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When Purchasing EdTech Products


Ensuring that your educational technology tools are IMS Global Certified is the best way to establish a plug and play ecosystem that allows all of your tools and content to work together. If you are just starting out, you should review some of the resources IMS Global has developed to help you know what to ask for from your vendors and what to include in your RFPs. IMS Global offers assistance to our members who need help or guidance determining their needs.

Most importantly, you should verify that your products are IMS Global Certified by checking the product directory.

All resources which are not marked K-12 or HED are suitable for all institutions.

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IMS Certified

Common Cartridge®

Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE)

Learning Tools Interoperability®




Question and Test Interoperability® (QTI®) and Accessible Portable Item Protocol® (APIP®)


Details of Institutional Procurement Practices

K-12 Institutions

Higher Education Institutions

Additional institutional resources are available in the K-12 Playbook and HED Playbook.