Approving SA Activities
Via Reviews & Progress > Service as Action
As a SA Advisor or SA Coordinator, you can approve activities in two different ways.
If you've been assigned to students as their SA Advisor, you'll be able to approve activities from Reviews & Progress > Service as Action > Approvals.
Via SA Worksheet
The second way to approve activities is by clicking into a student's SA worksheet, which you can access by selecting the IB year group under the Year Groups tab > SA. This will bring up the student roster.
Select a student with New Changes. On the student's SA worksheet, you will see status icons on the right side of each activity. The Needs Approval icon can be seen in the Legend on the right-side navigation panel. This symbol will indicate the activities that require approval.
After selecting an activity, select Approved from the Activity Status dropdown. This will notify the student via e-mail that her activity has been approved and that she is able to proceed.
Reviewing Service as Action Activities
Supervisor reviews are a way for specific activity supervisors to comment on the student’s progress, effort and commitment. In ManageBac, you can integrate these comments directly into the student's SA Worksheet.
How to send a Review Request
In order to obtain an online SA Review from their activity supervisor, students must add at least one Reflection to the Reflections & Evidence. Their SA advisor must also mark the activity as Approved. Only then will the Request Supervisor Review button appear. Either the student or the SA advisor can click on this to send an email request to the supervisor.
From the Supervisor's view
Once the Request Supervisor Review button is pressed, ManageBac will send an email to the supervisor. Please note supervisors do not have to have registered accounts on ManageBac to fill out the linked survey - anyone with a valid email address is eligible to receive email notifications.
The supervisor will click on the link in their email to complete a survey about the student's participation. They will be asked to comment on the student's progress. They will also be asked to tick each outcome the student completed successfully, and confirm the student completed the activity successfully. When they are done, they can click Submit Final Review to add the review to the student's worksheet.
Once the Review has been submitted by the supervisor, a 'Reviewed' label will appear by the activity name.
Reviewing multiple students
In-school supervisors who are supervising multiple students' activities can see who they still need to write reviews for via Reviews & Progress > Service as Action > Reviews. They can also filter by In Progress, Pending, Reviewed and Incomplete.