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Recording & Assessing Individual Oral Commentaries

Teachers can easily record and review Individual Oral Commentaries through ManageBac via the Classes tab.

Via The Classes > Orals Tab

Select your class from the list which appears under the Classes tab. Language classes will have an Orals tab, which has a roster of student names. Via the Commentary tab, click on a student to record their oral commentary.  

Selecting Works and Guiding Questions

Guiding Questions

Under Select Works Used, select the work the student will be speaking about. (This list is created from the works selected by the teacher. See Setting your Part 2 and Part 4 Works for more detail.)

Enter the extract and check HL or SL for the level if the class is a mixed HL/SL class. The date will automatically be set to the current day.

The Guiding Questions are there for your convenience. You will be able to add these before the commentary begins by clicking the Add Guiding Question button.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page once everything is filled out - the questions and selected works should be selected before the Oral is recorded.

Once the commentary is over, you will be able to assess the student using the form at the bottom of the page. You will also be able to write comments about their work. Once you have finished, click Save Changes, which will store your student's Assessment on the site. If you do not wish to assess them at the present time, you can leave this part blank and come back to it later by clicking on the student's name under the Orals tab.

Please note that the Assessment should be written and saved after the oral recording is already saved on the site. Clicking Save Changes before the oral has been properly saved may result in losing the recording.




Once the form has been completed and the student is ready, click Record to begin. Once you have finished, press Stop. From here, you can Play your recording back, or just click Save.

You must click Save here for the recording to be saved in ManageBac. Clicking Save Changes at the bottom of the page will not save the recording.

If you already have the recording saved as an MP3, you can upload it to ManageBac using the Upload MP3 file tab.

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