Curriculum First Learning Platform

Designed for the modern International School.
  • All-in-one curriculum planning, assessment, and report cards for multi-curricula international schools
  • Supporting all major curricula including Cambridge, Edexcel and American Curriculum with the flexibility for schools to design their own curriculum
  • Integrated remote learning and communications to support learning in different settings and Unified Family Experience

Supported Curriculum Programmes and Build-Your-Own

Turnkey Design

Built from the ground up to support multi-curricula international schools, Curriculum-First (C1) extends ManageBac beyond the IB programmes by providing curriculum-agnostic features to support your Curriculum Design, Teaching & Learning, and Assessment & Reporting processes. Over 600 sets of academic & accreditation standards are available in our system for you to craft the programme that reflects your school’s mission and values.

Designed for Multi-Curricula International Schools

ManageBac provides an ideal solution for international schools seeking to:

  • Provide systematic support for your curriculum pathway (e.g. Cambridge Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSEs, and IB Diploma)
  • Offer a combination of National and International Curriculum for dual-curricula schools
  • Build your school’s unique curriculum, drawing from different standards and based on the foundation of the school’s mission and values
  • Consolidate learning platforms across the whole-school in order to provide a Unified Family Experience
  • Manage joint-accreditation frameworks including IB Standards & Practices, CIS, WASC, NEASC and/or local requirements

Cambridge Curriculum

American & National Curriculum

Portfolio

Students gradually build a digital portfolio over time as they submit coursework into their classes for individual assessments. Track the progression of a student’s core values and focus area through their learning goals and submitted work. All submitted work is automatically grouped into subjects with learning goals. Portfolios can be exported as PDFs or synced to our partners when taking the next step in your students’ learning journey.

Remote Learning

Bring your curriculum to life with a unified remote learning platform on ManageBac with built-in Zoom, AssessPrep, and Chat integrations.

Three pillars supported by PD & best practices:

Teaching & Learning
Seamless Online Lesson Delivery with and

Communication
Whole-school communication with

Student & Teacher Engagement
Engagement analytics and automated reminders with weekly digests

Learn More About Integrated Remote Learning

Summative Assessment

Formative Assessment

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Long Answer

Fill Text Question Types

Auto Correctable Questions

Hotspot

Match

Sort

Classify

Graphing

Table / Chart

  • Online Exams

    Securely manage remote Examinations

    Faster, more reliable and natural vs. handwriting

    Online and Offline exams delivery, powerful analytics, and built-in syllabus topics

  • Synchronous + Live

    Delivery assessments within a live, synchronous online lesson

    Ability to monitor the students visually during remote testing using online meeting platforms

  • Flipped Classroom

    Assign assessments for students to complete asychronously

Learn more about AssessPrep

Centralise Whole-School Communication

Designed to support whole-school communication with remote learning in mind. Channel membership is provisioned and managed automatically based on Class & Year group enrolment as well as Teacher & Advisor relationships.

Improving Collaboration for Remote Learning

Teaching & Learning to support Staff communication, Teaching & Advisory relationships (e.g. Subject Teachers, SL or PBL Advisors) and School Office for Administrative contacts.

Provide Social & Emotional Support

Allow students to express themselves to their classmates and advisors by sharing how they are feeling via text or through the use of emojis.

Enhance School-to-Home Communication

Streamline parent communications to provide a Unified Family Experience.

Online Lesson & Presentation Mode

Schedule your virtual lesson using your video conferencing tool or take advantage of our built-in Zoom integration. Start the lesson with one-click from your calendar or your unit’s Stream.

Curriculum

Collaboratively plan your curriculum with real-time unit planners, integrating assessment and learning experiences with a flexible unit template editor and the world’s largest collection of academic standards & benchmarks.

Collaborative Curriculum Planning

Collaboratively create, edit and share unit planners across year levels in real-time.

See the Big Picture

Browse whole-school curriculum and analytics to track coverage of concepts and skills.

Resources

Embed notes, files, photos, videos, and websites with our drag & drop Stream & Resources.

Read our Curriculum-First guide on tips for creating unit templates for non-IB programmes in ManageBac.

C1 Unit Planner

The C1 unit planner allows you to collaboratively organise and plan your curriculum with resources.

Fonts & Icons

more readable with visual cues

Online Presence

to indicate when colleagues are online

Real-Time Editing

to allow for collaborative planning

In-Line Editing

to improve context and ease-of-use

Reflections

to support meaningful reflection throughout the cycle

Connections

to align and link assessment tasks & learning experiences

Personalisation

customisable background headers to reflect your unit

Academic Standards & Curriculum Updates

ManageBac has over 600 sets of built-in academic & accreditation standards and benchmarks for our schools comprising the world’s largest indexed collection of over 1.5 million fully-licensed academic standards.

Teaching & Learning

ManageBac C1 supports effective implementation of your chosen curricula:

  • When you create a class, you choose from pre-built subjects linked to exam paper codes, which allow teachers to collaboratively share curriculum, resources, tasks and assignments effortlessly.
  • Differentiation is supported naturally (i.e. Extended and Core classes) allowing units, resources and assessment tasks to be taught separately.
  • When a curriculum review occurs, changes are automatic, saving schools countless hours each year and ensuring that curriculum is accurate & up-to-date.
  • Transition years, when curriculum reviews go into effect, are managed seamlessly, e.g. Year 12 will teach a new subject guide, while Year 13 remains on the old curriculum.

Classes

Staff can view events, tasks, deadlines, exams, and entire calendars by year group, individual class or activity group (i.e. Basketball Club). Students also have access to their own calendar, which is populated with their associated items and updated in real-time.

Attendance

Teachers record class attendance based on the configured preferences (i.e. weekdays and rotation-based, categories, days off). Admins can manage attendance by student, class, or curriculum and set daily digests, send reminders to teachers, and absences to parents. Parents can also submit attendance excusals through ManageBac.

Messages

Communicate with year groups, teachers, and individual students to provide feedback, suggestions, and add clarity about tasks and assignments. Parents using ManageBac can also receive messages about their student's performance alerting them to potential issues as they happen.

Tasks

Create summative and formative tasks linked to units, custom categories, and resources with support for differentiation (i.e. Phases in Second Languages). Support for task-specific clarification of assessment criteria. Allow for student uploads and plagiarism checking with our Turnitin integration.

Integrated with

Supported file types

  • Website or Video
  • GDocs
  • Files (PDF, PPT, DOC, TXT)
  • Photo
  • Note

Calendar

As a teacher or administrator, you can view assignment deadlines, exams, and entire class calendars by year, group (such as Basketball or Drama Club), or by individual class. Students also get a real-time view of their term as calendar items are synced as soon as they are added by their instructors.

Assessment & Reporting

Tailored for the unique need of international schools, our systems provide customisable gradebooks, built-in assessment and annotation tools, as well as integrations with Google Docs for coursework submission and Turnitin for plagiarism prevention.

Gradebook

Submit individual task and term assessments by custom assessment criteria, points, or comments. Create term rubrics for all or specific subjects, and automatically convert to local grades. Administrators can track the progress of term grade submissions by subject or student in real-time.

Read more about Split-Screen Gradebook

Google Docs

In less than 3 clicks, teachers can link, assign, and distribute a Google Doc template to their entire class. For students, this provides one-click access to their GDocs editor with the coursework template pre-loaded, and automatically saves the submitted GDoc to their portfolio with all marks and annotations preserved for future reference.

Our Turnitin integration allows student coursework to be automatically submitted through Turnitin prior to grading in order to improve student writing, empower original thinking, and prevent plagiarism. Access all Feedback Studio features directly from within ManageBac.

Annotations

Vantage Reader is a built-in tool for all marking and annotation of submitted coursework. Designed to be collaborative, multiple authors can comment and annotate individual assignments in parallel - Just like in Google Docs.

Annotation styles

Sticky Note

Comment

Text Box

Drawing

Highlight

Signature

Image

Line

Report Cards

Customisable report card templates that are seamlessly integrated with homeroom, class gradebooks, and attendance. Include a cover letter with signatures, summary of achievement, class reports, advisor and student reflections, attendance, extra-curricular activities, and grade and rubric descriptions. Generate reports in bulk as print-ready PDFs which can also be distributed securely to parents and students online.

View full sample report cards:

ManageBac for Mobile iOS Android

For Students, Parents, Teachers, and Coordinators

The new ManageBac mobile app supports all user types including students, parents, teachers, coordinators, and admins across all curriculum programmes with an improved experience on tablet & phone for all key functions: taking attendance, classroom management, messaging, managing SA and project requirements.

School-to-Home

Provide students & families with a consistent, modern and intuitive user experience from initial inquiry to enrolment and school life & beyond.

Teaching & Learning

Our core teaching and learning offering improves the classroom experience for teachers and students with curriculum planning, assessment and reporting, and academic management.

Admissions & Enrolment

OpenApply, our School Admissions Management System, is integrated with ManageBac and supports your entire family throughout the admissions and enrolment process. Streamline family information updates, confirm re-enrolment, and complete the application process for siblings all in one place.

Communications

Streamlined communications & notifications support the school-to-home experience as well as increase student and teacher engagement.

Activities & Payments

SchoolsBuddy, our Extra-Curricular and Activities Management System, is integrated with ManageBac and allows schools to easily book & manage activities and parent-teacher conferences alongside an advanced payments solution supporting student life beyond the classroom.

School Resources

Download these C1-specific resources to support you and your school with the transition to the enhanced C1:

Sample Student Portfolio

View our sample Portfolio to see how Student Portfolios can be generated in ManageBac.

Sample IGCSE + AP Report Card

Our sample student report card shows how they are designed to include a customisable cover letter, summary of achievements, attendance records, reflections, and more.

Sample Unit Planner

Preview the experience of Plan, Design & Implement, and Reflect for each unit of inquiry using the ManageBac unit planner.

IB Learner Profile stickers

Spark creativity with stickers that spotlight IB Learner Profile, ATL Skills and more.