To set the subjects your school will be offering, navigate to Settings > Select your programme (e.g. IB Primary Years) > Subjects.
Via Subjects, you can enable your subjects as well as add any additional/customised subjects that your school may offer. Add New Subject Group allows you to create a subject category where multiple subjects can be added under. For example Subject Group = Science, Subjects = Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Add New Subject enables you to add any customised subjects you wish.
After selecting/adding subjects, make sure to click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. Note: You will only be able to create classes in those subjects which are enabled on your account.
IB PYP Subject Strands
For IB PYP, via Subject click Edit, specify the subject strands, whether they are configured by phases or years, and each phase or year level they should be enabled for.
IB MYP Subject Levels
IB DP Subject Options & Levels
Navigate to Settings > IB Diploma > Subjects > Options & Levels, to specify the options (e.g. ab initio) and levels (e.g. SL) for your subjects.
Note: If your school offers the IB Diploma in more than one working language, you can also specify the languages for individual subjects.
Click into Extended Essay Subjects to enable the EE subjects that your students can select via their Extended Essay worksheets.
Curriculum First (Non-IB)
Via Options & Levels, specify the options (e.g. Core) and levels (e.g. Extended) for your subjects.
Configure Scope & Sequence (i.e. Standards)
The curriculum standards available for unit planning are configured via Settings > Primary Years > Curriculum > Standards. Administrators can add Standards from our Standards library via the Add From Repository button. If you wish to access the PYP Scope & Sequences tab to configure scope & sequences for your school, please click the link in the Custom section of the Standards tab.
Click here to learn more about adding standards from the standards library.
In the Scope Sequences tab, click Request Custom Standards to request help with bulk importing standards. We can help to import these into your account, organised by:
- Year Level or Phase
- Overall Expectations (supports headers & sub-headers)
- Conceptual Understandings (supports headers & sub-headers)
- Learning Outcomes (supports headers & sub-headers)
The standards from your S&S Settings appear in your unit planners. Click here to learn more about how standards flow from your PYP Settings to the Unit Planners.
Video: Customising Unit Planner Templates
Adding New Templates
Administrators can add multiple unit template options to ManageBac for their teachers to select from. A Unit template provides the framework for teachers to plan their units on.
To begin, navigate to Settings > IB Primary Years > Curriculum, and select Add New Template on the right navigation panel. Please note if your screen is zoomed in, this button may also appear at the bottom of the page.
Type in your custom template title, and select Create Template.
Creating an Early Years Template
Once your template has been created, scroll down to the Approaches to Learning section.
Under the Set dropdown menu, select Early Years. This will populate the unit plan template with the Early Years specific Approaches to Learning options when teachers are writing their units.
Customising your Templates
To turn sections of your unit plan template on or off, tick or untick the boxes listed under the Plan box on the right-hand menu.
You can turn the ability to write section-specific Reflections on or off via the Reflections tab at the top of the page.
Each area listed in the unit plan template can be given customised titles and hints to better match your school's vocabulary.
Once done, click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.