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Announcing ManageBac User Group Conference in Mumbai!

March 26, 2015

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We are excited to announce our first ManageBac user group conference in India on Saturday, May 30 in Mumbai!
We are grateful to be hosted at Ecole Mondiale World School.

The keynote address on AtL skills will be given by Lance King, founder of The Art of Learning.

This one-day conference will offer four different tracks:

  • Technology
  • Diploma Programme
  • Middle Years Programme
  • Primary Years Programme

Sessions will be tightly focused on practical, actionable tips and strategies for implementing ManageBac and improving International Baccalaureate programme management, led by experienced school administrators.

Registration fee: $99 USD
Conference registration will close on May 19, 2015.

To learn more about prior user group conferences, please see:

Join us at the MB Social in Lima on April 20!

March 25, 2015

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We are excited to host ManageBac Socials in 2015: a global series of networking events where you can share best practices, give us feedback, and connect with fellow IB coordinators and teachers. The ManageBac Social in Lima will take place on April 20, 2015 at the Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 3:45PM to 5:45PM.

The event will include:

This event is free of charge. We hope to see you there!
Explore our other socials in:

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

March 20, 2015

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

Schule Schloss Salem - Logo  The Academy of the Holy Cross - Logo    Victoria Academy - LogoWuxi United International School - Logo

Al Faris International School - Logo            Candor International School - LogoThe Academy of the Holy Cross - Logo
Odessa High School - Logo
The British School of Beijing - Logo

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Al Bateen School
  2. Al Faris International School
  3. Candor International School
  4. Claremont High School
  5. Eastern Public School
  6. Eastwood Elementary School
  7. Hiram Bingham School
  8. Odessa High School
  9. San Jose High Academy
  10. Schule Schloss Salem
  11. Sendai Ikuei Gakuen
  12. St. Robert Catholic High School
  13. Taipei American School
  14. The Academy of the Holy Cross
  15. The British School of Beijing
  16. Victoria Academy
  17. Wuxi United International School

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

Feature Friday

March 20, 2015

ManageBac

Amazon Web Services completed a full migration of files to AWS S3 file storage. This will provide faster file upload and download speeds and enhance file storage redundancy.

Diploma:

  • Bulk Export of ToK PPD and PPF provide a way to download PDFs in bulk for an entire year group.
  • Group 4 > PSOW we have updated the new IA form for May 2016.

Middle Years & Primary Years:

  • Three New MYP subjects including Political Science, Civics and Government.
  • Enhanced PYP Term Grades Exports to include all unit evaluation criteria.

OpenApply

Analytics > Enrollment Summary provides a point in time analysis of enrollment. We are very grateful to the Admissions Directors at KIS International School, International School Basel, Jakarta Intercultural School, and many others for providing their guidance and feedback, which allowed us to build this feature and enhance the enrollment analytics.

For the current academic year: administrators will be able to view enrollment counts by day from the first day of the academic year to present day.

Confirmed / Pending / Declined to Re-enrol: provides the breakdown of re-enrolled students.

Enrolled: provides the newly applied and enrolled students for the current academic year.

Total Confirmed: equals the sum of confirmed & pending re-enrollment and enrolled status.

Capacity: as provided by the school from Settings > Admissions.

Available Seats: equals Capacity less Total Confirmed.

For the upcoming academic year: administrators will be able to view the latest projected enrollment counts based on current forecast re-enrollment. This view also includes wait-list counts to supplement expected re-enrollment.

Tour Hosts you can now link specific tour times on a given day (e.g. 10 am to 12 pm on Wednesday) to specific hosts.

Analytics > Checklist Completion you can now click the horizontal bar charts to view a filtered list of students based on their status for a checklist requirement (e.g. all students who have not yet submitted school reports).

Subscribe the iCal enhancement to the button styling on the Dashboard.

InterSIS

Transcript Imports are now available allowing you to import historical transcripts via Excel CSV format. The new imports encompass the curriculum programme, the subject, class name, year or grade level, class ID, credit award, teacher e-mail, student ID, final grade, academic year & term and comments. The new Transcript imports provide data validation to ensure that imported records are consistent with your Transcript settings and for your convenience, we have provided an “Undo” function to allow you to easily revert an erroneous import within 72 hours.

Export WYSIWYG provides a simpler export function, so as you re-arrange the column orders, your Excel export will automatically mirror the view on screen.

Export as ZIP will now provide an automated email of the ZIP export when exporting Reports in bulk.

IBAP Conference in Macau: March 19 – 21

March 20, 2015

We are enjoying seeing familiar faces and getting to know new ones at the International Baccalaureate’s Asia Pacific Annual Conference in Macau!

We have 3 staff members attending the event, all fully equipped with laptops and smartphones, so please feel free to bring us all your ManageBac or OpenApply questions. We’re happy to do on-the spot troubleshooting and resolve any lingering issues.

Even if you don’t have any questions, stop by our booth and say hello anyway! We can update you on all our latest developments, including:

  • Our updates for 2015, including the new IB e-coursework submission platform, the IB student registry, and a ManageBac user interface refresh this fall
  • The launch of our online admissions platform OpenApply and
  • The upcoming release of our international school information system InterSIS.

If your school is located near Macau, we are also available for onsite visits in the week following the conference.

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[Update: We had a great time at the conference connecting with our schools! Please see photos below.]

 

ManageBac Scheduled Downtime

March 19, 2015

Our servers will be down for maintenance on Saturday, March 21 from 12pm-2pm GMT. Thanks for your patience and enjoy the weekend!

DevOps Update: W3 March

March 19, 2015

Security and system uptime are two important pillars of quality of service, and we deeply regret the inconvenience caused by the downtime over the past two weeks with the iWeb data center’s power failure on March 6th and the denial of service (DDoS) incidents earlier that week.

To provide a DevOps update, we have made a number of important changes to our system infrastructure:

  • During W2 March, we implemented Cloudflare Enterprise across ManageBac, OpenApply, InterSIS and our internal systems. We are happy to report that this has successfully mitigated several new DDoS attacks without any disruption to service levels.
  • CDN: after additional testing and configuration we have implemented new geographic DNS routing and CDN services, so based on your location and country, you will now experience faster speeds when accessing ManageBac and OpenApply.

We will continue to provide additional updates on upcoming planned changes to our infrastructure including our move to Amazon Web Services S3 storage and replication of our environment in a second redundant iWeb data center, which will allow us to keep a warm standby ready in case of any future data center issues.

URL: https://www.cloudflare.com/features-security

Join us at the ManageBac and OpenApply Socials on April 23!

March 19, 2015

We are delighted to announce the following ManageBac and OpenApply Socials on April 23, 2015:

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The ManageBac Social in Beijing at the Beijing City International School from 6PM to 8PM, which will include:

  • A short presentation from ManageBac staff including upcoming developments in 2015,
  • A featured speaker from the Beijing City International School discussing best practices and ManageBac implementation,
  • A talk from The Art of Learning founder Lance King on Teaching ATL,
  • Light refreshments and networking.

 

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The OpenApply Social in Singapore at the Singapore American School (SAS) from 4PM to 7PM, which will include:

  • A short presentation from OpenApply staff including upcoming developments in 2015,
  • A featured speaker from the SAS discussing best admissions practices and OpenApply implementation,
  • Light refreshments and networking.

Both events are free of charge. We hope to see you there!

 

 

ManageBac Downtime

March 19, 2015

ManageBac went down as of 12:24PM HKT (GMT +8). We are back up and running as of 12:43PM HKT (GMT +8). Total downtime lasted 19 minutes.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

ManageBac and OpenApply Maintenance Window on Wednesday, March 18

March 18, 2015

We will be conducting maintenance on Wednesday, March 18 between 12pm-6pm HKT (GMT+8). The anticipated potential downtime within that window is five minutes. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience!



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