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.


Why Does It Make Sense to Join the IMS Innovation Revolution?

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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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. Since then we have ingested over 200 cartridges and 1.5 million digital learning objects. 

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

So often we see standards organizations in the market where the standards they create are dreamed up by smart people in a vacuum. The simple fact is, if you don’t seek feedback from the people you serve, odds are you’ll create something that doesn’t work for them. That is not the case with IMS. The IMS approach is to bring together school districts and solution providers to jointly influence and develop standards that solve real world problems.

CEO, ClassLink
Berj Akian
Berj Akian

Contributing Member Institutions

Loudon County Public Schools
University of California San Diego
Oregon State University
University of Florida
Clayton County Public Schools
Polk County Public Schools
University of British Columbia
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Arizona State University
Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University
Volusia County Schools
Brandman University
University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Purdue University
Broward County Public Schools
Cobb County School District
Duncanville ISD
New York City Department of Education
Newton Public Schools
Orange County School District
Pennsylvania State University
School District of Pickens County
Tennessee Board of Regents
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
University of California System
University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Michigan
University of Phoenix
American Public University System
University of Texas at Austin
Artficial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Seoul
University of Wisconsin
Baltimore County Public Schools
Utah Valley University
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC)
CODE - Open University of Japan
Western Governors University
Lone Star College
Escambia County School District
FLVS - Florida Virtual School
Forsyth County Schools
Framingham State University
Fulton County Schools
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Houston Independent School District
Indian River School District
Katy Independent School District
Keller ISD
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
Laramie County School District #1

Contributing Member Suppliers

Trinity Education Group
Fidelis Inc.
Portfolium, Inc.
Digital Knowledge EdTech Lab Inc.
Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd., Uchidayoko Institute for Education Research
Infinite Campus, Inc.
Intellify Learning
Accreditrust Technologies, LLC
Lumen Learning
Japan Electronic Publishing Association
Kaltura Inc.
Learning Objects, Inc.
BNED LoudCloud, LLC
McGraw-Hill Education
Measured Progress
ACT, Inc.
Motivis Learning
AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center
Nelson Education Ltd.
Blackboard, Inc.
Open Assessment Technologies S.A.
BPS Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH
Oracle Corporation
Cengage Learning
Pacific Metrics
CETE-Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, University of Kansas
Pearson Education
Chalk & Wire Learning Assesment Inc.
Performance Matters
Civitas Learning, Inc.
Questar Assessment, Inc.
ClassLink, Inc.
SAFARI Montage
D2L Corporation
Echo360, Inc.
SMART Technologies
Educational Testing Service
Elsevier Inc.
Follett Corporation
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators
WGBH (Carl & Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
LearningMate Solutions Private Limited
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA

IMS Meetings

27 Feb 2017 - 1:10am to 2 Mar 2017 - 1:10am

IMS February 2017 Quarterly Meeting and Summit on Digital Credentials and Badges

Orlando, Florida

16 May 2017 - 1:10am to 19 May 2017 - 1:10am

Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2017

Denver, Colorado Details for the Learning Impact Leadership Institute