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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 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.


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 or view our updated support tutorials.

ManageBac Breakfast Reminder!

July 23, 2015


We’re looking forward to welcoming over 100 participants from 73 IB World Schools on July 24, 2015! As a friendly reminder, we’ve included a map of the venue, a schedule for the morning, and a list of participating schools.

Tweet questions, remarks or photos during the breakfast using the following hashtag:

@managebac              #mbbreakfast
…and feel free to bring your colleagues along!

Breakfast will run from 7AM – 9AM. The schedule is as follows:

7AM – 7:45AM:
7:45 – 8:15AM:
8:15AM – 8:30AM:
8:30AM – 9AM:
Registration and networking
Company update
ManageBac Support will be available to answer any questions throughout the breakfast.​

It’s still not too late!

Book your spot today!

The James Chicago

The James – 55 East Ontario Street, Chicago

We are honoured to host over 100 educators from the following IB World Schools:

We’re excited to see you!

bacPoint Schools Join the ManageBac Community!

July 15, 2015

On August 1, we will welcome bacPoint schools into the ManageBac community. They will be joining over 1,700 other IB world schools who have chosen to manage their curriculum with ManageBac.

For the bacPoint schools, the transition will be seamless. User accounts and data will be migrated over at the end of July, with no extra costs incurred. We will be reaching out individually to organise online training sessions during the first week of August to provide personalised walkthroughs of the ManageBac service.

bacPoint schools in the southern hemisphere will have their information migrated in November, with similar personal training organised.

Announcing SSO Integration with Finalsite

July 13, 2015

SSO launchpad

We are pleased to announce a new SSO partnership between Finalsite and ManageBac. This integration allows users to quickly switch between systems – either through our SSO Launchpad or the Finalsite portal.

To learn more about the integration, or to activate it on your ManageBac account, please e-mail us at

Join us at the IB Americas Conference in Chicago!

July 10, 2015


We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the IB Americas conference in Chicago from July 23 – July 26!

This year we’re excited to host a big Chicago-style breakfast in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, just 10 minutes away from the conference center at The James.

This complimentary breakfast will run from 7AM – 9AM on Friday, July 24, and feature:

  • a walkthrough of the new IB e-coursework submission platform
  • an update on the new CAS guide
  • a look at the new IB Student Registry
  • new integration partnership announcements
  • networking with fellow IB coordinators

Book your spot today!

If you are not attending the IB Americas conference,
you are still welcome to join us for breakfast.

The James – 55 East Ontario Street, Chicago

Can’t join us for breakfast? Other ways to connect with us:

(1) Stop by our table at the conference.

We have updated information for the 2015 academic year, plus t-shirts, baseball caps, and other giveaways! To view the conference exhibition hall and our 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

We look forward to seeing you there!

ManageBac and OpenApply Maintenance Window on Tuesday, June 16

June 15, 2015

We will be conducting maintenance on Tuesday, June 16 between 12:00am-1:00am EDT  (GMT-4). The anticipated potential downtime within that window is 20 minutes. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience!

ManageBac User Group Conference Mumbai: Recap

June 5, 2015

On May 30, we hosted our second user group conference in Asia-Pacific at École Mondiale World School in Mumbai, India. We were excited to welcome over 150 participants from 27 IB World Schools.

The day began with a keynote by Principal Philip Hudson on “It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it; and that’s what gets results”. The talk touched on the challenges faced in international education to ensure the content and process of learning continues to be relevant for our 21st century students.

The keynote was followed by a presentation from Farah Misquitta and the leadership team at École Mondiale World School on their phased-approach in implementing ManageBac, the policies introduced, and how effective the system is being used by teachers, students and parents. A company update followed by RVenus Lai, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific.

Thereafter, Lance King, founder of The Art of Learning, led a thought-provoking discussion of ATL skills and failing well. A workshop in the afternoon offered an opportunity to develop an action plan to put these ideas into practice.

After lunch, participants went into programme-specific breakout sessions run by experienced ManageBac users from leading schools in India, including:

  • DP – Dr. Sreelaxmi Murphy & Bhavya Mayya from Jamnabai Narsee International School
  • MYP – Shelly Sachdev from Pathways School Aravali & Jitendra Pandey from Sreenidhi International School
  • PYP – Prasuna Vemuri & Rama Shinde from MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul
  • Technology – Farah Misquitta fromÉcole Mondiale World School, Sanjeeb Mohanty from The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, & Puja Srivastava from Oberoi International School

These sessions allowed participants to gain an insight on the experiences of schools of various sizes, covering topics from system implementation plans, Government-specific requirements, to better understanding the IB philosophy.

In the late afternoon, ManageBac staff led programme-specific workshops. The day concluded with a delicious buffet dinner hosted at Sun-N-Sands Resort.

We had a wonderful time connecting with our schools in India! We were available throughout the conference to lend support, answer questions, and hear feedback. We are also very grateful to École Mondiale World School for hosting us in their wonderful facilities!

Here are some photos from the conference:


For further information, you can:

Participants said:

“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.”

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

June 2, 2015

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

Welcome New Schools Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School Bolton Academy Canandaigua Academy  School lyceum #6Pueblo East High SchoolCholla High Magnet School DPS-logo-mid  Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute Harvest Middle School Helendale Primary School International School Moshi, Arusha CampusChildren's International School MossLincoln College Preparatory AcademyOkinawa Shogaku High SchoolThe Heritage SchoolThuringia International School - WeimarInternational School of Islamabad  John Glenn Middle School Kang Chiao International School - Taipei Campus Lahore Grammar School International  Locke Elementary School Lyford Cay International SchoolGökkuşağı SchoolsStep by Step International SchoolEtonHouse International Pre-School Times Residence CDMiras International School, Astana

Northeast Elementary Notre Dame Academy

  1. AMA International School-Bahrain
  2. Antietam Elementary School
  3. Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School
  4. Bolton Academy
  5. Canandaigua Academy
  6. Children’s International School Moss
  7. Cholla High Magnet School
  8. DPS International
  9. Dunbar High School
  10. EtonHouse International Pre-School Times Residence CD
  11. Gökkuşağı Schools
  12. Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
  13. Harvest Middle School
  14. Helendale Primary School
  15. International School Moshi – Arusha Campus
  16. International School Moshi – Moshi Campus
  17. International School of Almaty
  18. International School of Islamabad
  19. Ivan Green Primary School
  20. John Glenn Middle School
  21. Kang Chiao International School – Taipei Campus
  22. Lahore Grammar School International
  23. Laurelton Pardee Intermediate School
  24. Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
  25. Locke Elementary School
  26. Lyford Cay International School
  27. Miras International School, Astana
  28. Northeast Elementary
  29. Notre Dame Academy
  30. Okinawa Shogaku High School
  31. Pueblo East High School
  32. School lyceum #6
  33. Step by Step International School
  34. Tanglin Trust School
  35. The Heritage School
  36. Thuringia International School – Weimar
  37. Yogyakarta Independent School

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

Feature Friday

May 29, 2015


  • Importing non-IB students: Administrators can now bulk import non-IB students. Navigate to Users > Students > Import Students, write ‘Custom’ as the program under column I of the CSV template.
  • Export Homeroom Advisors: Homeroom Advisors can now export Advisory comments across all terms to Excel by navigating to Dashboard > Homeroom > click Export all Advisory Comments to Excel.
  • TurnItIn Similarity index: For schools who integrate with TurnItIn, Students and Teachers can now upload multiple files to the Task/Assignment dropbox and a TurnItIn similarity index will appear for each upload.
  • Export starred CAS Reflections:  CAS Coordinators can now filter which reflections appear on the PDF export. Navigate to a student’s CAS worksheet, click View all Reflections & Evidence > Export Starred Reflections. (Note this is most critical for schools in IB Americas.)
Middle Years
  • Whole-School Curriculum Export: The Excel export of the whole-school curriculum now includes the subject level of each unit. Navigate to Dashboard > Curriculum > Middle Years > click Export to Excel.
  • Analytics > Key Concepts: IBO-recommended Key Concepts are now bolded in the Curriculum > Analytics view. These same Key Concepts are underlined in the unit planners under the Inquiry & Purpose tab.


  • Parents Filter: Administrators can now filter parents similarly to how students are filtered. From the Admin panel, navigate to Students > Parents and filter parents by key applicant information (eg. program and grade, status, gender, customised tags, location, and checklist). From there, you can export parents, activate parent accounts, enable notifications, and re-send welcome e-mails in bulk, as well as see a list of all orphaned parents.
  • Parent Notifications: Schools can now automatically enable email notifications for parents when they create an account. This is done by ticking the Receive Email Notification checkbox in the form editor. If this checkbox is left unchecked, it will appear on the application form for parents to choose whether or not to receive email notifications.
  • Parent Notification Note: The parent notification notes have been revised to the following generic format: “A note has been left for $applicant.” A link to view the note is also included. Parent first names are no longer used.


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