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Feature Friday

November 25, 2016


Primary Years Programme

  • Drafted units are hidden from all shared classes: The logic of PYP unit plans has now changed. Saving a unit as draft will now hide the unit planner from the UoI as well as the Gradebooks of all shared classes. Click here for further guidance on how to draft PYP units.

Feature Friday

November 18, 2016


Diploma Programme

  • Edit Extended Essay Quick Start Guides: EE Quick Start Guides can now be edited via Settings > Guides > Extended Essay. These will appear to students when they start the Extended Essay Worksheet and when they tick Quick Start Guide on their worksheet. Click here for further guidance.
  • Diploma Programme: Locking EE and ToK Planning and Progress Forms

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

November 16, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!


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

Feature Friday

November 14, 2016


No new updates to ManageBac this week. Stay tuned for future updates!

Feature Friday

October 29, 2016



  • Filter by Draft Units in Whole School Curriculum: Administrators & Teachers can now filter for draft units in the Whole School Curriculum via Dashboard > Curriculum. Please see our tutorials for DP & MYP as well as PYP.
  • Feature Friday Notifications: ManageBac Admins, check your message notifications every Monday at 1:00 UTC for a link to the previous week’s Feature Friday.

Chicago MYP Workshops with Cornerstone: Recap

October 25, 2016

From October 20-21, over 80 teachers from 20 schools convened at Lincoln Park High School to learn more about building in-depth quality curriculum for the IB Middle Years on ManageBac. We were delighted to offer this complimentary workshop together with our long-time partners Cornerstone Educational Consulting LLC.

Working in three separate groups over two days, workshop participants focused on writing exemplary IB MYP unit planners with guidance from a Cornerstone trainer and ManageBac support associate. This partnership allowed teachers to confidently build quality units directly on ManageBac, and provide support with navigating the system.

A huge thank you to our host, Theresa McCormick from Lincoln Park High School, whose tireless efforts provided us with all the class space, technology and catering space needed to host such a large group! We’d also like to thank Lisa, Lynne and Kara from Cornerstone, whose curriculum expertise and seminars were an invaluable experience.

Finally, thank you to all our Chicago attendees, whose passion for both learning and teaching made the training a pleasure from start to finish!

Interested in hosting a ManageBac workshop at your school? E-mail

Workshop schedule

Thursday / October 20

08:00 Registration Opens
08:30 Session 1: Participants will create and/or revise statements of inquiry:  concepts, contexts  + initial reflection using ManageBac tools
10:30 Session 2: Participants will explore the three types of inquiry questions for both the inquiry and action section of the planner using ManageBac tools
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 3: Participants will create and/or revise an authentic summative assessment task, and corresponding MYP objectives/strands, ensuring established links between the task and the statement of inquiry using the using ManageBac digital classroom as support
15:00 Session 4: Participants will consider which approaches to learning skills will best allow students to master the summative task, by construct learning experiences that embed inquiry into content through day-to-day teaching and learning using ManageBac tools
16:00 End of Day 1
Friday / October 21
08:30 Session 5: Participants will continue to construct learning experiences that embed inquiry into content through day-to-day teaching and learning using ManageBac tools
10:30 Session 6: Participants will differentiate each learning experience and design formative assessments that build to the summative task + secondary reflection  using ManageBac tools
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 7: Participants will consider multiple types of resources that they will use during the teaching and learning process for the unit.  They will reflect on the planning process and on what they anticipate will arise in the teaching of the unit in order to complete their final reflection.
15:00 Session 8: Participants will participate in a tuning protocol for feedback from peers on their unit planners. The focus will center on the iterative process that links the statement of inquiry, the inquiry and action questions,  the approaches to learning, objectives and summative assessment.
16:00 End of Day 2

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

October 16, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!


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

Feature Friday

October 14, 2016



  • Customised Login Pages: Admins can customise login pages via Settings > School Settings > Customise Login Page. Click here for more information.screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-16-16-17
  • Teacher Timetable Exports: Teachers can now export their class timetables via Profile > Timetable > click the PDF icon. Admins can view teacher timetables via the teacher’s profile. Note this is only available for schools with the ManageBac Attendance module and you are only able to see your own timetable. Click here for more information.
  • Last Login: A users’ last login date is now available in the final column of student, parent & teacher exports. Navigate to Settings > School Directory > click the three-dots and select Export Students & Parents or Export Teachers & Advisors.

Join us for a Complimentary Reporting Workshop in Hong Kong!

October 11, 2016

We are hosting a complimentary one-day intensive reporting workshop at Hong Kong Academy on November 11, 2016.

Come explore the infinite possibilities of ManageBac reporting, from progress reports to customised rubrics to one-off tips & tricks. This workshop is open to anyone from an IB World School who is keen to create stunning report cards.

View the programme.

What is required?

  • A laptop
  • Samples of your ideal report card(s)

This event is free of charge.

Lunch, light refreshments are all included. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation.

Hong Kong Academy
33 Wai Man Road
Sai Kung New Territories
Hong Kong

*See what happened at our previous reporting workshop in The Netherlands here.

The event is capped at 30 participants.

IB AEM Conference in Barcelona

October 11, 2016

Please feel free to review the slides presented in Barcelona at #IBBCN16.

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