Managing the IB Middle Years Programme

Designed for the modern IB Middle Years Programme.
  • The only learning platform supporting the full IB Continuum and designed with the new Standards & Practices in mind.
  • Collaboratively plan in real-time with integrated Student Portfolios, Assessment and Reporting for stand-alone subjects and interdisciplinary units.
  • Streamline assessment and reporting with built-in MYP criteria and grade boundaries.
  • Manage the Personal and Community Projects from initial proposal to assessment.

Managing MYP

Instantly see where your students stand within the MYP (SA, CP, PP).

Track Progress

Effectively track Service as Action progress using built-in MYP learning outcomes for service.

Add Activities

Plan Service activities and request Coordinator approval.

Record and Reflect

Upload evidence and reflections in the form of photos, videos, journal entries, and more.

Feedback and Review

Communicate via the Message Board and request Supervisor reviews for each activity.

Track Progress

Track and approve student proposals with built-in Global Contexts.

Built-in Criterion

Complete the assessment using built-in criterion and export directly to PDF.

Track Ongoing Project Reflections

Track ongoing project reflections. Students can reflect meaningfully through journals, websites, photos, and files.

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 learner profile attributes and ATLs 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 KeyChat 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

    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

  • Synchronous + Live

    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 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.

Improve Collaboration for Remote Learning

KeyChat connects your learning community to support staff communication, school administration, and teaching & advisory relationships (e.g. homeroom teachers with specialist teachers, SA Advisors or CP & PP Supervisors).

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.
Presentation Mode

Curriculum

Tailored for the unique needs of schools running the IB MYP Curriculum, ManageBac provides broad curriculum support, customisable assessment and 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 global contexts, 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.

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Unit Planner

The MYP 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

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 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, click here to 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

With a unique Curriculum-First approach & design, ManageBac supports effective implementation of the IB MYP Programme:

  • When you create a class, you choose from pre-built subjects, which allow teachers to collaboratively share curriculum, resources, tasks, and assignments effortlessly.
  • Differentiation is supported naturally in classes (e.g. Phases in Language B) by allowing units, resources and assessment tasks to be delivered separately.
  • When a curriculum review occurs, curriculum changes are automatic, saving schools countless hours each year and ensuring that curriculum is accurate & up-to-date.

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

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.

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 student's performance alerting them to potential issues as they happen.

Assessment & Reporting

Tailored for the unique needs of MYP 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 MYP 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.

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.

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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 MYP-specific resources to support you and your school the IB Middle Years Programme:

Getting Started with ManageBac for the IB Middle Years Programme

A comprehensive guide designed for school Administrators & MYP 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 MYP Report Card

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

Sample MYP Portfolio

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

MYP Unit Planner Sample

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

MYP Posters

A poster for your classroom highlighting the MYP Global Contexts.

IB Learner Profile stickers

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