Curriculum First

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
Presentation Mode

Supported Curriculum Programmes and Build-Your-Own

Turnkey Design

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.

Multi-Curricula International Schools

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



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

Remote Learning

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

Long Answer


MCQs Multiple


Fill Text

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Label Drag

Label Fill



  • Mock Exams

    Flexibly designed to support a full range of assessment from Mock Exams with Remote Proctoring capability.

  • Live Quiz

    Live Quizzes in the ManageBac Presentation Mode.

  • Flipped Classroom

    Flipped Classroom & Blended Learning with automated ManageBac Gradebook Sync.

  • Formatives

    Easily Embed formatives & Knowledge-check questions directly into your ManageBac Stream and Resources.

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.

Social Emotional

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.

School-to-Home Communication

Enhance School-to-Home Communication

Streamline Parent communications to provide a Unified Family Experience.

All-in-one Solution

Three pillars supported by PD & best practices:

Teaching Learning

Teaching & Learning

Seamless Online Lesson delivery with and Presentation mode



Whole-school communication with



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


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.

Plan your curriculum

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.


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.

Curriculum First unit planner

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


to support meaningful reflection throughout the cycle


to align and link assessment tasks & learning experiences


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 and Learning

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 and Reporting

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.


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

Curriculum First 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.


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


Text Box






Curriculum First annotation

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:

Curriculum First report card

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.

ManageBac for Mobile
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.


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 to Home

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.

Contact our sales team or request a personalized demonstration to help you learn more about ManageBac.