Managing the IB Diploma Programme

The trusted choice of 4 in 5 IB Diploma students since 2007.

  • The only learning platform supporting the full IB Continuum and designed with the new Standards & Practices in mind.
  • Bring your IB Diploma Core (CAS, EE & ToK) online and build stunning Student Portfolios
  • Internal Assessment management with seamless IB eCoursework integration
  • Support Online Learning with Pamoja Lesson Suite, SMARTPREP, AssessPrep, and OSC Revision Guides

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Managing DP

Powering the IB Diploma for over 2,100 schools in 130 countries.

Student Functions

Our flagship service for the IB Diploma provides an all-in-one solution

ManageBac provides a mission control for your Diploma Core (CAS, EE & ToK) and streamlines all aspects of IB DP coordination from course planning to IBIS exam registration, through to IA management and seamless eCoursework submission.

DP Core

Instantly see where your students stand with the Diploma Core (CAS, EE, ToK).

Track Progress

Effectively track CAS progress with the CAS guide requirements.

Add Activities

Easily add experiences and request Coordinator & CAS Advisor approval.

Submit to the IB

Export CAS experiences portfolios as a consolidated PDF and submit online directly to the IB for moderation (for schools in IBAP and IBAEM).

Post Reflections

Students can reflect meaningfully through journals, websites, photos and files, which are linked back to the 7 CAS learning outcomes.

Extended Essay

View and approve proposals, record interview notes, set deadlines & to-dos and submit files with our TurnItIn integration.

Theory of Knowledge

Set ToK paper deadlines with built-in prescribed titles, collaborate on the ToK presentation and organise presentation evaluation comments & video recordings.

IBIS & eCoursework

End-to-end support from exam registration to final coursework submission.

IBIS Exam Registration

  • Streamline exam registration with direct IBIS integration for anticipated, course and full Diploma candidates
  • Create personalised exam calendars with proctors, room locations and times
  • Bulk create PDF plan worksheets with one click

Direct Submission of CAS Samples

  • Send CAS records directly to the IB, including your authorisation letter and programme outline
  • Submit records for your three selected students and optionally include a fourth exemplar
  • Available for IBAP and IBAEM only

eCoursework Submission

  • Easily organise and submit portfolio coursework from ManageBac
  • Drag and drop files directly from ManageBac into IBIS
  • No more downloading and re-uploading – file transfer happens seamlessly in the background

Pamoja Lesson Suite

Online Curriculum for IB DP.

Pamoja Lesson Suite provides teachers with a range of tailor-made resources to use in their classroom, including course content broken down into lessons, student assessment and monitoring tools. A solution to save teachers time on course preparation while developing skills in online learning methodologies.

Pamoja Lesson Suite

Curriculum-aligned content built for online learning, originally designed for Pamoja Online Courses – now available for your school.

Turnkey Curriculum

Comprehensive and intergrated with curriculum, aligned to key syllabus topics and encompassing a complete collecton of units, lessons and stream & resources including internal assessments (formative, summative and project-based), videos, readings and more.

Flexible & Customisable

Deliver the Pamoja lessons in one click, or adapt & customise the Units, Lessons and Stream to suit your teaching & learning needs with full support for HL and SL differentiation.

Global ResourceBank

Seamlessly add Pamoja Lesson Suite Units, Lessons and Resources into your ManageBac classes, either all at once at the start of each course or one by one as you go. With the Global ResourceBank, resources are being continuously updated to maintain alignment with changes to the IB Curriculum.

For Study & Revision

  • Online Flash Cards
  • Gamification
  • Analytics
  • Personalised & Adaptive
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • ES&S
  • Economics
  • Spanish B
  • Maths
  • Maths A&A
  • Maths A&I

For Online Exams

  • Exam Authoring
  • Exam Delivery
  • Marking & Analytics
  • Secure (On & Offline)

All Subjects

  • 30K+ Resources
  • 21K+ Tests

IB Diploma Revision Guides

  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • +32 other subjects
  • IB Diploma Programme
  • Career-Related Programme

Revision Essentials

  • SMARTPREP flash cards
  • AssessPrep for online assessments
  • OSC Revision Guides

Seamless User Experience for Schools & Students

  • Consistent user experience and the ability to use past exam paper questions naturally across a range of assessment types
  • For in-class & mock exams on AssessPrep, for content-heavy subjects in Groups 3 & 4 on SMARTPREP as flash cards, and for long-form essay type questions via ManageBac’s Google Docs integration

Built-in Integrations:

Remote Learning

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

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

    Provides accurate and easy-to read answers which allows for faster grading

    Choose your exam delivery method and take advantage of powerful analytics

    Criteria or Points-Based Assessment


  • Live Invigilation

    Deliver 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 school communication with Remote Learning. Channel membership is provisioned and managed automatically based on Class & Year group memberships as well as Teacher & Advisor relationships.

Improve Collaboration for Remote Learning

Teaching & Learning to support Staff communication, Teaching & Advisory relationships (e.g. CAS, EE Advisor or Subject Teachers) 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.

Three pillars supported by PD & best practices:

Teaching & Learning

Seamless Online Lesson delivery with and Presentation mode

Communication

Whole-school communication with

Engagement

Engagement analytics and automated reminders with weekly digests

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.

Presentation Mode

Curriculum

Tailored for the unique needs of schools running the IB DP Curriculum, ManageBac provides broad curriculum support, customisable assessment & reporting and an easy to use interface across web and mobile platforms.

Collaborative Curriculum Planning

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

Ready-to-Go

Built-in with transdisciplinary themes, key concepts, ATL skills and more.

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.

Diploma Unit Planners

Optimised for the IB Diploma, the unit planner allows you to collaboratively organise and plan your curriculum with resources.

Centralise Curriculum Planning

  • Organise coverage of topics and eliminate paperwork
  • Select from built-in course criteria, subjects, aims, and syllabus content
  • Find opportunities to integrate the DP Core into the classroom by building stronger links to CAS and ToK
  • Add in any additional local or international academic standards

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

Programme Standards & Practices New

Built-in planner guidance and IB Evaluation support.

IB philosophy

Streamline the IB Evaluation process by tagging evidence as you go! Link Portfolio items, Reflections and Tasks to specific practices to generate a rich bank of evidence centred around student learning experiences and outcomes.

To support schools in the transition to the new IB Standards and Practices, we are providing planner guidance direct from the IB, including how each section of the template aligns with the IB Standards and Practices. This embedded PD will keep the IB philosophy at the heart of teacher planning and collaboration at your school, driving a culture of continuous reflection and improvement.

For more information on the new IB Standards and Practices, read our blog.

Academic Standards & Curriculum Updates

We have added over 607 sets of 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

Our unique database design & architecture means that:

  • When you create a class, you choose from authorised subjects, which allows teachers to collaboratively share curriculum, resources, tasks, and assignments effortlessly.
  • Differentiation is supported naturally within mixed HL & SL classes allowing units and assignments to be delivered separately.
  • When a curriculum review occurs, we do the heavy lifting to centrally update the assessment criteria, objectives, IA forms and syllabi, saving our schools countless hours each year.
  • Transition years are managed seamlessly, e.g. DP1 will teach a new subject guide, while DP2 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 assignments and activities, and updated in real-time.

Assignments

Create summative and formative tasks linked to units, custom categories, and resources with support for differentiation (i.e. HL or SL). 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

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.

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.

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 students performance alerting them to potential issues as they happen.

Assessment & Reporting

Tailored for the unique needs of IB DP schools, our systems provide built-in IB DP Curriculum support and country-specific assessment requirements, all wrapped into a sleek, mobile-ready and easy to use interface.

Internal Assessment

Built-in Internal Assessment forms and worksheets for Groups 1, 2 and 4 provide a workflow for recording orals, assigning works from the Prescribed Books list and managing practicals & labs in the Sciences. Easily export to the IA, Cover Sheet and PSOW forms.

Gradebook

Submit individual task and term assessments by points and anecdotal feedback with customised category weightings and grade boundaries. Create term rubrics for all or specific subjects, and automatically convert to local grades. Administrators can track in real-time the progress of term grade submissions by subject or student.


Learn 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

Report cards can include a customisable cover letter with signature, learner profile, ATL skills evaluation, overall progress including homeroom advisory comments and attendance, extra-curricular activities and final grade descriptions. Generate reports individually or in bulk as print-ready PDFs which can also be distributed to securely to parents and students online with optional email notifications.

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 CAS and core 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.

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

Access these DP-specific resources to support you and your school:

Getting Started with ManageBac for the IB Diplomma Programme

A comprehensive guide designed for school Administrators & DP Coordinators to configure your school’s ManageBac account in a best-practice manner. Includes Subscription Overview, School Account Setup, Getting Started guides, FAQs, help resources and more!

Sample DP Report Card

Designed for flexibility and customisation, reflecting the wide diversity of assessment approaches at IB DP schools.

Sample DP Unit Planner

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

Deeper Dive into IB Exams and ManageBac

Learn more about ManageBac’s integration with IBIS and how to create a painless and streamlined exam registration process each year for your IB Diploma students!

Introduction to CP Service Learning

Customising Your Unit Planner in ManageBac

One of the major changes highlighted for IB Diploma schools this year is the submission of DP unit plans during evaluation.

Collaborating on DP Units

Review how to collaborate in person or remotely when writing your IB Diploma unit plans this academic year!

Discover the Possibilities: How ManageBac Supports the Diploma Programme

This DP digital brochure highlights ManageBac for the DP Programme including how we support Curriculum Management, our integration with SMARTPREP, our simplified exam registration process, and more!

IB DP Trailblazer Posters

Individual posters for your classroom that highlight inspirational DP graduates changing the world.

IB Learner Profile stickers

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