Online Support Centre.

Help Tutorials, Quickstart Guides and Resources to help you make the most of ManageBac.


Configuring Gradebook Calculation Options

The Submit Term Grades tab of DP Grade Books shows the cumulative average of assessed assignments in the class. There are two options for how this average can be calculated, both configured via your School Settings. 

Via Settings > School Settings > Academic Functions

Navigate to Settings > School Settings > Academic Functions. Here you can choose to use either percentage weights or not.

Click here for more information on how this calculation impacts the DP Grade Books.

Use Percentage Weights (enabled)

If you have Use Percentage Weights enabled, assignments in a class are averaged by category, then the weighting is applied and the averages from the assignments are added and divided by the total weighting.

Calculation Formula with Percentage Weights:


Category_average = sum_of ((assignment_score / max_assignment_score)) / assignments_count_in_category
  • Average = sum_of (category_average*category_weight(%))

Use Percentage Weights (disabled)

If you do not use percentage weights, every assignment is multiplied by the assignment weighting, then added together and divided by the total weighting.  

Calculation Formula without Percentage Weights:

  • average = sum_of (assignment_score / max_assignment_score * category_weight) / sum_of (category_weight) * 100%

Configuring the default grades scale for newly created DP classes

Navigate to Settings > Diploma Programme > Grades to configure default grade conversions for any new DP classes created. Note that this scale is applied to all assignment & term grades calculations of IB grades.

Configuring the Grades Scale by class

Each DP class can have it's own unique Grades Scale. This is customisable by any admin or the class teacher via the class Assgnments tab > Manage Categories. Again, this scale is applied to all assignment & term grades calculations of IB grades.

Configuring Class Assignment Categories

Assignment Categories are configured on a class-by-class basis. Here teachers can customise and color-code assignment categories. These assignment category weightings are applied to the final grade calculation when entering term grades.

• To delete a category, click the checkbox in the delete column of the category that you wish to delete

• To edit a category, type in the new name in the text field, and click on the color palette to select a new color for the label.

• To add a new category, click Add New and type in the name and select a color for the label.

Please make sure you click Save Changes to apply the changes to your class.

1 / 9

The first step is to open our online support centre and select your programme.

Select your user type.

Not finding the tutorial you're looking for? Enter in a question or keyword!

The tutorials will update below.

Click on the tutorial you wish to view.

You can also check out our Quickstart Guides on the right navigation panel.

Need more urgent assistance? Feel free to call in any time Monday through Friday, 24 hours a day.

Or email us at and you'll get a response within 24 hours.

Feel free to also schedule a demo with us here