How Does IMS Enable Better Digital Learning Experiences?

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Seamless plug & play integration

Creates better user experiences & enables greater educational insight.


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Agile open architecture & extensive ecosystem

Enables flexibility, efficiency & choice.


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Effective member-based collaboration

Means getting to the future sooner with sustainable progress.


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Together We Get Farther Faster!

IMS Global is a non-profit member collaborative inventing the future of educational and learning technology.  IMS enables a plug & play architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products are rapidly deployed and work together. IMS suppliers are the market leaders in innovation. IMS institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster.  IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students and institutions.


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The work IMS has done to ease integration between systems has not only saved us time and money, it has allowed me to focus our development team on what counts – our students. 

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kentucky Community & Technical College System
Paul Czarapata
Paul Czarapata

In an era where micro-credentials, digital credentials, and new learning models like CBE are gaining traction, the work of the IMS community to re-imagine a new type of record to better serve students, universities, and employers is exhilarating! Developing a comprehensive, digital, student record to better articulate what students know and can do speaks to the needs of 21st century employers.

Associate Vice Provost & Registrar, University of Maryland University College
Joellen Shendy
Joellen Shendy

Houston ISD started requesting Common Cartridge (CC), Thin Common Cartridge (TCC) and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integrations from its partners in July of 2014 to make it easier to access and integrate digital curriculum from a wide array of resources. Within a year, we had TCC and CC from 11 vendors and LTI links from four additional vendors. This adds up to approximately 200 cartridges and almost 1 million digital learning objects.

Director, IT – Education Technology, Houston ISD
Beatriz Arnillas
Beatriz Arnillas

Contributing Member Institutions

University of Michigan
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
University of Phoenix
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
University of Texas at Austin
CODE - Open University of Japan
University of Wisconsin
Utah Valley University
Escambia County School District
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC)
Florida Virtual School
Western Governors University
Forsyth County Schools
Framingham State University
Fulton County Schools
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Houston Independent School District
Indian River School District
Keller ISD
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
Laramie County School District #1
New York City Department of Education
Newton Public Schools
Open Universiteit Nederland
Orange County School District
Pennsylvania State University
Poway Unified School District
School District of Pickens County
Seoul Cyber University (SCU)
Tennessee Board of Regents
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
University of California System
University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
University of Maryland University College
American Public University System
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Artficial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Seoul

Contributing Member Suppliers

Pacific Metrics
American Institutes for Research
Pearson Education
Apereo Foundation
Performance Matters
Blackboard, Inc.
Psydev Ltd
BPS Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH
Questar Assessment, Inc.
Cengage Learning
SAFARI Montage
CETE-Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, University of Kansas
Samsung Electronics
Civitas Learning, Inc.
SMART Technologies
ClassLink, Inc.
Stichting Cito
Data Recognition Corporation
D2L Corporation
Educational Testing Service
Elsevier Inc.
WGBH (Carl & Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH)
Follett Corporation
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Blue Canary
Accreditrust Technologies, LLC
Lumen Learning
Intellify Learning
Kaltura Inc.
Learning Objects, Inc.
Measured Progress
Nelson Education Ltd.
Open Assessment Technologies S.A.
ACT, Inc.
Oracle Corporation
AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA
LearningMate Solutions Private Limited

IMS Meetings

2 Nov 2015 - 1:10am to 5 Nov 2015 - 1:10am

University of Texas - Austin

23 May 2016 - 1:10am to 26 May 2016 - 1:10am

San Antonio, Texas