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Join us for a Complimentary Reporting Workshop in Beijing!

October 4, 2016


We are hosting a complimentary one-day intensive reporting workshop at Canadian International School of Beijing in China, on October 28, 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 and dinner are all included. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation.

Canadian International School of Beijing
38 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100125, P.R. China

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

The event is capped at 45 participants.

Join us at the IB AEM Conference in Barcelona!

October 3, 2016

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the IB AEM Conference in Barcelona on October 6 – 8, 2016!

We have a strong road map for the 2016 – 2017 academic year we’d like to share with you, including:

Ways to connect with us

1. Stop by our table
October 6 – 8, 2016

We have updated information about the 2016-2017 academic year, plus t-shirts and other giveaways! We’re located at table 10 in the main exhibition hall. To view our location, click here.

2. Join our expo session
October 7, 2016

Meet our Managing Director at our expo session on Friday. The session will run from 13:40 – 14:10 and will include updates on new features, new integrations, and an open Q&A.


3. Book a time
October 6 – 8, 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.

4. Schedule a training

Our friendly associates are available for online or onsite trainings at your convenience. Book an online training here and see our travel calendar here.

Hope to see you in Barcelona!

Feature Friday

October 1, 2016


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

Scheduled Downtime

September 27, 2016

ManageBac and OpenApply will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday Oct 1, 10am UTC – 12pm UTC.

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

September 16, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

New Schools MB - Sep 2016

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

Feature Friday

September 16, 2016


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

Join us for a Complimentary ManageBac Diploma Workshop in Dallas, Texas!

September 7, 2016


We’re hosting a complimentary ManageBac Diploma workshop at Trinity High School in Dallas on September 28, 2016 from 2PM – 4PM. Registration will begin at 1:30PM.

Come explore the infinite possibilities of ManageBac for the Diploma Programme!

This workshop is for the beginner to advanced ManageBac user who is keen on learning more. The workshop will be focused on learning additional tips and tricks, troubleshooting, and Q&A with a ManageBac support specialist.

What is required?

  • A laptop
  • Questions for the ManageBac team

This event is free of charge.

Light refreshments are included. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Trinity High School
500 North Industrial Blvd
Euless, TX 76039

The event is capped at 30 participants. 
See you in Dallas!

Registration is Open! ManageBac User Group Conference Berlin

September 2, 2016


Registration for the third annual ManageBac User Group Conference in Europe is now open!

After welcoming over 150 participants from 80 IB World Schools to our ManageBac User Group Conference in The Hague, we are honoured to work with Berlin Brandenburg International School for our third conference on March 24-25, 2017.

Register Now

Based on feedback from our recent User Group Conference in Hong Kong, we will provide differentiation based on users’ existing ManageBac knowledge. The breakout sessions will indicate the ideal level of existing system knowledge. (e.g. a Level 1 breakout session would be geared for beginners, Level 2 for intermediate users, etc.)

We’re also excited to welcome our development team to the user group conference, so they can hear feature requests directly from our users.

If you are interested in speaking or facilitating at the conference, please send a brief proposal to Kevin Piersialla at before October 31, 2016.

What happened at the last conference in The Hague?

Click here.

Coming Soon: New Parent User Interface

September 2, 2016

New Parent UI

Early next week, we will release a new user interface for parents.

This is part of our on-going work to refresh and improve the ManageBac interface for all users, which began with the update to ManageBac Settings back in September 2015.

The new user interface was designed to:

  • simplify navigation (so you can get more done with fewer clicks)
  • improve usability for existing and first time users
  • move ManageBac towards a responsive layout that will support tablet (iPad + Android) and mobile usage

All functionality for parents on the new interface will remain unchanged.

Thank you for your patience with this new update. Our support team is standing by 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, in case you would like to send us feedback or request assistance.

We hope you find the new interface an improvement over the previous design, and look forward to rolling it out to additional user types over the coming months!

UPDATE: The new parent interface deployed on September 6, 2016. Our tutorials have been updated. We especially recommend this one helping parents navigate ManageBac.

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.

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