Note: TOK functionality will only be available if you have enabled it within your year group settings. Read more via Configuring & Enabling Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Worksheets
The below article refers to the new TOK 2022 requirements. For guidance on Legacy TOK on ManageBac (including the TOK Presentation), see here.
Navigating the TOK Worksheet
Via the Year Group > Theory of Knowledge Tabs
Note: If you don't see the TOK tabs, enable the TOK Worksheets under the Edit Group Settings page, which is accessible under the Overview tab. Make sure that you have selected the proper Year Group grade level. This will ensure that the proper prescribed titles are appearing.
Via the TOK Exhibition and Essay tabs in your IB year group, you can access the TOK rosters. Click on any student's name to access that student's TOK Worksheet. The TOK worksheet contains a portfolio of TOK documents, deadlines, and notes.
Students can edit their TOK Essay Prescribed Title by clicking Edit Prescribed Title, on the top right.
After selecting a TOK prescribed title and entering an estimated number of words, click Save Changes.
- Only advisors who have been added to the system will appear on this list. TOK Teachers can also be assigned in bulk via the Year Group's Members tab which is covered in our tutorial called Assigning Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Teachers
Accessing the Journal and Planning and Progress Form
Click the Journal tab to review student journal entries. The journal accepts entries as text that have a rich text editor enabled. That allows to upload images and files, link videos or include website links for each entry. Students can connect each entry to the relevant area of knowledge and key concepts. The individual file size limit is 500 MB per entry.
Click on the Planning and Progress Form tab to review students' first, second and third interactions. Teachers can share their comments with students, and comments are immediately available for students to view.
Adding Deadlines and To-Dos
via the Theory of Knowledge or Calendar tabs
You can create TOK deadlines by clicking Add a New Deadline under the Theory of Knowledge or Calendar tabs in your year group.
- Enter basic details (name, date, & time)
- Link the deadline to your TOK Essay. Note: It is not possible to link a deadline after it has been created, so it's importing to link at this time.
- Enable Dropbox to allow students to submit their documents through ManageBac.
- If you Enable TurnItIn, submitted coursework will be filtered through TurnItIn automatically.
- If you choose to Attach Files, they will be available when the student's access the deadline.
- Once you have clicked Add Deadline, the deadline will appear on the calendar.
You will need to add at least one To-Do item to ensure the deadline will appear on the student worksheet. You can assign To-Dos to students, advisors, or everyone. If you assign a To-Do to students only, advisors will not be able to check them off (and vice-versa for students).
Deadlines will appear on the student TOK worksheet. To-Do items can also be reviewed and added via the worksheets tab.
You can also review the status of your students from the TOK tab. The default view displays a list of the students assigned by advisor with key information such as Language, Phase, Mode of learning, goals and status (Needs Approval, Approved and Complete)..
To view progress against a specific deadline, you can switch to the Deadlines view. This will allow you to see where each of your students stand relative to the global deadlines that have been set (e.g. submitting an outline, meeting with advisor, etc.).
Uploading TOK Documents
Reference documents can be uploaded under the Documents section. If your account has been integrated with Google Drive, you will see the option to upload documents directly from your Google Drive account. Annotate submissions via the Annotate Document link.
In the Notes section, you can leave messages for students to which they can reply. This is ideal for posting comments and scheduling meetings. You can also leave Private Notes, which are visible to staff only by default.
Private Notes Visible to Students
If you would like Interview Notes to be visible to students, please ask an administrator to enable the sharing of Interview Notes via Settings > Access Permission & Security.