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Don’t Miss Early-bird Registration! ManageBac User Group Conference in The Hague

November 18, 2015

Don’t miss out! There is just one month left for early-bird registration!

We are thrilled by the early interest in the conference and already look forward to welcoming participants from the following IB World Schools:

Following the success of our first European User Group Conference in Munich, we are honoured to work with The International School of The Hague for our second conference on February 26-27, 2016.

We will be offering four different tracks at the conference:

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

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. This year, sessions will be followed by workshops and Jobs-a-like.

Participants at our ManageBac User Group Conference in Munich had this to say:

Thanks to all the participants for being so open and sharing! It’s comforting to know that we’re on track and joining the global community of ManageBac schools.

Very inspiring to see what other schools are doing with ManageBac!

A great feat of organisation, and warmly received by the many positive attendees!

 

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8:30AM Morning Tea & Registration
9:15AM Welcoming Remarks
9:30AM Keynote Presentation
10:15AM ManageBac at the International School of The Hague
10:45AM Icebreaker & Coffee
11:15AM Company Update
11:45AM Update from Partners
12:15PM Lunch and School Tour
1:30PM Breakout Session 1
2:15PM Workshop Session 1
3PM ManageBac Training the Trainers
6PM Dinner

 


8:30AM Morning Tea
9:15AM Day 2 Remarks
9:30AM Keynote Presentation
10:30AM Coffee Break
10:45AM Breakout Session 2
11:30AM Workshop Session 2
12:15PM Lunch
1:30PM Breakout Session 3
2:15PM Workshop Session 3
3PM Jobs-a-like & Networking
4:30PM Transportation to Hotels & Train Station

 

Conference Registration Fees:

Early bird registration fee: $349 USD
Early bird registration fees apply to each participant who registers before December 18, 2015.

Registration fee: $499 USD
The regular registration fee applies to all participants who register between December 18, 2015 and February 5, 2016.

We thank The International School of the Hague for their gracious hosting of the event, and look forward to welcoming participants from around the globe to the conference.

*Read about the last user group conference in Munich here.

Registration is now open! ManageBac User Group Conference in Hong Kong

November 10, 2015

mbugc_bannerRegistration for the fourth annual ManageBac User Group Conference in Asia-Pacific is now open!

After welcoming over 150 participants from 27 IB World Schools to our ManageBac User Group Conference in Mumbai, we are honoured to work with Hong Kong Academy for our fourth conference on May 7-8, 2016.

We will be offering four different tracks at the conference:

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

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. This year, sessions will be followed by workshops and Jobs-a-like.

If you are interested in speaking or facilitating at the conference, please send a brief proposal to RVenus Lai at rvenus@managebac.com before March 4, 2016.

We thank Hong Kong Academy for graciously hosting the event, and look forward to welcoming participants from around the globe to the conference.

Participants from our ManageBac User Group Conference in Mumbai had this to say:

The conference was a good opportunity to connect with other IB schools and find out their best practices and share ours.

Fun informative sessions. Very enriching day.

 

Conference Registration Fees:

*Conference registration will close on April 22, 2016.


Early-bird registration fee: $349USD

Early-bird registration fees apply to each participant who registers before March 4, 2016.
Registration fee: $499USD
This registration fee applies to each participant who registers between March 5, 2016 and April 22, 2016.

 

*Read about our 2015 conference in Mumbai here.
*Read about our 2014 conference in Adelaide here.
*Read about our 2014 conference in Shanghai here.

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

October 28, 2015

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

New Schools Oct 28

  1. Albanian College Tirana
  2. American Collegiate Institute
  3. American International School in Cyprus
  4. Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory School
  5. Antioch High School
  6. Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad
  7. Beaconhouse Newlands Lahore
  8. Beijing National Day School
  9. Ben L. Smith High School
  10. Bermuda High School
  11. Bexley Grammar School
  12. Big Sky High School
  13. BIS Hanoi
  14. Brent International School Baguio
  15. Brent International School Subic
  16. British School of Costa Rica
  17. Canyon High School
  18. Capilano Elementary School
  19. Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
  20. Carrollwood Day School
  21. Cathedral City High School
  22. Christ Church Episcopal School
  23. Colegio Babeque Secundaria
  24. Colegio El Valle Alicante
  25. Colegio Santa Úrsula
  26. Coronado High School
  27. CPS Global School
  28. Downtown Family of Schools
  29. Druid Hills High School
  30. Dulwich College Seoul
  31. Dwight School Canada
  32. Eastside High School
  33. École secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinité
  34. École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier
  35. École secondaire publique L’Héritage
  36. Eisugakkan Junior and Senior High School
  37. Estrella Mountain Elementary School
  38. EtonHouse International School Wuxi
  39. Fairhope High School
  40. Freehold Township High School
  41. French-American School of New York
  42. Gjøvikregionen International School
  43. Grimsley High School
  44. H. H. Dow High School
  45. Hartsville High School
  46. High Meadows School
  47. High Point Central High School
  48. Hillsboro High School
  49. Hubbard High School
  50. Hugh Boyd Secondary School
  51. Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School
  52. International American School of Warsaw
  53. International Concept for Education
  54. International Gymnasium of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre
  55. International School of Brescia
  56. International School of Modena
  57. International School of Monza
  58. International School of Siena
  59. International School of Treviso
  60. Internationale Friedensschule Koln/Cologne International School
  61. JG International School
  62. John Adams High School
  63. Jones High School
  64. Judson High School
  65. Korah Collegiate and Vocational School
  66. Kuopion Lyseon Lukio
  67. Lexington Middle School
  68. lhsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College
  69. Mackintosh Academy
  70. MADEIRA Multilingual School, LDA
  71. Mahatma Gandhi International School
  72. Malmo Borgarskola
  73. Meadowbrook High School
  74. Mesa IB Schools
  75. Montgomery High School
  76. New Oriental International College
  77. Newland College
  78. North Shore High School
  79. Northern Lights International School
  80. Northwestern High School
  81. Oakham School
  82. Phoenix City International School
  83. Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
  84. Queen Mary Elementary School
  85. Riffa Views International School
  86. Roald Amundsen High School
  87. Robert E. Lee Elementary School
  88. Saigon South International School
  89. Smithfield-Selma High School
  90. Smoky Hill High School
  91. South View High School
  92. St. Ann Catholic School
  93. St. Clare’s, Oxford
  94. St. Joan Antida High School
  95. Stonewall Jackson Middle School
  96. Stradbroke Primary School
  97. Summit High School
  98. Summit International Preparatory
  99. Tarbiyah Academy
  100. Terry Parker High School
  101. The British International School Budapest
  102. The Healdsburg School
  103. Thornridge High School
  104. Thornton Township High School
  105. Thornwood High School
  106. Towheed Iranian School
  107. Trinity Lutheran School
  108. Venice High School
  109. Victoria Park Collegiate Institute
  110. Victoria School of the Arts
  111. Vincentian Academy
  112. Walter Hines Page High School
  113. Waterfront Montessori
  114. Western Hills High School
  115. Westlake High School
  116. Westminster International School
  117. William W Bodine High School For International Affairs
  118. Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School

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

OA Admissions Conference, Singapore: Last Chance for Early-Bird Registration!

October 22, 2015

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Don’t miss out! Today is the last day for early-bird registration!

We are thrilled by the early interest in the conference and already look forward to welcoming participants from 22 international schools, including:

At our last admissions conference in Bangkok, we welcomed over 70 participants from over 40 international schools. We are delighted to be working with GEMS World Academy (Singapore) to organise our third annual admissions conference on January 29 – 30, 2016.

The conference provides an opportunity for admissions officers to network and learn from each other. Discover best admissions practices at leading international schools in Asia-Pacific and beyond, and discuss common challenges facing admissions professionals in an international school environment.

Participants from our admissions conference in Bangkok had this to say:

Thank you for organising the conference. It was most inspiring and really helped me focus on the direction of the story I want to tell about my school. I am certainly looking forward to future admissions conferences!

“A very useful professional development opportunity!”

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PROGRAMME:

Friday, January 29 – 2016


12:30PM Pre-registration
1PM OpenApply Introduction & Demonstration
2PM OpenApply Presentation: ISL Qatar
3PM Coffee
3:30PM OpenApply Workshop: Refining the Admissions Process (Marketing, Forms & Checklists)

 

Saturday, January 30 – 2016

8:30AM Morning Tea & Registration
9AM Welcome Address
9:15AM Keynote
10AM Panel Discussion: Head of School, Admissions, Technology, Marketing & Finance
10:45AM Coffee
11:15AM Session 1: Emotional Intelligence and School Admissions – Connecting People
12:30PM Lunch
2PM Session 2: Admissions in an International Environment
3PM Workshop: Jobs-a-like
4PM – 4:30PM Closing Remarks
7PM – 10PM Sponsored Dinner & Drinks

 

Conference Registration Fees:

*Conference registration will close on January 15, 2016.


Early-bird registration fee: $149USD

Early-bird registration fees apply to each participant who registers before October 30, 2015
Registration fee: $199USD
This registration fee applies to each participant who registers between October 31, 2015 and January 15, 2016
We hope to welcome you in Singapore!

Join us at the IB AEM Conference in The Hague!

October 13, 2015

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We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the IB AEM conference in The Hague from 29 October – 1 November 2015!

We’re excited to host an expo session on Saturday 31 October from 16:45 – 17:15 in the Oceania room located on the ground floor of the World Forum. Mark your calendars!

Our presentation will include:

  • A demonstration of of the new IB e-Coursework submission platform
  • A walkthrough of recent updates on ManageBac, including the new CAS requirements, refreshed Settings, and the expanded student profile, including a timetable view
  • A preview of ManageBac in 2016 and our product development road map

*If you don’t currently use ManageBac,
you’re still welcome to join the session!

Can’t join us for the expo session? Other ways to connect with us:

(1) Stop by our table at the conference.

We have updated information about the 2015-2016 academic year, plus t-shirts and other giveaways! We’re located at table 11 on the 1st floor. To view our exhibition hall location, click here.

(2) Book a time.

Have ManageBac questions? We have answers, and a full team ready to help. Let us know when you’re available, and we’ll make sure to have someone dedicated to you. Just e-mail us at support@managebac.com.

Hope to see you in The Hague!

We'll be back in The Hague!

A New Look for OpenApply

October 6, 2015

oa_screenshot_fanOver the past year, we have been working to better align and standardise our interface across OpenApply and ManageBac. In late September, as a first step we updated Settings on ManageBac.

This week, we will be rolling out the new look & feel for OpenApply. Our goal was to simplify navigation and move to a responsive layout that better supports OpenApply on tablets (iPad + Android) and web.

To highlight some of the key changes:

  • Dashboard key performance indicators have been simplified with the ability to show Month-on-Month, Year to Date and Year on Year metrics. QuickStart navigation lets you quickly schedule a tour, add an enquiry or RSVP for an open day.
  • A Tasks feature has been introduced that allows you to set followup tasks for yourself or colleagues.
  • The Applicant Profile has been redesigned with the addition of Exam Scores, allowing you to record SSAT, TOEFL and other standardised tests.
  • Improved Status notifications allow you to schedule notifications for immediately delivery or on a future date.
  • Applicant and student rosters are now editable in bulk, using a spreadsheet style with filtering & row selection.
  • Settings is now organised under menus with a description of each section.
  • Steps are sequential to guide a school through the setup process in the most logical way. This replaces the QuickStart wizard.
  • The left navigation menu provides a fast, efficient way to move between pages.

Please note that these changes are for administrators viewing the backend system only. Applicant & family views are unchanged.

Thank you for your patience with this new design update! We hope that you find it an improvement. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at support@openapply.com, call us, or schedule a training if you have questions or would like to walk through the system in greater detail with OpenApply staff. We look forward to hearing your feedback!

As always, we are available 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday.

New ManageBac Settings and a Preview of our New Look

September 23, 2015

New ManageBac Settings and a Preview of our New Look

Over the past year, we have been working to better align and standardise our interface across ManageBac and OpenApply. The new ManageBac settings are the first step towards simplifying the navigation, improving usability for existing and first time users, and moving towards a responsive layout that will support effective use of ManageBac on tablets (iPad + Android) in addition to web.

To highlight some of the key changes:

  • Settings is now organised under menus with a description of each section.
  • Steps are sequential to guide a school through the setup process in the most logical way.
  • This replaces the QuickStart wizard.
  • The left navigation menu provides a fast, efficient way to move between pages.
  • Academic terms and years has been fully redesigned to visually indicate the duration of terms and to ensure correct configuration in advance of class creation.

Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out additional improvements for reports generation in the new interface design to better streamline the full reporting lifecycle from scheduling generation of reports to proofing & review as well as granular access & permissions.

As part of this Settings redesign, we have also made a significant architectural change, so that all Classes will now be mapped to specific academic years & terms. This change will greatly streamline and improve the ‘back-to-school’ process in future academic years and to support efficient archival of historical classes. In other words, you will be able to easily carry forward classes, set varying durations for a class that may only last one term and most importantly you will be able to go back in time to see units, tasks & assessments, resources, transcripts from prior years.

2015-2016 is a transition year for ManageBac and in the spring of 2016 we will be previewing our new system interface, which has been implemented recently on OpenApply for admissions & enrolment. To preview how that looks, please check out:
https://demo.openapply.com

Thank you for patience with this new update and apologies for any shock or confusion about the new design, we hope that you will find it an improvement over the previous design

Registration Now Open: Admissions Conference in Singapore

August 25, 2015

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Join us in Singapore for the third annual OpenApply Admissions conference in Asia-Pacific! This year’s conference will be held at GEMS World Academy (Singapore) on January 29-30, 2016.

January 29: Pre-conference for existing OpenApply users and Marketing for Admissions Workshop
January 30: Full-day conference (professional development and networking for Admissions teams and Heads of School)
Registration Fee
Early-bird: $149 USD (before October 30, 2015)
Full-price: $199 USD (between October 31, 2015 and January 15, 2016)
Register Now
See what happened at our last conference in Bangkok!
If you are interested in speaking or facilitating at this event, we are accepting proposals from now until October 31, 2015. Please send a brief session description and bio to Angelica Nierras at angelica@managebac.com.
We hope to welcome you in Singapore!

 

New User Profiles

August 17, 2015

We’re excited to announce a new user profile on ManageBac.

The most significant update was for student profiles, which are now organised according to the student’s Personal Information, Exam Registration Information, Academics, Timetables, Portfolio and Reports. For those schools using our admissions platform OpenApply, the profile is seamlessly linked.

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The Academics tab contains information about the student’s classes, including the units taught, academic progress with assessments, and a class description. Click on the > arrow to see more information about each class or each assignment.

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Click Timetables to view an individual student Timetable, including color-coded attendance information. To update attendance or see more information about a class, click on the class. Please note this is available only to our schools with Attendance enabled.

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The student Portfolio is a collection of all coursework the student has submitted via ManageBac. The coursework can be easily starred or reviewed. In May 2016, schools will be able to directly upload selected coursework directly to the IB e-coursework platform.

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Under the Reflections tab, students input their term goals and respond to any reflection question(s) set by the school. The student reflection can be displayed on the report card at end of term.

Lastly, the Reports tab  displays PDF copies of all the student’s report cards.

For Teachers, the new user profile contains additional fields for tracking demographic information. A list of the teacher’s groups and classes is also available on the righthand side.

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We hope the new user profiles present a streamlined flow of information! Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at support@managebac.com if you have any questions, or if you would like to enable a complimentary 60-day trial of our Attendance features.

New CAS Requirements Now Available on ManageBac

August 17, 2015

Support for the new CAS requirements is now available on all ManageBac accounts for new DP1 year groups. DP2 students will continue under the old requirements.

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To enable the changes, please create a new DP1 (Grade 11 or Year 12) year group on your account. Tick the box for New CAS 2015. Add your new students and activities.

When adding a new activity, DP1 students are prompted to indicate:

  • Activity name and description
  • Approach
  • Start and end dates
  • Activity supervisor information
  • Strand
  • Selected learning outcomes (7 options)

After adding their activities, they will be prompted to write a narrative for aims & goals.

We’ve also enhanced the layout for both DP1 and DP2 year groups, especially in the Reflections section.

If you have any questions about the new updates, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@managebac.com or view our updated support tutorials.



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