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Configuring Project-based Learning


Project-based Learning is a module that allows you to create a customizable project. The configuration and functionality is based on EE and TOK for DP, and CP/PP for MYP. Allowing non IB programmes to offer a custom project-based learning component in their Year Groups.

Overview

To access the PBL configuration navigate to Settings and select a non IB programme. From the dropdown menu click Project-based Learning. The Overview page allows you to predefine labels for your project.

  1. Title - Refers to the name of the PBL project. It will be visible across ManageBac for all users (teachers, parents, and students).
  2. Abbreviation - The abbreviation is used to avoid repetition and in places where there isn't enough space to display the title.
  3. Logo - From the dropdown menu select a logo that describes your programme. The logo will be displayed on the student profile and Year Group calendar.
  4. Subject - To display the project worksheets within a class, select the desired subject here. Displaying worksheets will be made available in an upcoming release. For now we allow the ability to preselect a subject before the feature's release.
  5. Description - Is an optional field that will be displayed on the right navigational menu of the project page for both teachers and students

Framework

The Framework tab contains much of the configuration that will allow you to create a project fit for your needs. The options include:

  1. Proposal - Allows you to create a set of requirements that students will need to complete in order to have their project approved. Requirements can take one of four forms: text field, checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown menu.
  2. Journal & Learning Outcomes - Similar to CAS and SA we allow for learning outcomes to be added. These outcomes are to be used to label journal entries. In configurations, admins are able to predefine the default learning outcomes for the project. These can be further modified in each year group.
  3. Reflections - Allow you to create a set of prompts to encourage teachers and students to reflect on the project's progress.
  4. To Dos - Enabling to dos allows you to create deadlines linked to the project and specify, specific to dos for each deadline. The deadlines along with the to dos are displayed on the student's project worksheet.
  5. Documents - Enables the document uploader displayed on the student worksheet.
  6. Notes & Interviews - Enabling this option allows students and teachers to send messages to each other on the student worksheet and it allows teachers to record interview notes, which are only visible to admins and teachers.

Terminology

The terminology fields shown above allow you to create a project that will be familiar to your teachers and students based on local requirements or cultural terminology. The hint, located below each field, provides an explanation of what each term is referring to.

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