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 Online Courses, OSC Study, AssessPrep, and OSC Revision Courses
Powering the IB Diploma for over 2,100 schools in 130 countries.
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.
Effectively track CAS progress with the CAS guide requirements.
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).
Students can reflect meaningfully through journals, websites, photos and files, which are linked back to the 7 CAS learning outcomes.
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
- 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 Online Courses
Online Curriculum for IB DP.
Pamoja Online Courses 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 Online Courses
Curriculum-aligned content built for online learning, originally designed for Pamoja Online Courses – now available for your school.
Comprehensive and integrated with curriculum, aligned to key syllabus topics and encompassing a complete collection 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.
Seamlessly add Pamoja Online Courses 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.
OSC Study App
All-in-one study solution to provide the most powerful resource available for modern students and teachers
Study app that combines flashcards, tutorial videos and revision guides across IB Diploma subjects
Easily create notes, folders and exercises to individualize each study session
IB Diploma Subject Coverage
Bring your curriculum to life with a unified remote learning platform on ManageBac with built-in Zoom, AssessPrep, and KeyChat integrations.
Flexibly designed to support a full range of assessment from Mock Exams with Remote Proctoring capability.
Live Quizzes in the ManageBac Presentation Mode.
Flipped Classroom & Blended Learning with automated ManageBac Gradebook Sync.
Easily Embed formatives & Knowledge-check questions directly into your ManageBac Stream and Resources.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fonts & Icons
more readable with visual cues
to indicate when colleagues are online
to allow for collaborative planning
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
Programme Standards & Practices
Built-in planner guidance and IB Evaluation support.
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 & LearningPro
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.
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.
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.
Supported file types
- Website or Video
- Files (PDF, PPT, DOC, TXT)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access these DP-specific resources to support you and your school:
Getting Started with ManageBac for the IB Diploma 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!
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.
Contact our sales team or request a personalized demonstration to help you learn more about ManageBac.