- Reviewing EE Progress
- Managing EE Assessment
- Collecting EE Final Copies
- EE Planning & Progress
- IB Submission
Reviewing EE Progress
For EE Coordinators via Year Groups > Extended Essay.
As a EE Coordinator, you can review the status of all students via Year Groups > Select a Year Group > Extended Essay. Here you will find the EE roster.
The default Proposals view displays a list of the students assigned by the supervisor with their subject, research question and topic, and status (Needs Approval, Approved, and Complete). A New Changes label will appear for when a student has submitted their topic, posted a message or uploaded a new document. The indicator will remain until you review the student.
You can also sort by Deadline or Alphabetically, as well as a summary of Assessment and Reflection progress. To view progress against a specific deadline, you can switch to the Deadlines option in the dropdown menu. You can further focus on a specific deadline via the Deadline dropdown.
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.). A green checkmark indicator will appear when students have completed a Deadline and all related To-Dos.
For EE Supervisors via Reviews & Progress > Projects > EE & TOK tab
Teachers and Advisors can access EE for students assigned to them directly via the Projects > EE & TOK tiles of the Reviews and Progress section.
Select the appropriate Extended Essay at the top of the page and click the Year Group title to expand the Project roster for the assigned students.
Clicking the student name will take you directly to the student's EE Worksheet. Export to PDF a summary of students statuses.
Exporting EE Checklist to Excel
Via Year Groups > Extended Essay > Export to Excel
By clicking Export to Excel, you can obtain EE-related information in an Excel worksheet, including the:
- Student ID
- Last Name
- First Name
- EE Supervisor
- Research Question
- First, Interim & Final Reflections and dates
- Hours Spent
The exported Excel file will look similar to the sample below:
Managing EE Assessment
Via Extended Essay > Select the student > Assessment
In the Extended Essay tab, choose the student in question. Click the Assessment tab. On this page, you can find the EE Assessment criteria and descriptions. On the right-hand side, you can quickly navigate between students, and see a summary of the EE grades assessed.
Marking the EE Assessment Criteria
By scrolling down the page, you will find marking forms for the selected student, with pre-set EE IB criteria to mark them on. Select the value via the radio button. Once you have finished marking and adding your comments, click on the Save Changes button.
Sharing EE Assessment with Students
By default, these assessment marks are hidden from students. They can be shared with students by generating the PDF summary, and adding it to the EE Documents section on the student worksheet for students to browse or download.
Generating an EE Assessment Summary
After you finish marking the student, you can click the Export to PDF button to automatically generate a summary of the student's criteria results and comments. Note: This is not an official IB Form.
The EE Report will include a summary of the student's EE proposal, the criteria assessment and EE Supervisor comment.
Collecting EE Final Copies
Via the Extended Essay or Calendar Tab
Via either Year Group > Extended Essay or Calendar tab, click on the Add a New Deadline button.
When an administrator creates an EE deadline, they can check Enable Dropbox to allow students to submit final copies through ManageBac.
1. Name- Name of the EE Deadline
2. Due Date- Deadline date and time of the EE submission. Submissions made after this due date and time will be labelled as "Late".
3. Link To- Select Extended Essay so that it is linked to Student's EE Worksheet
4. Enable Dropbox- Enabling this will allow students to upload their documents under this deadline.
5. Enable Turnitin- Enabling this will enable Turnitin Similarity Index check on the uploaded documents.
Once students have uploaded their EEs, you will see their submitted files(s) below.
To have the Deadline appear on the student EE worksheets, be sure to click Add To-Do to have a To-do checklist appear after initially adding the Deadline.
As a Coordinator, you’ll be able to track the overall status of EE submissions by clicking on the deadline.
You can also find the Extended Essay deadlines on the Calendar tab of the relevant IB Group.
EE Planning & Progress
Completing the Planning & Progress Form
To access the Planning and Progress tab, navigate to a student's EE Worksheet and click on the Planning and Progress Form.
Note that the Reflection text boxes will lock for students 5 minutes after saving. Admins or Supervisors can unlock the text box for students by ticking/unticking Lock reflection > Save Changes. You can also update the students progress status on the right-hand side.
Enabling Character & Word Counter
Admins can guide student interactions by enabling a character and word counter, which ensures their entries fit within the official IB forms. Navigate to Overview > Edit Year Group Settings > tick Enable Character & Word Counter for Progress Forms, Save Changes.
The words permitted in the field will display for both Students & Teachers. Note: The counter is configured for English characters and words specifically.
As the PDF form provides limited space, it is still advised for the EE or DP coordinator to review before final IB submission.
Via the EE Roster, select Reflections from the dropdown. Here you can view all students progress on submitting their first, interim and final reflection, as well as if the EE Supervisor has entered their reflection. A green checkmark will appear for those that are entered.
Generating the EE RPPF
Once completed, click Export RPPF to generate the Planning and Progress Form. This generates a writable PDF form, which can be further edited after downloading to your desktop. When you are ready, you can submit the final PDF through ManageBac's integration with the IB eCoursework submission platform.