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Join us for Complimentary ManageBac Workshops in Washington, DC!

April 22, 2016

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We’re hosting complimentary ManageBac workshops in Washington, DC on May 11, 2016 from 5PM – 7PM. Registration will begin at 4:30PM.

Come explore the infinite possibilities of ManageBac for the DP, MYP, & PYP!

The workshops are for the beginner to advanced ManageBac user who is keen to learn more. We will have 3 simultaneous workshops for DP, MYP, & PYP focused on learning additional tips and tricks, troubleshooting, and Q&A with the ManageBac support specialists.

View the program.

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.

Eastern High School
1700 East Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20003


Ticket availability is limited so register now!
Hope to see you in Washington, DC!

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

April 18, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

MB New Schools April, 2016


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

Save the Date: Admissions Conference Shanghai

April 14, 2016


After welcoming over 90 participants from 46 International Schools to our third annual OpenApply Admissions Conference at GEMS World Academy Singapore, we are honoured to announce our fourth Admissions Conference in Asia-Pacific!

We are delighted to be working with Western International School of Shanghai to organise the conference on November 3 – 5, 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.

This event is divided into a Pre-Conference, which includes a one-day or two-day track option, followed by a one-day OpenApply Conference.

*Registration will open on May 15, 2016.


What happened in Singapore?

Click here to see what happened last year.

Feature Friday

April 8, 2016


  • Class Roster Exports Updated with Parent Information: Parent First & Last Name as well as E-mail is now included on the student roster export of Classes, Year Groups and Groups.
  • Lock Parent Association: It is now possible to prevent Parents from adding Messages, Files, and Events to the IB Parents Association. To enable, navigate to Settings > Access Permissions & Security > Parents > Lock Parents Association > Save Changes. Admins and Teachers that are members of the IB Parents Association will still be able to post in the Group.
  • [NEW] Nature of Science: The IBDP subject “Nature of Science” has been added to ManageBac along with corresponding curriculum content for unit planning. Enable this subject via Settings > Diploma Program > Subjects.
  • ICCS Form for Group 4 Classes: We now support the ICCS form for Group 4 Science classes. Navigate to the Individual Investigations or Group 4 Projects of the class IAs tab. Click Export All ICCS or export individually. For more information, please click here.


  • Files: Files uploaded by staff to an applicant’s profile are now marked ‘Internal’ by default.
  • Enhanced Student Search: The student search bar has now been enhanced to narrow the search when searching the student’s full name and show student with highest match at the top.
  • Re-enrolment Dashboard: The Re-enrolment dashboard is now sorted to show confirmations and declines in chronological order. For more information, please click here.
  • Enrolment Analytics: The real-time enrolment tracking has been updated to account for seats held (i.e. students Pending Re-enrolment confirmation, and Places Offered), to allow for greater accuracy in calculating remaining seats. For more information, please click here.
  • Manually adding applicants/inquiries: The following fields are now required when adding applicants or inquiries manually: Student First & Last Name, Grade, Enrolment Year, Parent First & Last Name and Parent Email.

Top 5 Reasons to Join us in Hong Kong!

March 29, 2016

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Register for your place at the ManageBac User Group Conference in Hong Kong today! Registration closes on April 22, 2016.


Why join us in Hong Kong? Our top five reasons:


1 Best Practices

How did your school implement ManageBac? How do you achieve staff buy-in? Train students, teachers, and parents? Come hear from leading international schools as they share their answers to these questions, and more.


2 Product Road Map

We’ll share our product road map for 2016, including direct integration with the IB e-Coursework submission platform, enhanced unit planners, more flexible reporting, a new online bookstore, and more! Come share your own feature requests.


3 Lance King and the ATL

Our keynote speaker Lance King has directly shaped the creation of ATL requirements in the IB CP, DP, and MYP. Hear from him directly during the keynote, and work with him in a smaller workshop to develop ATL implementation programmes.


4 Networking

Meet & mingle with your fellow academic coordinators, technology integration coordinators, and design teachers from schools all across the Asia-Pacific region. Dinner and drinks are on us! For the most updated list of attendees, click here.


5 ManageBac Support

Meet our friendly support team! Staff will be available throughout the conference to sit down with you 1-1 and answer your questions. We will also be offering “Genius Bar” sessions for advanced tips, tricks, and resources that you can bring back to your school.

Hope to see you there!

Scheduled Downtime

March 26, 2016

Our servers will be down for maintenance on Saturday, March 26 from 9am UK time (GMT). See how this translates to your local time here.

The maintenance window is planned for four hours, to allow time for us to migrate our servers, which will result in improved uptimes and greater overall performance. The downtime will affect ManageBac only, and address the root causes of yesterday’s downtime.

Thanks for your patience and enjoy the weekend!

ManageBac Downtime

March 24, 2016

As of 8:36AM (GMT+8) (19 mins ago), ManageBac is down. We are all-hands on deck to resolve with urgency. Updates will be posted here and to Twitter.

[Update] We are back up! Total downtime 34 minutes. More information to follow.

Welcome New ManageBac Schools

March 17, 2016

Welcome the following schools to ManageBac!

New Schools Mar 16 - MB

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

Join us at the IB Asia-Pacific Conference in Hyderabad!

March 16, 2016


We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the IB Asia-Pacific Conference in Hyderabad on March 17 – 19, 2016!

We have a number of exciting developments and events to share with you, including:
  • SSO: We have started rolling out our Launchpad Single-Sign-On service with integration to the IB Student Registry.
  • IBIS e-Coursework: We are delighted to announce a new drag’n drop integration from the ManageBac portfolio to the IB e-Coursework system.
  • ManageBac Bookstore: Easily submit orders in bulk and ensure the best possible pricing and accurate student subject counts.
  • Updated DP & MYP Unit Planners: To better align with IB practices, we have updated the Unit Planning processes.
  • User Group Conference Hong Kong: We are pleased to announce our fourth annual ManageBac User Group Conference held at Hong Kong Academy on May 7 – 8, 2016.
  • And much more…
Ways to connect with us:

(1) Stop by our table at the conference.

We are located on the ground floor in Hall 2 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. For a map of the floor plan, 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

Hope to see you in Hyderabad!

Join us in HK

E-mail Validation Resolved

March 16, 2016
On March 16th at 12:30PM (GMT+8), we resolved the e-mail validation issue that was tied to the rollout of our new Single-Sign-On feature. We are currently conducting a full review of how this happened. We will have an update on our blog in the next 24 hours.
If you or other users on the account are still experiencing issues authenticating e-mail addresses, please login via your ManageBac homepage:
Data privacy and protection is first in our minds as we continue to deploy Single-Sign-On.
[Update 5:00PM (GMT+8)] We have identified the root cause was related to a WSOD in the LaunchPad. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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