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Adding Classes Individually


Role required: Administrator; Teacher with permission to create new classes

Navigation steps: Classes > See all classes > Add New Class

Curriculum planning, assessment & class attendance are all managed under a class, which is assigned a Subject Group, Subject, and a Year Level. It's important to note that a new class must be created for each new year that the course is offered at your school, even if it's the same roster of classes each academic year.

Adding a new subject class on ManageBac only takes a few clicks. However, if you prefer to create a number of classes in bulk at once, click here for further guidance.

1. Via Classes > See all Classes > Add New Class

To begin adding a new subject class, from your Dashboard, navigate to Classes > See all Classes > click Add New Class on the top of the right navigation panel.

2. Select your Academic Programme

Method 1: Add New Class

Next, select the academic programme (e.g. IB Diploma, Cambridge IGCSEs, Middle School, etc.) that the class falls under by selecting the correct tab at the top of the page.

3. Fill in the Class Details

Complete the class creation fields below:

  1. Grade (required): This is the year level of the class. Students from any year level or academic programme can be added to any class, but each class can only be configured to one year level at a time.
  2. Linked Academic Terms (required): This is the academic terms that the class is offered in. Every class must be linked to the correct start & end academic term in order to keep an organised record at the school. IB Diploma and IGCSE classes can be linked to up to 2 years, while all other classes cannot exceed 1 year. Academic Terms are set via Settings > Academic Terms.
  3. Subject: This is the subject that will be taught in this class.  Most programmes have a set list of subjects that are already built-in to ManageBac. Please make sure that your desired subject has been enabled by navigating to Settings > Select the programme > Subjects before creating the class. Once the subject is set, it cannot be adjusted.
  4. Levels** (for IBDP, A-Levels and IGCSE only): This is the course level offered for the class, e.g. HL or SL for DP classes, and AS and A Levels for A-Levels and IGCSE classes. You can create a mixed level class by enabling both levels.
  5. Class Name: This is the class name that will appear at the top of each page in the class. If the class name is the same as the subject, you can leave it blank.
  6. Section: Multiple classes offered for the same subject can be differentiated using Sections. Some schools use A, B, C; others use 1, 2, 3, etc. For example, English 1 and English 2.
  7. Class ID:  The Class ID is a unique naming sequence for every class ever created, including archived classes in previous years. It must be unique and cannot be reused. Your school can come up with your own naming convention. For example: 1921DPHistA can be the class ID of an IB DP History A class that is offered from 2019 to 2021.
  8. Teachers: This is for the instructor(s) of the class. The teacher must have a ManageBac account in order to be added as a teacher to the class.
  9. Description:  This is a summary or description of the class, visible to all users on ManageBac. This appears on the right hand panel of the Class's Overview page, so we  advise keeping this up to 1-2 paragraphs. You can divide your description into paragraphs using the Return or Enter key.
  10. Announcement: This is an announcement message that is displayed at the top of the page in the Class's Overview page. It can be used to alert students to key upcoming deadlines and to post any messages. You can divide your description into paragraphs using the Return or Enter key.
  11. Lock Memberships: This is the option to prevent teachers and students from joining or leaving the class. We would recommend locking at least the students' access, so they cannot leave the class during session. This will also prevent other students who are not members of the class to join the class.
  12. Logo: This logo is a thumbnail image that appears at the top of the right hand panel of the Class's Overview page, above the Class Description. The accepted files types are: GIF, JPG and PNG, and we advise keeping this image under 10 MB. The thumbnail appears in a 1:1 ratio.

**Additional note for Step 4 on Levels:

For classes created in the National Curriculum programmes (High School, Middle School, Primary School), the requirement to select levels will soon be removed, as we recognise that these levels do not necesarily apply to your customised programme.

In the meantime, please select both HL (Higher Level) and SL (Standard Level) levels to create the class successfully.

Next Steps:

Once your class has been created, please follow the tutorial below to add students into the class:

Assigning students to the class via bulk or individually

Video Tutorials

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