of the Unit Planner: An “Additional Notes” text box has been added to the Unit Planner to help teachers answer the question, “What are the possible ways of assessing student learning?” 
Diploma & Middle Years
  • Add CAS/SA Experience without Learning Outcomes: Students can now add Experiences/Activities without selecting Learning Outcomes.
  • CAS/SA Timeline Expanded: The Timeline for CAS/SA Activities has been moved below the student activities to provide a better view of which activities are long term and which are short term.

We’re delighted to announce an integration partnership with Pamoja!

July 4, 2016

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We are pleased to announce our new integration partnership with Pamoja, the sole provider of online International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) courses.

Benefits include:

  • Showcase Pamoja Online Courses: Display Pamoja courses alongside your face-to-face IB Diploma courses. Provide students & parents and Site-based Coordinators with one-click inquiry to register interest in Pamoja Online Courses.
  • Single-Sign-On to Pamoja: One-click access to Pamoja’s learning environment via Plan Worksheet or from the LaunchPad for Site-based Coordinators, Students and Parents.
  • One-click Inquiry: Register your interest in Pamoja online courses directly from within ManageBac’s plan registration worksheets.
  • Data Synchronisation: Final term grades and comments will be synced from Pamoja back to ManageBac, eliminating report card headaches.
  • Term Grades & Reporting: Streamline term reporting workflows for your Registrar & Academic team. Seamlessly roll-up and consolidate Pamoja Online Course grades into your report cards, while preserving your look & feel and subject group order.
  • IB Diploma Plan Worksheet: Rising MYP5 and DP1 students & parents can make better subject choices with easy access to DP subject details including the syllabus, aims & objectives, exam details, key deadlines & calendar. Responsive design allows for easy Plan completion on iPad and tablets.
  • IBIS Exam Registration: We will support registration for Pamoja online courses directly from within the ManageBac plan worksheet, so coordinators can complete their IBIS exam registrations seamlessly.

Get started for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!

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