Managing the 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.
Instantly see where your students stand within the MYP (SA, CP, PP).
The new MYP Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning guide, including an IDU planning guide for teachers and a revamped IDU planner with integrated assessment resources. These updates will be adaptable to support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary, project-based learning across the whole IB continuum.
Effectively track Service as Action progress using built-in MYP learning outcomes for service.
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 and approve student proposals with built-in Global Contexts.
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.
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.
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 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
Built-in with global contexts, key concepts, ATL skills, and more.
See the Big Picture
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
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 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.
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.
Supported file types
- Website or Video
- Files (PDF, PPT, DOC, TXT)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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Provide students & families with a consistent, modern and intuitive user experience from initial inquiry to enrolment and school life & beyond.
Teaching & Learning
Admissions & Enrolment
Activities & Payments
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.
IB Learner Profile stickers
Spark creativity with stickers that spotlight IB Learner Profile, ATL Skills and more.
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